Alright fellaz, a few of you will be pissed at the review I am about to give on this amp, but here goes.
I get a phone call from a buddy of my over at the firestation saying "You won't believe what I just bought." I knew that he was in the market for buying an amp, but that was all that I was aware of. I get over to his garage and he has this BEAUTIFUL looking amp sitting on the floor. At first I was like "When did APPLE start making amplifiers?" He immediately laughed at me along with a few of the other fellaz because of my ignorance to sleeper car audio companies. Once I picked it up and looked at the name, I told him that I was under the impression that ALPHASONIK was just as bad as Pyramid. He told me no they are pretty good BUDGET amps, but they will really surprise you with their actual output. I also noticed that they didn't have any EXTERNAL fuses. He let's a buddy of ours hook up his Orion HCCA D5000 to his Memphis M3 MOJO D2 (Of course he didn't turn the gain all the way up) so that we could compare the two. After about ten minutes of listening to the Orion, he hooked up the ALPHASONIK to the mojo. We could not tell the difference between the two amps. We judged inside the car and outside the car. The Alphasonik held it's own against a much more quality in Orion (). The one noticeable difference in the amp is the appearance of the ALPHASONIK, the remote voltage display was also a plus, but not neccessarily needed. I have never seen a **** HOURS meter on an amp before........Cool feature to have especially when you have guys that claimed that they only used their amp for about 10 hours knowing that they have had it for like a year.
As this get's too **** long, I just wanted to post that the ALPHASONIK PMA1000DA when being compared to the ORION HCCA D5000, that their is no audible difference. Both amps were ran down to 1 ohm. We couldn't turn the gains all the way up because of fear of blowing the MOJO.
The Orion HCCA D5000 is about $850 from an authorized dealer
The ALPHASONIK PMA1000DA is about $650 from an authorized dealer.
I am still a little reluctant to buy the Alphasonik over the Orion, but DIRECTED has taken a turn for the worst, first in Customer Service and now in product quality and integrity. I hope this review helps a few of you.