Question about Alpine Car Audio & Video
What gauge wire are you running from the battery to run your Alpine amp? If the amp isn't able to draw enough current to drive your subs, it will not function properly. It could possibly damage your gear. Also check that your battery and alternator are up to the task. Car audio will load up the charging system in a vehicle if it's low powered. You may need to upgrade your alternator and battery.
Posted on Sep 08, 2018
I'm a bit confused. For Alpine amps, the "M" prefix is for monoblock (aka single channel) amps and the "F" prefix is for multichannel amps. The only M550 I find is an MRD-M550, which is a monoblock, not a 4 channel like you say.
Unfortunately, I can't give you accurate help until we know weather it's truly 1 channel or 4 channel. Then I'll be glad to help!
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
12In Kicker CVRs
are Dual Voice Coil, and You can run each voice coil around 200 Watts RMS
So each sub will have a 400 Watt RMS and 800 Watts peak.
Now since you have 2, Your total will be 800 Watts RMS and 1600 Watts Peak.
I would get really any amp that sits at around 800-1000 Watts RMS.
These are kicker but they are low end so i wouldnt push them to the extreme.
1000-1200 Watts RMS Max and but keep the Gain down on the amp. They will hit no doubt but i wouldnt push these subs or you will be disapointed in the long run.
I would get a Fosgate or MTX amp.
You can get any amp really but find something right around 1000 Watts RMS and it will push those well.
You can go mono block or a 2 channel, just depends on how you want to wire them.
Be careful though. If your running them bridged right now with your mono block, do not run them parallel bridged on a 1000w RMS Amp, you will blow them so fast lol
(RMS = Root Mean Square. Or in other words is the continuous wattage being sent from the amplifier to the subwoffers)
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
I'm assuming this atleast a 2 channel amplifier all you need to do is hook the negative side of the speaker wire coming from the sub to the negative channel one. and the positive to another positive on channel 2. Should indicate on your amplifier channel one and two. most amps provide a diagram right on the amplifier over top of the speaker inputs. let me know if this helps.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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