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Old 05-29-2003, 08:10 PM   #1
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Alpine Type R 2 Ohm...wiring options?

Ok i have a 2 Ohm Alpine Type R DVC Sub...and I don't know how to hook it up...i don't have an amp yet and I'm not sure if should get a mono amp or a 2 channel amp. If I get the 2 channel amp can i give each coil a channel? Should I run it parallel or series? help please someone. I'm gonna get a MTX amp...
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Old 05-29-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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check ur manual for wiring options...
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Old 05-29-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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I know how to wire them...but what's better a two channel or a mono or parallel or series...it's not question of how but what's best.
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Old 05-30-2003, 02:23 AM   #4
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Personally I'd go for a mono amp that can output 300 - 400 watts at 4 ohms and wire the voice coils in series on it. I don't know much about a lot of amps, but try www.thezeb.com and look at the USAcoustics amps. Those are regarded as pretty darn good "budget" amps and its what I'm running.

Check out the 600D amp (will put 275watts to 4 ohms) or the 800D amp (will put out 400 watts to 4 ohms). The first amp will slightly underpower the sub, but it should still sound pretty good. The Type R will be able to handle the 400 watts from the 800D.

My plan is to get rid of the MTX subs I have and get two of the Type-R 2ohm DVCs and put them on my 800D, each will get 300 watts that way.
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Old 05-30-2003, 02:46 AM   #5
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get a 1-ohm stable mono amp and wire the alpine in parallel

a 1-ohm stable mono amp is cheaper than a 4-ohm stable mono amp.

As for suggestions, a JBL 600.1 might be pretty nice, and can be found for like less than $200
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:30 AM   #6
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Get a two channel 2ohm stable amp.. Or get a mono block 1 channel that is 1 ohm stable.. jbl would be cheap route
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:20 AM   #7
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Hey fryguy when you say a mono amp in parallel how is that connected...I checked my manual it doesn't show how to connect a mono amp to one sub in parallel vs. series...is there any pictures anywhere sorry...i'm new to the forums...I was looking at MTX amps but I'll check out this JBL.
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:25 AM   #8
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www.rockfordfosgate.com has a wiring diagram check it out hope it helps
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:33 AM   #9
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I'm lost with this 4 ohm 2 ohm thing...I know my speaker is 2ohm + 2ohm but I don't get it...if i wire it with a two channel amp one channel per coil will it be at 4 ohms or 2 ohms? If i use the mono and go series or parallel which will it be 4 ohms or 2 ohms...I looked at the pictures on fosgates site but it doesn't say which is parallel and which is series...

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Old 05-30-2003, 12:53 PM   #10
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http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/rftec...x=15&image.y=8

click that link and wiring option #1 is in parallel and wiring option #2 is in series, so what you should do is get a monoblock amp that pushes the recommended watts rms for both subs added together at 2 ohms x1 hope that clears it up for you good luck
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Wire them in series and connect them to a bridged 2 ohm (per channel) stable amp...
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Old 05-30-2003, 02:01 PM   #12
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I only have ONE sub...so your saying get a mono amp and wire it in series? Would this amp work for what you saying... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=18797
My sub runs at 300 watt rms...wire that baby with it in series?

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Old 05-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #13
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NO sorry about that my mistake for some reason i was going about it all wrong i was thinking you had two 2ohm DVC alpine R's. so get a monoblock amp that is stable to 1 ohm and pushes at least 300 rms x1 at 1ohm now would probably be a good time to start a new thread and ask what would be a good monoblock amp that puts out at least 300rms @ 1ohm in whatever your price range.
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:22 PM   #14
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Ok so i need a 1 ohm stable 300W rms amp and then do I hook it up to my sub in series or parallel? My 2 ohm sub will be ok if i run it off a 1 ohm amp?
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Old 05-30-2003, 06:49 PM   #15
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yes it will be ok. By wiring the 2ohm DVC sub in paralell, it then becomes a 1ohm sub.
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