AMP IT UP WITH THE ALPINE S-A60M AND S-A32F

The Alpine brand name is synonymous with car audio. Today we will focus our discussion on amplifiers. Car amplifiers are the lifeblood of car audio. It provides power to the speakers and subwoofers to produce sound. Alpine has perfected the art of producing clear, crisp and quality sound through their S-Series amplifiers. Having a budget friendly market, these amps are suited for the working-class car audiophile. Now, affordability doesn’t mean less quality. The S-series amplifiers are perfect for beginner car gear heads and enthusiasts alike. It is also easily installed with its small footprint at 8 inches, it can fit practically anywhere in your car.

   
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For the starting basshead, the S-A60M if an excellent starter pack. This class D amp is small on the outside, but a beast in the inside. At 4 ohms, it can easily provide you 600 watts of power perfect for a SWT-10S4 subwoofer or even the W12S4. It takes advantage of the new High Efficiency Digital Circuit Design technology developed by Alpine that produces clear and clean sound specially when paired with Alpine subwoofers. Here are the specs for the S-A60M:

  • Amplifier Class: D
  • RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels) 400 x 1
  • Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels): N/A
  • Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels) 600 x 1
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 24 dB/octave
  • Bass Boost: 0-12 dB
  • Bass Boost Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Fuse Rating: 60
  • S/N: 85dBA :1W into 4ohms
  • Speaker Level Inputs: RCA
  • Preamp Outputs: 1 pair
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 2-1/4"
  • Depth: 8"
 

 

On the other hand, if you are setting up a full system speaker setup, you will definitely want the S-A32F as a starter pack for your vehicle. It has 55 watts RMS for each channel with a frequency response of 30 hz to 30kHz. It also sports a small footprint that can practically be stored anywhere in the vehicle. The S-A32F truly produces the right amount of power that will sooth your ears and not blow them off the roof. Here are the specs for the S-A32F:

  • Amplifier Class: D
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 12 dB/octave
  • High-Pass Crossover Frequency: 50-400 Hz
  • High-Pass Slope (dB/octave): 12 dB/octave
  • S/N Ratio: 1W into 4 Ohms: >83dB
  • RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels): 55 x 4
  • Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels): N/A
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  • Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels): 80 x 4
  • Bridged Power (Watts x Channels): 160 x 2
  • Minimum Impedance Bridged: 4
  • Minimum Impedance Unbridged: 2
  • Frequency Response: +0/-3 dB 10Hz - 30kHz
  • Frequency Response: +0/-1 dB 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Fuse Rating: 40
  • Speaker Level Inputs: RCA
  • Preamp Outputs: No
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 2-1/4"
  • Depth: 8"
 

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KICKER DS 6.5" SPEAKER REVIEW

 

One of the most common speaker sizes for cars is the 6 ½ inch and Kicker is accomodating that with it’s DS Series speakers. These speakers are designed to fit any vehicle and was designed with various hole configuration that is virtually universal to any car door.

ONLINCARSTEREO is having a weekly promotion for the 43DSC6504. It provides 240 watts of peak power with 60 watts RMS. It’s balanced dome tweeter design will surely produced crisp highs which will definitely be better than your factory speakers. The non-protruding tweeter design is also beneficial to any upgrade as it will still fit your OEM speaker grilles if you decide to use them. Otherwise, the box comes with their own grill. The high sensitivity DS magnets equipped in the DS series speakers are manufactured to produce increased volume even with a stock radio or better yet, a Kicker X Amplifier.

Detailed specification of the 43DSC6504 are:

  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" PEI domed tweeter
  • power range: handles up to 60 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 40-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • grilles included

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