Amp suggestions?


I'm thinking of getting a Pair of Alpine 1242D Type R's.
When wired it will create a 1 or 4 ohm load.

power handling: 200-500 watts RMS
peak power: 1,500 watts

What amp should i get?
I've heard a lot of good things about Orion amps (and i have a Orion 4004 for my components) but a few people suggested getting the
Alpine MRD-1005 which is
Per channel into 4 ohms : 500W x 1
Not stable at 1 ohm
(Saw another thread saying to get 2 Alpine Mrd-600's)

Or should i get the Orion 1200D
or the MB Quart RAA1000

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 4065
Registered: Nov-04
Get the Orion or MB, unless of course your HU is Alpine and you want to match it up.
Xtant amps are going very cheap on eBay. Take advantage of it.

I checked out the Xtant....didn't like the look of the casing. I don't know if i should/will upgrade the HU unit. I have the factory 6 cd / Tape changer on a 2002 Honda Accord. Only reason I would change it is to add a DVD function. Haven't seen any alpine ones though.

Just found 2 Alpine HU's with DVD function (didn't look hard enough). Well they look great but don't really know anything about HU units, but I do have a double din HU currently installed so I suppose I should look for one.....any suggestions would help. Thanks

Silver Member
Username: Rovin

Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 202
Registered: Jul-05
Orion 1200D $407
MB Quart RAA1000 $300 on sale

Either 1 will work but i'm thinking with the extra power that the Orion will have it'll run cooler plus u can get 600wrms subs later on if need arises - much nicer looking too - lol .
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