Definitely not. It is always better to mix and match brands. One brand might make awesome head units, but it doesnt mean that i makes awesome speakers and vice versa. I too would second the id subs. I got an IDMAX, and have heard the other id subs and they are all good.MykeLefty said:since you seem to know alot about systems, i was wondering...
i have an Alpine HU, and i heard that if you're gunna go Alpine, you better go all Alpine. is this true?
X2JaJay721 said:No and that's absurd.
Alpine makes decent equipment across the board, but they excel in head units. They make decent speakers, subs and amps but there is better for the money out there. Their Type R sub is a nicely priced speaker for the results.
I think your looking at their IDMax line, that is the top of line sub for ID. I only saw on IDQ 10 on ebay and it is currently at 10.00 bucks Good luck on your search.MykeLefty said:okay, so i just looked at those Image Dynamic subs on eBay, and i must say they are beautiful subs, but they are about 3x as much as the Alpines.
Never ran Power Acoustik amps, so I can not comment on them. I looked and played with Alpine amps, they're nice. Just depend if your going for bang for your buck, or balls out quality amp.MykeLefty said:in your opinion, are Power Acoustik amps better than Alpine?
JaJay721 said:No, you need the SWR1241D because your amp has more power at 2 ohms. When you wire up two voice coils you must do so in series or parallel. This changes the overall ohm rating of your speaker. A dual 2ohm speaker can be wired up in either 1 or 4 ohm operation while a dual 4ohm speaker can be wired up in 2 or 8 ohm operation.