Do you know what the power rating is for Orion HCCA 225? It's 50w rms at 2ohms. Unless you want to go below 1ohm, you're wasting money. Those amps on eBay are going for almost $250 USD, some even want as much as $300. Yes it's a great amp but not if they want that kind of money for an amp that's approaching 6-10years in age.
If you can get the hcca 225 amp for $75, get it. You won't find a better bargain. A guy here wanted $400 and wouldn't budge. I told him it was a bit too steep. Tell me if the guy selling the amp has some more.
Sure thing, He told me he had a couple so I'll look into it more tomorrow. As for not running 2 different subs. I guess I'll have to get another Type-R then. Either that or sell my two current subs and try to find a pair of 12s a bit lower in price.
Yeah, get another type R. You can either keep or sell your orion. I like to have variation, so i at times test/use other subs as well. You can keep the type R's in a sealed box and the orions in a ported so you can either go loud or go with a flatter, more natural curve. Per Isaac's comment about the A8002T, you can probably drive 2 type R's with that amp, what do you think, Isaac?
Wow type R's are so popular. I guess they are pretty good for the price, I had one hooked up yesterday... it sounded great!
I was also talking to someone who said its not a good idea to run 2 different subs with different loads. I thought it you bring the 4ohm DVC to 2 ohm, and run both at 1ohm it would be ok... he told me otherwise.
However, would it still be okay to run different subs if you run them on thier own channel?
I personally find that A8002T is good for powering components wherelse, A8000T is more suited for subs. If your goal is subs, then get A8000T (1 channel), but if you want the flexiblity of being able to power the subs and components then A8002T is a better option (2 channels). LouieV, as for your question, if the 2 subs are identical brand and power rating, you can mix and match. Let's say you had 1 4ohms DVC and 1 2ohms DVC, either bring up the 2ohms or down the 4ohms, then use it together.
Ok, so as long as they are the same brand & type... then it shouldnt be a problem?
In my case I have (2) 10" Type R's. First one is a 2ohm DVC, second is a 4ohm SVC.
Only option here was to bring the 2ohm to see a 4ohm load, and run both together for a 2ohm load. I think they are 300wRMS each... The problem is, one coil on first sub (2ohm DVC) does not work. The other side seems to work fine... can coil just die like that, will it affect the other coil?
Whoa, now that's a different story. If one of your VC is not working, then DO NOT use it with the other sub period. A voice coil don't die very often by itself. Have you had each VC hooked up to a 2 channel amp? Sometimes that will blow it.