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    Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Alright i just got back for a local car audio shop and they are telling me a couple things that sound like BS but i just wanna see what you guys think.
    1. Digital Design amps don't do rated power
    2. Since my amp is Class a/b it will always be clipping/ clip easily.
    3. Since it is a/b it always run hot and therefore not put out rated.
    4. A/B amps "can not" be used for subs. I was told a 1000rms class d will be better then 2200 a/b
    5.i was also told that having too much port area will cause my amp to clip.

    Im pretty sure it is all BS but this is coming from the owner so i would think some of it might be right. any input would be great thanks.-Jon







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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Lmao, every one of those are complete BS. DD makes some of the best amps on the market. Though I would suggest getting an m1 for subs as it's easier on your electrical system to run a class D amp vs. class A/b (class D is made specifically for subs and is more efficient).




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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    most dd amps probably do rated power at like 11 volts.



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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    all of that is bullshit. dd amps do more than rated and a/b amps sound better than class d, the a/b amp will be less efficient and it may get hot but if you feed it enough juice it will be a solid performer. every amp clips at a point as long as you stay under that point youll be fine and that dd will make 2200w before clipping if you have the electrical system to back it up. to much port will not cause clipping, but too much port can cause the sub to not load properly or cause the box to be extremely peaky. i tend to keep my slot ports in between 16-20sq inches per cubic foot you can go larger or smaller but smaller mostly results in port noise and larger starts to get too peaky.



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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    What shop was that. I might have to go see them.



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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Yeah i thought it was all BS i was just checking. i'm thinking about trying to sell the DD i'm just not sure what to sell it for and replace it with. everything is running great. my electrical is solid. i was just like where is this guy getting his info and how can i be that wrong. he was so confident that my amp was garbage.- Jon




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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    that guy was just trying to sell u new stuff if you try and sell it on here i would sugest askung around 80% of what you paid at max cause most people on here are cheap and spend hours looking for a good deal.

    really unless you wanted more power or you are trying to down size and save space i would keep that amp its solid as hell and prolly puts out close to 3k at 2ohm bridged and 14.4v



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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    What shop was that. I might have to go see them.

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    I just went there because one of my guys was trying to get his install financed and it sounded shady. 1300 for a farinhiet double din




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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by winkychevelle View Post
    that guy was just trying to sell u new stuff if you try and sell it on here i would sugest askung around 80% of what you paid at max cause most people on here are cheap and spend hours looking for a good deal.

    really unless you wanted more power or you are trying to down size and save space i would keep that amp its solid as hell and prolly puts out close to 3k at 2ohm bridged and 14.4v
    The guy was recomending a RF 1000. i will probally just keep the amp for now it is a monster.




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    Quote Originally Posted by justice66 View Post
    Unique Auto Design
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    I just went there because one of my guys was trying to get his install financed and it sounded shady. 1300 for a farinhiet double din
    yea stay away i can literally fly a farinhiet double din in and hand it to hi personally for that price



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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by winkychevelle View Post
    yea stay away i can literally fly a farinhiet double din in and hand it to hi personally for that price
    i told my guy to head to the internet and do some research.




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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    if he is looking for equipment the classifieds on here is a good place to start most of the guys on here are honest and have good feed back from past transactions just be careful and make sure to verify that they have the item and get a phone number and talk to them. paypal helps but i always talk to the person on the phone unless im the seller and ive had good results



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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by justice66 View Post
    Unique Auto Design
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    I just went there because one of my guys was trying to get his install financed and it sounded shady. 1300 for a farinhiet double din
    I'll go by next week. I like messing with people like that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    I'll go by next week. I like messing with people like that.
    want me to fly in to back you up lol, its amazing what some shops say isnt it? dont get arrested now



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    Re: Is my Digital Designs S2 a bad amp for subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    I'll go by next week. I like messing with people like that.
    go in there and tell them I'm a noob inform me and wear a camera or mic and record all the BS they tell you



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