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Wheres the power.. No bump

IT puts sound though but it doesnt not seem to put enough power into the subs "12's" to bump them..

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  • Joel Friedenberg May 11, 2010

    The Alpine MRP-M450 Car... amp is a MONO amp. How many Subs do you have hooked up to it? It will put out 400 watts @2ohms/one sub.

  • Jorge Majano May 11, 2010

    what kind of subs do you have? like what is the wattage?



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It might be that your subs are too powerful for the amp, check the model of the sub or subs online and check out how many watts they can take, because you might need to upgrade your amp or downgrade your subs

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

  • Jorge Majano Jul 06, 2009

    either that, or the wires directly to the subs are too thin, i know the wires need to be 8 gauge wires, so it might be that too, hope it helps. Goodluck



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In all reality, that amp is probably a bit small for those two subs. To maximize the power from the amp to the subs, make sure:
  • The dual voice coils of each sub are in parallel (+'s together, -'s together). This makes each sub 2 ohms.
  • Connect the subs in series (+ to -). This makes the combination of subs together 4 ohms.
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This will put somewhere between 150-200W to each sub.

Keep in mind, though, that depending on the music type and location in the vehicle, the type and size of the sub box is going to make almost as much difference as how much power is on the subs. Sealed boxes are usually small and have a nice flat response, but tend to need more power to sound louder. Ported and bandpass boxes are larger and aren't as flat of a response, but have nice loud peak at a certain frequency.

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