Stereo & Electronics - AMP SUGGESTIONS FOR 2 12" ALPINE TYPE R




Ls1Envy
08-03-2007, 09:49 AM
So I've narrowed it down to either the Hifonics Bxi 1606D (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=16368) or Lanzar OPTI1400D (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=14078)

The Subs are 4ohm DVC rated at 500RMS and 1500W PEAK each.

Anyone have/seen any of these series of amps? There both about the same price with the Hifonics pushing more power and has the LED Blue Logo


transaman98
08-06-2007, 12:21 AM
personally i wouldnt do either of them. but if you had to pick between them i would say go with the Hifonics if it is 1 ohm stable. wire the pair in a parallel and give the amp a 1 ohm load.

Ls1Envy
08-06-2007, 05:39 AM
there both good amps,...i wasl also thinking about the cadence txa1000, on ebay for 200 shipped. You have other suggestions?


streetassasin
08-06-2007, 07:56 AM
Im a fan of kicker
zx1000 (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KICKER-MONO-BLOCK-AMPLIFIER-AMP-07-MODEL-ZX1000-1_W0QQitemZ200134486135QQihZ010QQcategoryZ64570QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
I'm running the kx1200 and its a beast mine out out 1475RMS
kx1200 (http://cgi.ebay.com/KICKER-CLASS-D-KX1200-1-CAR-AMP-WITH-CERTIFICATE_W0QQitemZ140144635087QQihZ004QQcategor yZ64570QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Chadlee2KZ
08-06-2007, 09:12 AM
Alpine subs go with a Alpine amp... I would say the 500 watt class D version would work just fine.

95bat
08-06-2007, 09:13 AM
Alpine amps are expensive.

From those two choices I'd get the hifonics.

exstanger
08-06-2007, 02:09 PM
I like the specs of the txa1000d also but haven't heard one yet. Any reviews???

Ls1Envy
08-06-2007, 05:24 PM
Some guys over at caraudio.com say there pretty good, not too overated and is a steal with a 2 year warranty.

Speedy
08-06-2007, 08:01 PM
Im a fan of kicker
zx1000 (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KICKER-MONO-BLOCK-AMPLIFIER-AMP-07-MODEL-ZX1000-1_W0QQitemZ200134486135QQihZ010QQcategoryZ64570QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
I'm running the kx1200 and its a beast mine out out 1475RMS
kx1200 (http://cgi.ebay.com/KICKER-CLASS-D-KX1200-1-CAR-AMP-WITH-CERTIFICATE_W0QQitemZ140144635087QQihZ004QQcategor yZ64570QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


I have the Kicker IX1302. Friggin thing blows everything I hook up to it. So damn underrated it's not funny. 2x1000w and 2x400X Thumps when poof in minutes. I shoulda known what those two young kids who sold me the thing were snickering about. Want power? Get a Kicker. F'n ear-bleeders is what they are.

Ls1Envy
08-06-2007, 08:25 PM
i would but i have to stay around ~$200. I was thinking about going the used route. Saw a Orion 1200D for around 180

allbaugh_04
08-06-2007, 09:14 PM
Alpine subs go with a Alpine amp... I would say the 500 watt class D version would work just fine.

You do not have to match up the brands. That's bad advice. Also, don't get an Alpine amp. They are ok, but are way too expensive. I've heard good things about Hifonics for the money so you could go with that one...

This is how you wire up the subs...if you didn't know already. :chug:
http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp

If you want a great amp...you'll buy this! :judge:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Memphis-16-MCD1000-1100-Watts-Subwoofer-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ260145271927QQcmdZViewItem?hash =item260145271927

I hope you find this post in time, cuz you'll be hard pressed to find a better amp made by a better company at this price. Memphis rocks :judge:

Chadlee2KZ
08-08-2007, 07:24 AM
[QUOTE=allbaugh_04]You do not have to match up the brands. That's bad advice. Also, don't get an Alpine amp. They are ok, but are way too expensive. I've heard good things about Hifonics for the money so you could go with that one...

How is that bad advice.. Sorry i think it looks stupid to have Alpine subs with a Sony amp. and some people run 2 different brand amps. I understand it doesnt sound any better. It gives a better look IMO, like you planned it out better. And at the end of the day you are talking a few more bucks to make it look uniformed and its worth it.

I agree with going with Memphis. My whole system is Memphis except for the head unit. Have had Memphis stuff since i got out of high school in 99' and every amp,speaker,sub i have had sounded great and lasted until i sold it. Never blew anything. This encludes a 149db system that i used to db drag. Great stuff!!

95bat
08-08-2007, 09:16 AM
Matching Alpine is fine for Alpine if you want to spend the money. Their PDX line of amps is awesome.

Personally, I'm not an amp matcher. Brand consistency is kind of silly to me, being that people who make very nice amps don't make very nice speakers (or even make speakers at all) and vice versa. Ususally companies are only good at one thing, whether it be amps, head units, speakers, whatever. This does apply to Alpine too.

The Memphis amp suggested is nice, but the reserve was not met on that auction, so who knows how much the guy wanted :( The cheapest I could find from an online vendor is $430.

allbaugh_04
08-08-2007, 05:14 PM
[QUOTE=allbaugh_04]You do not have to match up the brands. That's bad advice. Also, don't get an Alpine amp. They are ok, but are way too expensive. I've heard good things about Hifonics for the money so you could go with that one...

How is that bad advice.. Sorry i think it looks stupid to have Alpine subs with a Sony amp. and some people run 2 different brand amps. I understand it doesnt sound any better. It gives a better look IMO, like you planned it out better. And at the end of the day you are talking a few more bucks to make it look uniformed and its worth it.

I agree with going with Memphis. My whole system is Memphis except for the head unit. Have had Memphis stuff since i got out of high school in 99' and every amp,speaker,sub i have had sounded great and lasted until i sold it. Never blew anything. This encludes a 149db system that i used to db drag. Great stuff!!

I was going to change the wording on that but never did. I put bad advice because it gives people the impression that you have to match brands. When it really doesn't matter and thats what I meant. No harmed feelings...

allbaugh_04
08-08-2007, 05:16 PM
Here's another: http://cgi.ebay.com/Memphis-Mobile-Audio-16-MCD1000-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ300139293336QQcmdZViewItem?hash =item300139293336

Yea I'm sure it'll go for more than you are willing to pay yet again.

Ls1Envy
08-08-2007, 08:56 PM
Those are sick amps but a little out of my price range new.

Right now I'm really leaning towards the Cadence TXA-1000D. There going for $200 shipped with a 2 year warranty on summer blowout. Now I'm trying to figure out a box for two 10's.

allbaugh_04
08-08-2007, 09:03 PM
It'll be definitely hard trying to find an amp with that kind of output at that price.

fredmr39
08-08-2007, 09:28 PM
I have the Kicker IX1302. Friggin thing blows everything I hook up to it. So damn underrated it's not funny. 2x1000w and 2x400X Thumps when poof in minutes. I shoulda known what those two young kids who sold me the thing were snickering about. Want power? Get a Kicker. F'n ear-bleeders is what they are.
...either you are using the wrong subs for the application, the wrong application for the subs, installing/wiring incorrectly, or setting your gains improperly.

underrated -- yea, at 14.4 volts.. they don't make all that power in your average car -- I'm thinking you're blowing subs because your gains are set improperly..

transaman98
08-16-2007, 11:27 AM
well whatever amp you get I would say to make sure that it is CEA-2006 Rated.

Super Speed
08-16-2007, 02:21 PM
I went with the Hifonics Bxi 1606D with my type r's and it bumps pretty good :D

Ls1Envy
08-16-2007, 04:37 PM
I think I'm gonna run a Subthump Stealth Box loaded with a FI Audio Q series 10".
This subs a beast with 1000rms and an excursion of 27mm. Not to mention the recommended sealed box specs are .2-.6cf. Perfect for the .6cf Stealth Box. Pushing it is gonna be the Cadence 1000txa..... nice amp and sub setup for under $500