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4 door 330 06-07-2009 09:30 PM

My install, forgot to post when it was done...DIY Included
Forgot to ever post up the results. But the system is in and it all works very well...

Definitely satisfied with the power output for the single IDQ 10", its much louder than I imagined it would be, but sound quality is still very good. Sub box back is sloped to fit right against seatback, and it is 11" at the bottom(deepest portion), so the impact on trunk space is minimal, but still allows for .9 Cu.Ft. inside the sealed box. Box is banana plugged for easy removal at track events.

The amps and croossovers are mounted in the spare well and all wires are Molex connected at the edges of the board so the entire board can be removed for Auto-X or spare access in about two minutes.

Subwoofer, Image Dynamics IDQ10V3.D4
Mono Amplifier, Alpine MRP-M500
Components, Diamond Audio S600s
Amplifier, Alpine MRP-F300

Link to the DIY I wrote along with the Install...

A couple Pics too...



sean9k 06-08-2009 01:16 PM

4 door. I used the same amps for almost the same setup that you have. Everything installed nice and went well with the exception of one thing.

When I bridged the MRP-300 it introduced a pretty strong hiss. I have the gains turned way down to make it tolerable. I have heard guys over on the DIY Mobile audio page mentioning the same thing with the PDX series. Seams to be something with the way alpine distributes the power on the speaker connections., and or why you need all for channels inputed, when you are only driving two out.

Have you noticed anything similar?

And how do they run in your spare well?? Any issues with overheating?

4 door 330 06-08-2009 05:53 PM

No issues with overheating, but I definitely do have a hiss(whine) when the speaker amp is on but I can only hear it with sound muted.

The multiple I have bridged to the speaker amp.

sean9k 06-08-2009 07:31 PM


Sorry to hear you have a hiss, but I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I have gone crazy trying to track the source of the hiss and it all keeps coming back to the amp. I had the same thought process as you did, and for 160 bucks it was worth a shot. Back to shopping for a 2x150or greater amp.

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