I just picked up a pair of alpine type-s10 but I made the mistake of getting the duel 2 ohm. I'm powering with an audiopipe 1501d @ 2 ohms and this amp just doesn't do them justice. I decided to run the amp at .5 ohms (yup I went and did it) and these subs sing in a crapy prefab box (already made design and new box Build will be on its way).
I don't expect the amp to last very long so I'm shopping for a 1000-1200 watt amp @ 2 ohms.
I am looking at this so far......
Prefab box means you probably have a ton of rise and you probably wont hurt that amp. Run it there till (if) it pops
This is exactly what I'm doing now. The amp is doing well, no over heating or cutting out. I just ordered 1/0 guage wire to upgrade from the 4 guage I'm running now. I ordered enough to go from battery to distribution Block and to redo the big 3 from 4 to 1/0 guage.
If I'm lucky the amp will stay happy and I won't need to shop for another.
Yea under normal circumstances most of the non-mainstream amps can be run at .5 ohm in a normal box. If you start using larges boxes or large port area or spending a lot of time making the box more efficient the u may have some problems
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