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Old 05-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Help with Amp/Sub purchase compatibility

I need a little help with Sub/Amp compatibility buying choices. I bought a Alpine mono block 500W amp & an Alpine SWR-12D212" Dual 2 ohm Type-R Car Subwoofer. Not only is the AMP not powerful enough for the Type-R the installation guy mentioned it having different OHMs & Voice coils?
So basically I want to keep the Type-R and buy a new compatible Amp but im a bit discouraged in making another wrong purchase. Can someone please help in suggesting a new amp that would work seamlessly with my Type R? Also, at what power level would I be okay running without having to upgrade the alternator? Is 1000 Watts a bit much for a ZX3? Would I be better off keeping the amp and replacing the sub? thanks for any replies in advance.

Alpine amp I have


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