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Old 01-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hello,

Wanted to get your thoughts on getting the Alpine SWR-10D2 (sub) and MRX-M110 X (amp).

I'm finding it hard to get a amp that can power this <1000 RMS sub @ 2ohms

I want to run at 2ohms with a mono amp (no need for more than 1 output).--Or should I get a 2 channel amp at 4ohms and bridge--OR should I get a class D mono like this
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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I'm liking the alpine SWR-10D2 w/ the Hifonics GLX1400D ...any thoughts?
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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both will power the sub at RMS rated values and both look rad.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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The hifonics one looks really good but the price is very low.. Concerns me
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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The hifonics one looks really good but the price is very low.. Concerns me
No offense but I wouldn't take the appearance into account unless you were doing some custom show worthy install, and then it would still be minimal.

I don't have a ton of experience with the Alpine subs but I highly doubt it's going to last very long with a true 1000 watts going to it...seems pretty high for a $260 retail sub.

I'm all for having more power than needed (to keep amp gain down & running cooler) but you could probably run a true 600-800 watts and that sub is going to do to do all that it can....just my take on it though.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:06 PM   #6
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I didn't mean aethetics I meant by specs it looks pretty good. I have a audio integrations enclosure for my 12 hatch so limited on subs, but the alpine looks (specs wise) the best bang for buck (high rms)
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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Sorry...my bad

I think Alpine makes a great product, I just don't think you need that much power to be an ideal setup for that sub.

Maybe somebody with more experience can jump in and give their .02 cents. I haven't had to run 1000 watts to a sub under $500 for quite some time.
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I have the 12 and was powering it by a bridged P900.4, bumped... until my P900 took a poop on me :sadpanda:

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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well that amp is surprsingly cheap, so I'd like to have the excess power, besides the sub rates at 1000 and less rms with peak 3000 so I don't want it starving =)

I think I'm going to go with this setup, unless someone has something to say about this combo not working or it being a cheap amp
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both will power the sub at RMS rated values and both look rad.
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Remember all watts aren't created equal! There's a reason why amps rated at the same power outputs may vary greatly in price and its not always due to brand/popular name.

Again not trying to beat up the Hifonics amp...I haven't seen one in a system for years but in general you usually get what you pay for.
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Remember all watts aren't created equal! There's a reason why amps rated at the same power outputs may vary greatly in price and its not always due to brand/popular name.

Again not trying to beat up the Hifonics amp...I haven't seen one in a system for years but in general you usually get what you pay for.
In general i've noticed the type D mono's are cheaper than their counterparts.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:02 PM   #13
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Remember all watts aren't created equal! There's a reason why amps rated at the same power outputs may vary greatly in price and its not always due to brand/popular name.

Again not trying to beat up the Hifonics amp...I haven't seen one in a system for years but in general you usually get what you pay for.
This is especially true in high end home audio.
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This is especially true in high end home audio.
Yes, I went with the following. I feel much better with a more reputable and not (cheaply priced) amp.

Alpine MRX-M110
Alpine SWR-10D2
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I've spent some time selling consumer electronics, and the only thing that concerns me about this combo is that the Alpine SWR-10D2 is incredibly inefficient, only outputting 82 db at 1 watt/m. Most other high end 10" subs are in the 94 db range meaning that they will be 8-9 times louder with the same power. I don't have any experience with the Hifonics brand, but I would assume that they would perform like any run of the mill class D amp. Look for a high current output amp (class A/B) to drive the subwoofer better (louder), even if the wattage is lower, it's the current which moves the voice coil, not watts.
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I've spent some time selling consumer electronics, and the only thing that concerns me about this combo is that the Alpine SWR-10D2 is incredibly inefficient, only outputting 82 db at 1 watt/m. Most other high end 10" subs are in the 94 db range meaning that they will be 8-9 times louder with the same power. I don't have any experience with the Hifonics brand, but I would assume that they would perform like any run of the mill class D amp. Look for a high current output amp (class A/B) to drive the subwoofer better (louder), even if the wattage is lower, it's the current which moves the voice coil, not watts.
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Yes, I went with the following. I feel much better with a more reputable and not (cheaply priced) amp.

Alpine MRX-M110
Alpine SWR-10D2

If you can see my attached quote I went with an alpine amp. As far as the db/watt raiting its too late now, items in shipping and will be put in on Friday. I'm not giving up faith, Alpine is a strong brand in the audio industry(unless you buy their type e subs! lol bad story). I will update friday afternoon when the installation is complete! Also giving a full review on sound.

Thanks for the input
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