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Alpine In-line Amp

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by swamppirate, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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  2. May 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    I really like mine. I have in installed with an Alpine INA-W900 and SPS-600C speakers (the component set) in the front doors with just the stock speakers in the back. I mounted it in the glove compartment. Don't have a cleaned up pic, yet, but here's the messy one:
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  3. May 17, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    This is true, but it's really not designed to be driving anything too big anyway. It's supposed to be a simple upgrade and an inline boost for their HUs.
     
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    Not really looking at "driving" anything large (no sub)....just driving two sets of Alpine
    5 X 7 SPS-517's.......I think it will be good for that. Although in this video they did drive a sub with it.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBoRTS3FAHM
     
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    Should work very well for something like that. That's exactly what it's made for.
     
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    Will report back when its all done!!!
     
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    hmm weird..well being an audio guy i can say i wouldn't ever get it. Your never suppose to amplify an already amped signal...so im not sure how this help that much.

    For that price you could've just gotten a decant 2 ch amp and that would've worked much better. But thats all your call man.

    Edit:
    Nevermind it is a standalone amp...not really and "inline" amp

    seems like it would be fine for drive the speakers you choose...i would never run a sub with it tho...no enough power

    And don't expect major volume gains either. Since it outputs 45w RMS thats about twice what most headunits do(15-24w) thats only enough to create 3 db gain. Which is barely noticeable to the human ear. 6 db is really noticeable.

    I am willing to be the sound will be much cleaner tho! good luck!
     
  8. May 18, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    Yes, I meant inline in the sense that it has connectors for the Alpine HUs with no wiring or connectors required.
    That about sums it up. You don't get a huge volume boost, but since it's providing a higher constant power output, you get cleaner sound at the same volume.
     
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