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    Default Amp for DXI104 dvc

    What is the best amp to pair with a single DXI104 dvc. I am new to car audio and just want a good clean sound.

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    Youll want a good mono amp thatll deliver ~300 watts RMS at 2 ohms. As for which one, itll depend on how much youre wanting to spend. Something like this Rockford Fosgate Punch 300 for $200 shipped would do just fine. If you think youll eventually add another sub, then youll want something thatll do a little more and handle a 1 ohm load.
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    Thanks Mac! I was looking at that amp and almost bought it. A rep with crutchfield said the alpine mrp-m500 was the best option for that sub. What are your thoughts on that amp?

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    That would work too but I dont trust Alpine's amps that much. Seems like there are a ton of complaints online about them having issues like turn on/off pops, hiss and other crap. These are usually associated with the Class D amps of theirs and their V Power amps like that one are usually pretty solid though. Ive owned a couple of their V Power amps and they worked great. Still, Id rather have the RF for $50 more and some peace of mind that its a better built amp with less chance of noise and other issues.
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    Thanks man! One more question for you. Is 500 watts too much for that speaker? It's rated at 270 RMS, but I heard you can push it further than the RMS rating. RF makes that same amp in 500 watts.

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    Think of it like a car. A Corvette can do 150 MPH but it can also cruise down the road at 35 MPH as you go get groceries. Same with an amp. A 500 watt amp isnt making 500 watts all the time. If you set the gains properly and use common sense with the volume control, a 500 watt amp will give you nice headroom for that sub and let you push it to its full potential.
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    I appreciate the info Mac!

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    what about for 2 DXi104 DVC?

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    Thatll be a little tougher cause thatll be a 1 ohm load so youll need an amp thatll put out 800 or more and is stable at 1 ohm. There are plenty thatll do that but theyll be a little pricey.
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    crutchfield is saying a
    Pioneer GM Digital Series GM-D9601 will do the job

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    Wow! 1200 RMS x1 @ 1 ohms for under $300?! Cant beat that. Sounds like the way to go.
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    the next question i have is what is the right way to wire them up? thanks for all the help i havnt put in a amp and subs in about 5 yrs.

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