What should I do with this amp? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-16-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Climax Springs, Missouri
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LittleHoov is on a distinguished road
Default What should I do with this amp?

A friend of mine just gave me an Alpine MRV-T302 amp, its a 2 channel amp here are the basic specs on it, all the specs are RMS wattage:

At 12 volts:
4 ohms 30w per- channel
2 ohms 50w per channel
4 ohms 100w bridged

There are also specs for 14.4 volts, but I dont see those affecting me, it shouldnt get more than 12 volts right?

Anyway, my 6x9s are rated to handle up to 40 watts rms and 300 peak. So I was thinking about just hooking it up to them.

Or, I could also pick up a cheap sub, this same guy says he has one hed sell me for 20 bucks, not sure what kind it is. I dont like massive bass, but I like a healthy dose. I know that the sub in my room is about 125w, and its plenty loud enough.

What think ya'll?
LittleHoov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: indiana
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Spl170s is on a distinguished road
Default

well, my first thought when reading your title is to give the amp to me

If you want to add some bass to your ride, it will do it with a small sub...maybe a 8-10" sub...even a 12" could be ran off of it..long as it isn't a crazy sub.

OR, run a good set of 6X9s off of it. Don't know what you got in the car already aftermarket and such to give good opinion.
Spl170s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 360
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hawkjet is on a distinguished road
Default Re: What should I do with this amp?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleHoov
There are also specs for 14.4 volts, but I dont see those affecting me, it shouldnt get more than 12 volts right?
If your electrical system is in good health your car is always operating near 14 volts (unless the motor isn't running) because that is the output of the alternator.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spl170s
well, my first thought when reading your title is to give the amp to me
x2 :P
hawkjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 03:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Climax Springs, Missouri
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LittleHoov is on a distinguished road
Default

The only aftermarket stuff i have is an Eclipse CD3403 and the speakers in my signature.


I think I may just go ahead and hook it up to the 6x9s when I get the chance. The wiring for power and signal would be the same no matter which route Im taking. So it would be easy to add a sub at a later time if the amp is already wired up. All I would have to do is move some wiring around, and change a few settings.

Any other thoughts?
LittleHoov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 05:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: indiana
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Spl170s is on a distinguished road
Default

yup, put it on your 6x9'* then. as you said, its just a simple swap of rca'* on deck if your deck supports sub-out rca connections.

good luck.
Spl170s is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Im Not Sure>>>>>>^*&(&(&(& Cookseytonyc 1992-1999 4 08-19-2009 06:59 PM
&%(*#(#($&Y^&#&$*(%(^%)%^) willwren Lounge 24 10-11-2007 06:56 PM
$&)$&*)#&+()#%& )#@(%&#)%*(&+_ Maymybonnieliveforevr Lounge 6 05-02-2007 07:07 PM
mom & hailey, mom & kim, mom & kim & mom harofreak00 Lounge 6 04-09-2007 03:40 PM
&$#&%$& Curse Sol General GM Chat 44 01-19-2004 01:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:33 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.