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Posted: July 05, 2013 at 3:10 PM / IP Logged  
Was tired of my old setup and I'm currently working on replacing all of my equipment with equipment that I actually carry... so I decided to go forward with a whole new amp rack set up that was a little more 'show car' since my car is the demo car for the business. I have it all mocked up for all 3 amps, but have to wait to get the actual amps. When I replace the sub, I will get a new box and match the carpet.
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Posted: July 07, 2013 at 3:09 PM / IP Logged  
Kenny, looks good. Look forward to seeing the rest.
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Posted: July 08, 2013 at 9:10 AM / IP Logged  
The final setup will be 2 MRPF300 4 channel amps (both bridged) and a Mono amp running in 2 ohms (not sure which Alpine amp, probably the MRX-M110). I decided to go with 2 of the MRPF300 because I've had one in inventory for a while now, so it was better for me financially to just have to pick up a 2nd of the same amp and use this one. It was also based a lot on size. The MRPF300 is a very small amp and allowed me to fit 2 of them side by side while still leaving enough width to fit the mono amp.
One question I do have though is whether or not I should install some kind of ventilation system. I know my Kicker amp was run in a very tight space when I had my Dodge Ram for quite a few years and never gave me issues, so I'm thinking that with the minor load I'll be putting on the amps (not running them extensively, and mainly keeping it at a middle volume) that they should be ok, but I have not worked much with the Alpine amps so I wanted to check with you guys and see what you thought. Obviously for hard demos where the amps will be working hard I can remove the cover temporarily, but am I likely to have heat issues with daily light use?
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Posted: July 09, 2013 at 6:27 PM / IP Logged  
does the cover sit very close to the top of the amps? if there is about 2.5 inches to the bottom of the cover then i think you'd be ok for light use. but it could still over heat if its already hot in your car. id use a fan if it was my car just to be safe. you can probably sneak some sort of vent hose out the back somewhere without being seen.
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Posted: July 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM / IP Logged  
The amps are propped up at a slight angle so the top of the amp (towards the front of the car) is within 1/2" to the lid and the bottom of the amp has a little more space. I will probably wire up a small 12 volt computer fan to try to get some air flow.... just need to figure out where to run it. If I add a fan(s) should I do a 2 fan setup... one bringing air in, and the other out... or will just a fan bringing air in be ok?
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Posted: July 23, 2013 at 8:58 PM / IP Logged  
just one fan bringing fresh air in will be enough

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