It's a toss up. I just heard the Diamonds, and they're quite a bit louder than the Eclipse, but require a lot more power. The Eclipse run 1500watt max, the Diamond's run 1500watt RMS. Max is still unknown... I'm going to buy the Diamond Audio: http://shop.store.yahoo.com/csexpo/tddiau12tdxs.html
na u cud do alot better...how bout an xtant x1001, hifonics makes a 1500watt amp, or the JBL GTO 1201.1. U dont want to match a sub with its peak power handling u want to match it somewhere close to its rms, with the eclipse, u cud give it a little more. try 800-900 wtts rms
NO lol, u match rms with rms, dont even think about peak, hell if i wanted to i wcoud claim my eclipses peak power at 3000000 watts PeAK and 200 rms, peak dont mean a dam thing in this game, rms is what you need, but pros of the eclipse-strong tc4 motor, 300 oz magnet, great sq, wont hurt your alt or wallet, gets loud OR clean OR BOTH. diamond-havent heard lol, so con-hurts alternator con of eclipse-not free lol
I have the diamond audio tdx 10 it hits really hard but i am on my 2nd one.. they seem to blow easily the guy said i couldnt blow it but hey maybe he is a dumb@ss.... oh well.. i would get the eclipse.. I am selling my diamond when i get it back in 3 weeks and getting me a ti, hey subfan will my mtx 1501d pushes around 1100 watts rms at 2 ohms be over kill for a eclipse ti?? and can i fit the 15 in my camaro???
Yes... MO POWA! Heh... I've decided to get two of these beasts. Found a good deal for 500 for two of them, brand new. Would the T30001bd power them? 3000watt RMS at 1ohm... IMO, it should. But you guys are the pros. Or is there a cheaper route? 1200 bucks is a good sum of money...
JAKE you have 2x250A alternators!! WOW, that is tight. What kind of car is that in? BTW, I have a 1990 Toyota Camry(lol). Where could be a good place to get a cheap alternator for it. The stock one is 80A I believe, but i need a little more. About how much would it cost to buy one and get it installed? Can they just upgrade my current alternator? I don't know much about that kind of stuff! LOL Thanks man!
I actually own an auto repair shop here, so I have hookups. It's a 1997 Jeep Cheroke. I'd like to get pics, but I'm very limited on time here. I'm looking at getting two Eclipse SW9122's for $500.00 + shipping for a system in my 2001 Chevy S-10 truck with the extended cab.
I'll look into an alternator, if anything, I can sell you one. I think you can get 200amp alternators for that. Bolts in, all you have to do is run a bigger wire from the alternator to the battery.
well basically the fundamentals on amps are these four qualities, rms output, what that rms output is at what ohm, build quality, under/overrated, for example, hifonics has bad reliability issues and is ovverrated, so its not really putting out 1500 watts rms it puts out 1430, and is built badly, but is cheap, so thats good, but if u get a good amp to push it that is underrated, for example, zapco, xtant, jl, they are underrated by 10 percent and more lol, so thats what you need to know, im hoping you know ohms laws, but if u dont ill go into a little detail right now to help ya out if u dont, basically ohms is the measure of resistance in current, lower the ohm, lower the resistance which means MROE POWER, right, so since the subs are DVC 4 ohms, which means you havet o wire each sub by itsself to 8 ohm or 2 ohm, or u can wire both for 16 ohms, 4 ohms, or 1 ohm, and since 1 ohm is a small amount of resistance you can get a good amount of power out of it, but some amps cant handle so much current at once and they arent stable, but the rule of thumb is, every time u halve and ohm, you double the power, so if we had a perfect amplifier and unlimited power source then lets do an example,. with this "perfect" amp, it starts at 100 watts rms at 8 ohms, then u halve it, get 4 ohms and 200 watts, then 2 ohms and 400 watts, 1 ohm 800, .5 is 1600 .25 is 2400, and so one and so forth until you approach 0, but if u know basic math you know by division you cant get zero so you have an unlimited amount of power, so these subs are dvc 4 ohms, wire them together get 1 ohm, and find an amp that does 1500-2000 watts rms at 1 ohm times 1 channel and it will auto split the power to each sub
I'll see what I can find out. Mounting two alternators on a FWD car is a bish. I'd go with the biggest H.O. you can find and put two big batteries in the trunk and get a good cap. That'll handle about anything. I've done a lot of installs. But I wire them, not design them :P.
Hey Jake, I don't have any mechanics around here that I can trust for honest info, but I was wondering if you could look up an alternator (no more than 200 amps necessary) for a 1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L V-6. I'd really appreciate the help
I'll look those bad boys up for all three of you tommorrow. I'm in Idaho, so I can't install the for you, but if you run into trouble, I can help. The installs are pretty straight forward. I'd love to help you guys out. I know having all my "connections" here is extremely useful. If anything, you can send me your old one and I can rebuild it for you.
Subfanatic: Hey, what about that box? What's the best size? The subs will be here Tuesday. Also, do I get a discount on the box if I hook you up? LOL!
Actually, it'll be a bit until I can look it up. My boss isn't gonna be around until Monday. But we're going to start offering H.O. alternators and kits for cheap. If we make ten bucks off a deal, that's worth it to us. So be patient, we'll get you guys going in a bit.
Yea no rush at all man, I'm just really glad you can help me out. Thanks again Jake
i want em both
Jake Hill I have had my T10001 Bench at 1400 Rms at 1ohm this T series is underated Rockford seriously overated all amplifiers last year and are making up for it I cant imagine what the t2 amp or t3 amp has at 1ohm I dont no how the eclipse sub will handle such an underated amp becareful with your good subs