I have 2 12" sony xplod's 900max/300rms (and don't say they suck, they might not be the best but they have a decent sound and get really loud.) and an Alpine MRP-350 amp powering them. I assume that the subs are running 4 ohms because I doubt they would be stable at 2 ohms... the amp IS bridged and according to the box puts out 200rmsX1 at 4ohms and 350rmsX1 at 2ohms. Do you think it is running at 4 ohms or 2 ohms? I have also heard that this amp is underrated and is pushing more like 400+rms at 2 ohms... Would my subs get much louder if say, I replaced them with 2 Kicker CVR12's running at 2ohms? Thanks!
louder probably not but it would sound better. i'm fairly sure but not positive that the sony's are SVC 4 ohm so that would put u at 2 ohms if u wired it in parallel, and no this will not damage your subs unless u are severly clipping with that amp (i.e. u have the gains and bass boost turned up on the amp all the way). My advice is get the kickers
Why wouldn't they get louder if I boosted them from 200x1 to 350 or even 400x1? I might get the kickers later. I have to get my Kenwood 589 HU first and then 2 6.5's for the front. Another random question, I have 4 factory 6.5's... I am thinking of just buying 1 pair of speakers for the front and ripping the backs out... (at least for a while until I put 4 speakers in). Would I notice much of a difference? And how good are like Pioneer 3 way's? I don't have much money so... I am hoping for 35 or so for the pair on ebay. Looks like the subs will have to wait. I have the amp running with the bass boost all the way up and the gain 2/3 the way up... I love my heavy chest hammering bass but is that stuff too high?
really dude u dont no what hammering bass is when u have sony's. but whatever tickles ur fancy
Jeremy l. Soundz.
Really try to go for the Kickers.. They will give you alot better performance than the Sonys ever will. I have personally gone from two 12" CVRs, and am now running 6 CVRs. These will hit insanely hard, and still sound great. Esp. in a professionally designed and EQ'ed Sealed box. Also, the pioneer 3 ways will give a great performance for the price. They are the first speakers I ever started with, and they did great, and still hold admiration for how cheap they are. When ever you decide to go with something that is a tad more expensive, but a great investment, go with Eclipse Component systems. These sets of speakers will make anything else seem sub-par.