I'm a strait up newbe trying to put together a system. I'm set on Alpine equipment but I'm hung up on subs and amps (like everyone else). Here's my situation, I'm looking at a single sub (for $$$ reasons) but I don't know if I should go type r 10 or 12 and then what amp to go with (again preferably Alpine). I don't need to shake the earth but I want to feel the bass (hip-hop ready but with a focus on clarity) As a side note, what's the difference between 10" 2ohm and 10" 4ohm?
I've read a lot of the other posts here and I know this has all most likely been answered but I wanted to try and get it all in one place.
I would go with the 12. Much better low end with the clarity of the 10. There is no difference between the 2 and 4 ohm version. That is only the drivers electrical impendence. This is only need when hooking up to an amp.
i would go with the 12" but 10's do have more of a kick and 12's have the low end and there isnt much difference in 2 ohms and 4 ohms just the sensitivity is different but for an amp i dont really like alpine amps cuz they dont have as much quality or power as they are stated on the other hand an MTX 250 watt amp have the quality of an alpine 500 watt amp but if u want to stick with alpine in all means go for it the still have good quality
andy i think you got that backwards. it seems to me that mtx doesn't have as much quality as Alpine does. Alpine states the exact power that you're going to recieve not higher or lower. MTX on the other hand isn't too bad either but I would rate lower than Alpine.
What sort of power output should I be looking at to push the type r 10 or 12 (depending on what I go with)? Model reccomendations would be great here. I'm staying away from MTX only because I have a good friend who's had bad luck with his MTX equipment, thanks for the suggestion anyway.
The type r 12" is the way i'm leaning at this point but the only concern I have is if there is going to be a noticable difference in sq from the 10". I am planning on listening to both before I buy but if anyone has experiance I'd be interested to know ahead of time.
Still looking for some input on an amp (power and how many channels). This is going to go in a yet to be purchased new car and the first step is replacing the speakers so, with that in mind, am i better off getting a 4 channel amp so I can power the fronts as well as the sub? Like I said before, i'm not that interested in spl and I'm prolly going to go with Coaxials in the front (again to save a little $$$) so is just powering the sub with a mono or two channel amp the way to go?
Again, keep in mind I'm a complete rookie so if most of this seems rudamentary that's because I'm clueless on this stuff.