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Help with alpine type R's and amp

 

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Username: Ericshinn

Post Number: 2
Registered: Aug-10
Okay I have a few questions. I plan on getting two 12" Alpine type R's, but should i get the old model of 500 watts RMS each or the new model of 300-600 watts RMS each?
Second should I get dual 2 ohms or dual 4 ohms? I dont really understanding wiring and electronics very well.
Third, I plan on getting one amp that will power both. I have been told to get a mono channel class D amp but im not sure what to get. Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks
Links:
http://www.techronics.com/caraudio_2194_Alpine-SWR-1222D-12-inch-Dual-2-ohms-Typ e-R-1500-Watts-Car-Subwoofer-SWR1222D-.html
http://www.techronics.com/caraudio_10976_Alpine-SWR-1223D-12-inch-1800-watts-Max -Dual-2-ohm-Type-R-Subwoofer-SWR1223D-.html
http://www.techronics.com/caraudio_2167_Alpine-SWR-1242D-12-inch-Dual-4-ohm-Type -R-1500-Watts-Car-Subwoofer-SWR1242D-.html
http://www.techronics.com/caraudio_10973_Alpine-SWR-1243D-12-inch-1800-watts-Max -Dual-4-ohm-Type-R-Subwoofer-SWR1243D-.html
thanks
 

Gold Member
Username: Delsole

Post Number: 1714
Registered: Feb-05
Well lets start with a budget for an amp. Once you have an amp picked out it will be easier to choose which model sub to get.
 

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Username: Ericshinn

Post Number: 3
Registered: Aug-10
My budget for the amp is around 400 dollars, but is flexible
 

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Username: Cwruck

Post Number: 412
Registered: Feb-10
400 is quite high for an amp, you could actually get by for cheaper than that.
check out db-r electronics. they sell sundown amps for great prices, the only thing is the amps are b-stock but honestly you will be the only one who knows.
a sae-1200d is a beast of an amp and very hard to be beat for price and performance

and i would suggest if you want to have a loud system check out audioque
they have the sdc2.5 12's and you can get them new for like 165 each or something or get b-stock for 140 each. so 280 for 2 shipped to your door.
and you more than likely want to buy dual 4 ohm subs no matter what you buy, what that means is when you wire them in parralel it will present a 1 ohm load to your amp, and give you the most power

basically the best bang for your buck system, will get very loud in a box 4.0 cu ft tuned around 35-40 hz
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 1158
Registered: Oct-09
400 is more than enough for a proper amp. You can do an AQ1200D for 249 or a Sundown Sae1200D for around 275. You're going to want to get two dual 4 ohm and then together they can run on the amp at a one ohm load. Do you have any plans for an enclosure yet? Are you looking for low bass or loudness? You could spend the money you can save on an amp on a custom built enclosure. The type Rs are a great all around sub so they should meet your listening needs whatever they are.
 

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Username: Rovin

1 15 = 153 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 16619
Registered: Jul-05
http://cgi.ebay.com/Alpine-SWR-1243D-Type-R-12-subwoofer-dual-4-ohm-NEW-/2706286 34105?pt=Car_Subwoofers_Enclosures&hash=item3f02b93df9


http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-TYPE-R-SWR-1243D-12-CAR-SUBWOOFER-DUAL-4-OHM-/2706218 18909?pt=Car_Subwoofers_Enclosures&hash=item3f0251401d


http://www.woofersetc.com/p9258/SAX1200D--Sundown-Audio-1200W-1Channel-Monoblock -Amplifier.htm
 

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Username: Ericshinn

Post Number: 4
Registered: Aug-10
Thank you everyone.

From the input i think i am going to get the SAE-1200D, it looks pretty solid. I just want to make sure that what I get will work properly and maximize the performance without issues.
Also, i will go with the new model of alpine type R 12 and get two of them at 4 watts RMS, or http://www.techronics.com/caraudio_10973_Alpine-SWR-1243D-12-inch-1800-watts-Max %20-Dual-4-ohm-Type-R-Subwoofer-SWR1243D-.html
Box wise im not sure. I wanted to get a custom box either sealed or ported, probably ported, but im not too sure where to look for that specifically.
Wiring wise i also am not too sure what to buy if anyone could help me with that
Rovin the first two links were either broken or the item were sold, but thank you
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1266
Registered: Sep-09
http://www.dldesignz.com/
 

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Username: Rovin

1 15 = 153 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 16622
Registered: Jul-05
something is wrong with techronics.com since its not loading

basically my links had the 1243 for around $125 each shipped on ebay

SAE is the older discontinued series - SAX is the latest model

check that link deathood posted for a good box

wiring : it depends , will u be running another amp for any mids\highs speakers ...
 

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Username: Ericshinn

Post Number: 5
Registered: Aug-10
Thats weird, its working for me. Yeah techronics is selling it for 126 so its basically the same price.
Would you reccomend me hunt for the SAE or but the SAX? If i get the SAX where can i get it for a reasonable price? As of now I can get the SAE for 280
Box wise i am still having trouble with size its asking how big i want it and i really have no idea.
For now i only plan on wiring the subs the speakers will do for now, but in the future its definitely possible that i upgrade my speakers and get another amp for that.
 

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Username: Rovin

1 15 = 153 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 16628
Registered: Jul-05
looks like sundown is having a sale on their SAX 1500 ..>

http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/forum/topic/44101-sundown-september-sales-pre -orders/
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5790
Registered: Oct-05
If your filling out that order page for a quote, just leave that field blank if you do not know what size you would like. for 2 type r's, 4.25-4.5 cubes @ 28-34hz is perfect
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15201
Registered: Jun-04
go with the sax 1500
 

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Username: Ericshinn

Post Number: 7
Registered: Aug-10
Well unfortunately I already purchased the SAE 1200D, but i got it for $230 brand new so i am happy. Will this work?
Thank you Dustin I will put those dimentions in there. Would you reccomend ported or sealed? I know its preferrence but reccomendations?
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15216
Registered: Jun-04
the reason i told you to skip that one is because i thought i heard issues with version one....hopefully yours is version 2
 

Platinum Member
Username: Rovin

1 15 = 153 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 16632
Registered: Jul-05
did u get a warranty ?

i know 2 ppl with that model , i dont know if its v1 or v2 but they never had any problem ...
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5792
Registered: Oct-05
for the R's is really depends on how you want it to sound. what kind of music do you listen to? do you like upper bass or that low bass?
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5793
Registered: Oct-05
for the R's is really depends on how you want it to sound. what kind of music do you listen to? do you like upper bass or that low bass? They do great in both enclosures from my experience with them.
 

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Username: Ericshinn

Post Number: 8
Registered: Aug-10
Its a V2 I read up and decided to get the V2. I listen to a lot of hip hop, but sometimes i listen to some techno so im not really sure.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5794
Registered: Oct-05
I would personally go ported and tune it to 30-32hz. Would give you some nice lower bass as well... shoot me a request on my website and I can give ya a quote via email man.

Dustin
 

New member
Username: Ericshinn

Post Number: 9
Registered: Aug-10
I sent you a request with most amount of info I could give you. I hope its enough. Hope to hear back.
Eric
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