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Question Would a power acoustik A1000DB handle 2 12" alpine 1242 type r's. It says that it pushes 800 x 1 but what about two subs.

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  • hlb5625 Apr 13, 2008

    what is bridge and would 2 12" audiobahns hit harder than the 2 12" alpines.

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Yes that amp is plenty to push those 2 subs. u will need to bridge both subs together though.

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