Alpine MRP-F306 Flex

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Description:
4/3/2 CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIER

 
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Reviewed by:
triplejump



Review Date
January 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.98 of 5, 60.00 votes

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Review 1 of 5

Price Paid:  $55.00 from Pawn Shop

Year / Model Reviewed:
 Alpine MRP F306

Strengths:
Very low distortion, clean solid sound, Very Flexible to work with.

Weaknesses:
For $55 I think I shouldn't complain.

Summary:
Great little amp. I am using it to power 2 Pioneer 3way 6.5 in doors, 2 2.5" Focal tweeters in dash, 2 6x9 3way Blaupunkt in rear, and a 12" DVC JBL in sealed box. Slight amount of clipping in the rears when I crank it way up, however I am running 6 speakers and a 12" DVC Sub off a 4 channel amp.

Similar Products Used:
Linear Power IQ AMPS.



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Reviewed by:
Saleen_SR71



Review Date
September 9, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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5.00 of 5, 61.00 votes

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Review 2 of 5

Price Paid:  $70.00 from ebay

Strengths:
very clean and clear, not power hungry like some amps, small and easy to hide(if needed)

Weaknesses:
no veriable crossover

Summary:
the amp is cleaner than some PPI's, easy to use, ive used this amp before and its got to be one of the best amps ive purchased for highs, subs sound good with it also



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Reviewed by:
Jason


Review Date
February 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 years

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5.00 of 5, 62.00 votes

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Review 3 of 5 , from Manila, Philippines

Price Paid:  $140.00

Strengths:
Decent, clean power. No audible distortion.

Weaknesses:
None, unless you're planning to use it as a sub amp, which I do not recommend.

Summary:
This product serves its purpose quite well. I'm currently using it to power a pair of Boston Acoustics RC51 for my front stage, and a pair of coaxial Polk Audio EX602. The results are quite good. It's an amp that's good value for the price. I don't recommend using it to power subs, as I feel that it lacks power and will tend to heat up easily. Use it for coaxials, 6X9's, separates...and you won't be disappointed.

Similar Products Used:
Older Alpines, Pioneer 4 channel amplifiers



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Reviewed by:
Josh


Review Date
November 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
6 months to 1 year

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4.90 of 5, 61.00 votes

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Review 4 of 5 , from New Orleans, LA

Price Paid:  $135.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 2000

Strengths:
clarity, price, POWER (YES, PETE, POWER)

Weaknesses:
NONE

Summary:
this amp is fantastic. i have two. one is not bridged pushing BA rx97's and rx67's. the other is bridged pushing two BA rs10's. the sound is perfect. every speaker is getting plenty of power. according to a pretty darn accurate multimeter, each rx speaker is receiving 68 watts max, while each sub is getting 172 watts max. this is only slightly under the power specs that come with the amp; the difference is because my car runs at 13.8 volts not 14.4 like amps are rated at. Pete, not to be offensive, but are you running high quality cables to your amp. I'm running 4 gauge power wire to a distribution block, and feeding 8 gauge to each amp. perhaps your problem lies in small wire, or low vehicle voltage. to anyone else... you will not find a better(better, not more powerful)amp for anywhere near this price tag (even if you pay $179). An amp is the guts of your system. if you can't go v12, go flex.

Similar Products Used:
introductory model flex five



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Reviewed by:
Pete C.


Review Date
January 30, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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4.73 of 5, 67.00 votes

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Review 5 of 5 , from San Diego, CA USA

Strengths:
Clean highs, great imaging upon the dash of my car.

Weaknesses:
Low power output.

Summary:
A clean amp, however, the power just plain sucks, it's a lot weaker than my previous Clarion APA4203, but the sound is cleaner than the Clarion. The stereo imaging is great with the amp, however like i said, the power output just plain sucks. I found my speakers distorting at a level way below what I was able to do with the Clarion (my Clarion amp malfunctioned so that's the reason why I went shopping for a new 4 channel amp). For $179, the amp isn't bad, but dont expect to be blasting your speakers with this amp, it just wont push em. The amp was pushing Boston Acoustics RX67s up front and Alpine SPS-1626s in the rear deck of my 95 Honda Accord.

Similar Products Used:
Clarion APA4203, Alpine MRV-F303 V12




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