Zed Leviathan Version 1
(with popping problem fixed)
Review of Amplifier:
An amazing class D for sound quality with tons of power.
150x6 @ 4 ohm
250x6 @ 2 ohm
500x3 @ 4 ohm
THD - 0.017%
S/n - 90.6 db
Max current draw (2 ohms) - 168A
Ease of use: 7/10
The speaker wire and power wire connections are pretty good. I ran 12 gauge wire and usually there is an issue when I try to fasten the wire to the amp. But the wire ports are large enough to easily get the wire in and secure it with out much of a struggle. The ports are facing downward so wire has to be pushed upward while you are tightening the clamps. This isn't exactly a struggle, but the design could use improvement.
The amplifer has a plethra of settings. It is highly advisable to read the manual before setup.
The mid channels have both high and low pass filters so three way component systems do not require crossovers. (24db/octive)
Sound quality: 9.9/10 (Awesome!)
I have to say I hesistated slightly before buying this amp. It's a class D which usually isn't known for having great sound. But when everything was configured correctly I was blown away. I should note that the crossovers on the amp are OK and using an active capable deck or processor would be much more ideal than the crossovers on the amp.
The lack of noise in the channels is what impresses me the most. At 2/3 system volume I can barely tell that the system was powered up. The output is chrisp and clean and rivaled my McIntosh amps in performance.
58.6% at 10w/channel
It runs very cool for me, but I am only using about 300 watts.
The voltage draw on my system was minimal and I was highly surprized at this. I drive a 99 Camry with a 80A alt, no big three currently and a 600w Class AB sub amp (mcc302). I would expect a combo like this to be a much larger drain on my electiral. However cruizing at 65mph my voltage is at a steady 14.3. At idol my voltage is at 13.8 or so.
Personally I like to display my amplifiers. I know the current trend is to hide them underneath seats and try to save cargo space, but that's not my style.
The amp looks really great. My only comment would be to add some more LED lights and a glass plate instead of plexiglass. The lights on the amp are very high output and can easily be seen in my rear window. (Since my 6x9 speakers have been removed.)
I would defiantely recommend this amp to others. They can be pricey (around 800$ for the leviathan III) , but you do get the quality you pay for. The one I am using was serviced to fix some issues the first generation was having. I have not used the amp for very long, but I am highly optimiztic that I will be using it in one of my vehicles for quite sometime.