Audio upgrade

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Klutch Mclovin, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

    I have two 12" kicker comps and a 1,000 watt Sony Xplod amp currently hooked up in my truck. It doesn't seem to beat as hard as I want it to. I was already planning on upgrading the amp. Since I am planning on doing that I think I am going to upgrade my subs as well. What kind of amp and subs should I get? I am probably going to end up selling the subs and amp. I am probably gonna end up having around $400.
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  2. ntbush83

    ntbush83 New Member

    Two memphis mojo 15's and an audiopipe 1800watt amp that actually puts out the power it says it does!
  3. kburb

    kburb New Member

    Unless you just want to spend money, why not look into a different enclosure for the subs and whats your budget.
  4. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

    I am trying to stay under $400. My truck is an extended cab so I have a custom box built underneath the rear seat. I was thinking of getting two 12" Alpine type R's and have them replace the Kicker's. Their peak power is around 1,800 watts each and their RMS is between 300-600 watts. I know a guy near me that sells them for around $100 a sub. If I did that I don't know what size amp I should go with. I want to keep my back seat, two 15's are too much.
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  5. kburb

    kburb New Member

    Check this site out, they have several amp/sub combos. Sure you will find something to your liking.

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i103_amp-sub-combos.html

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    if you stay with the R's your current amp will be fine. make sure what ever you buy will work with the air space your current box supplies.
  6. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

    The mounting depth for the Kicker Comp's I have are 5-7/8" and the Alpine Type R's I want have a mounting depth of 6.375". Do you think the Alpine's would still work? The box was custom, but I don't think they were custom built to the mounting depth of the Kicker's.
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  7. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

  8. kburb

    kburb New Member


    thats something you will need to check, dont know how deep your box is, its not the depth you need to really worry about is the air volume you have. Looks like the R needs .65 to 1.25 cubic feet. the sub displaces 0.1 cubic ft.

    Find how space you have to offer, if your not providing enough air space you will not be happy with the Alpines either. May also be the problem with Kickers. Check it out.
  9. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

    I will definitely check it out tomorrow. I think I will just go ahead and order the Alpine MRP-M1000 amp and get rid of the crappy Sony amp and see how that turns out.
  10. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    That SONY Amp is giving you about 300-400 RMS at tops.. That Alpine is about 750 RMS.. Keep an eye on the power rating at 12 volts NOT 14 like some Co's rate them at.. And rememeber a Good amp will be about $1.00 per watt....
  11. eightbol21

    eightbol21 New Member

    a friend of mine just gave me one of those. did you put it in your dash? i cannot find an install panel that does not have the slot in it

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    a friend of mine just gave me one of those. did you put it in your dash? i cannot find an install panel that does not have the slot in it
  12. Klutch Mclovin

    Klutch Mclovin New Member

  13. chevybulldog6

    chevybulldog6 New Member

    I have personally had a pair of Alpine type R 12s and pushing them was a 1000w Xplode amp. As long as your box is deep enough and has enough air space then you will be more than happy with the results keeping your current amp. I was very sad when I had to sell mine. I bought my crew cab and there is not enough room for the 12in type R's. I am missing the massive bass I once had.
  14. kburb

    kburb New Member


    If you are talking about the Sony radio, its a complete head unit that plays your ipod/iphone instead of a CD. They are media recievers or "mech-less" radios cause the do not play CD's.
  15. vncj96

    vncj96 New Member

    Like your engine it needs air to correctly perform, if your box isnt the correct volume then it just wont give you the right frequency of bass. you can also add fam baffling to helptoo. take care of the cheap things before you go and buy another amp. Is your wire setup correct for your wattage? is your amp set correctly? What style of box do you have a sealed box performs completely different to a ported one, they also have combo sealed and ported boxes too. are your subs firing into the bottom of the seat or into the floor of the truck. there are so many things to consider instead of just buying a new amp and pissing away $$$ of dollars.

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