I just bought a type x 12 and my amp is a mrd1005. It sounds weak. Its wired right, box is good. They tell me I need more than 1000 watts to push this sub. How much power do I need? What would be the best amp? IT SOUNDS WEAK!!! HELP!!!
The amp is an alpine mrd1005. 1147 clean watts. Box is a sealed .75 cubic ft mounted in the trunk of my G35. I am returning the amp tommorow and thinking of going with an Alpine pdx1.1000. Should I dump this sub, get a new box, or try a new amp? Am I just wasting money trying to get this sub to hit hard?
I pulled the speaker out of the box and one of the v-coil jumpers wasnt all the way in. Now it hits load and clear. I still need a bigger ported box but I am having trouble finding one that fits in my small trunk. Any suggestions on manufacturers that I should look into?
Talk to mark potts he is the Type R expert... im sure he would still know somthing about the X.. he has a good reputation with custom boxes... and ^i agree with ctmike, only kind of box i would buy prefab is a sealed box... ported never again.
The type X is a great woofer - its quiet 100% because of the box. Don't waste your $ on the amp, the sub won't handle it in that box.... but with a nicely made ported box (nudge nudge =)) you could throw more power down, although I still wouldn't suggest more than 1500 watts.
CAREFULLY used, they can for a few minutes in the proper box. 1500 is really the limit of "safe"... and your still going to blow it with moderate clipping.
The X can be cleanly taken to its limits without failure, but passing those limits is very easy since you can't really tell when its struggling. You know when the R is approaching its limits, it sounds like garbage once you really really push it.
lol i forgot to post this... +1 for this wierd you have to preview forum.