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    car amp repair man.....

    I was talking to a guy today here in my town(St.Louis) and he told me to let everyone know who I am and what I do.

    I am a old school SPL'er from the late 80's back when a amp rated at 50 watts per channel for some mysterious reason needed 0 guage battery cables just to power up and would melt my subs into a messy puddle in my sub cabinet...Those were the days...Back when 1/2 ohm stable was expected and put to the test every day just driving back and forth to work.
    I never could get enough...it was never loud enough...I remember when the solobarics first came out..I managed to get ten-10's in my trunk and put a bridged d-200 soundstream (modified) on each one....didnt get any wins...I did however manage to **** everyone who lived within a half mile of me off for about 3 months!...I just couldnt seem to turn it down....My old 72 cutlass....I put so many different systems in there that everywhere I went people would crowd around just to see what I was running that week. I worked at a couple of the showcase shops around town and got stuff either really really cheap or just got to throw the newest stuff in the car to show it off and try it out.I remember when the Alpine7618 first came out..We were one of a very lucky few people in town who sold Apine back then...and I got to put one in my car...mind u this was a cassette deck..with a din cord 6 disk changer option but I still pretty much slept in the car for a week or so just so I could be close to it...

    I started fixing amps when I was too young to even drive a car..I was building them by the time I was I think 14 or so...I'm now 42 and Im still at it.
    The car audio world has been great to me over the years. I do work on home and pro equipment too...but love the raw power and brutal current draw of a car amp...I only work on amps....

    There are some nice amps out there hiding masked over as junk...Everyone knows the name pyramid right? I know..I should be ashamed for saying the word..But did u know that at one point the american series were made by ZED AUDIO and are extremely modifyable?...you can double the output of those things! and they were sweet sounding too.I remember the first one I ever took apart I was so stunned when I saw what was inside that thing...I immediatly went on a mission to make all my friend sick with what I could do with a bunch of pyramids...the Hifonics series 7 and 8....Thats when Hifonics was a force to be reconned with...Man you could jump start a car with a series 7 Zeus and of course the original power series from rockford....the power 300 was one of the best sounding amps out there and the 300 watt rating was just insane...that thing right out of the box was puttin out on average 165 per channel at 4 ohms-times 4 channels..and the math got blurry.. and if that wasnt enough...drop it down to 2 ohms and it would almost double and you still had the option to bridge it-add a handfull of higher voltage higher current fets and play with the P.W.M. timing and duty cycle in the power supply and you had some serious power at ur command...course..it pretty much eliminated any sort of warranty....

    Anyway..I still love to talk about it....

    I'm in the process of setting up new shop and Ill be able to handle more business and Id like to offer my services to you guys...

    I work at home so I can keep cost way down.I dont depend on it for my survival...but life wouldnt be any good without it..I love workin on amps and I know first hand how bad it feels to be flyin down the road and have a amp die...or just have the car fill with that nasty smelling smoke...my 280z filled with smoke one day and I thought it was on fire...just my alpine on its way out....and if your anything like me..it happens. 4 tens in the back of a 280z on a single bridged alpine is a no-no but I had to try it-according to alpine u cant bridge one and run it at one ohm..I just wanted to make sure though...

    Im not ready to start takin amps in yet..I just moved to a much bigger place and Im gettin set up.Im thinkin right after christmas Ill be ready to go..

    I just wanted to introduce myself and see whats going on here and Ill try to get on once every day or two and maybe answer some questions if anyone has any and get to know some people...







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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    cool



    Quote Originally Posted by danyopjr View Post
    Kickers are not meant to last that long so therefore seems like this sub is either abused with running too much watts to em or have been used for awhile. Kickers are ok for the price but wont last long when running them for awhile or running too much Watts to em
    Refs thread. http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showth...read?p=6573666

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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    How much for step by step instructions on how to fix this




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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    Quote Originally Posted by hornedfrog1985 View Post
    cool
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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    cliffs?



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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    he fix amp long time



    Quote Originally Posted by danyopjr View Post
    Kickers are not meant to last that long so therefore seems like this sub is either abused with running too much watts to em or have been used for awhile. Kickers are ok for the price but wont last long when running them for awhile or running too much Watts to em
    Refs thread. http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showth...read?p=6573666

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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    cool story bro




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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    cliffs:

    op breaks all his amps and then fixes them.
    he probably wants to fix amps and become a competitor for db-r.com



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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    fix this.
    its a 2008 kicker zx1000.1 it fried near the power and ground input




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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    so if I buy some pyramid amps you can make them monsters?



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    Quote Originally Posted by x1le View Post
    so if I buy some pyramid amps you can make them monsters?
    2000 watts @ 6v, yo


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlappinAzz View Post
    jesus christ nukka, just smoke some pot and pretend it is the correct album.

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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    Welcome AmpRepairMan

    I invited him here because I saw him posting in the STL craigslist. I have seen a few times where people poast saying that db-r is really busy or backed up.
    I figured it would help him get extra work and help guys on the forum get their amps repaired cheap and properly by someone that has experience.





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    Quote Originally Posted by x1le View Post
    so if I buy some pyramid amps you can make them monsters?
    I know someone who purchased an Orion HCCA 225 on eBay about 8 years ago... It had a Pyramid circuit board inside of the HCCA 225 Digital Reference heat sink.




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    Re: car amp repair man.....

    both of those amps look like fet failures



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    Let's see some of your work.




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