So a lot of lower price amps can be CEA-2006 certified and still get away with spec'ing inflated 2/1 ohm ratings.
Not to say AP does.
I installed an ap10001d for my newphew and I've been pretty surprised by it.
edit: yep, no 2/1 ohm regulations: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-MOOh23k...ps/cacomp.html
APSM's are the holy grail of car audio. Cheap as fuck and does rated.
This may sound bad and ill probly get bashed. but i will take the apsm-1500 over any other 1500rms rated amp. just saying. for most 1500s (sundown, skar etc.) i can buy 3 apsm's for of the others......... all 3 of the amps do rated power..... its a no brainer to me. even if i had the $ for the saz or skar 1500 id buy 2 apsms and run 3k and save some $.
my apsm1500 is the second audiopipe amp i've had, the first one was the apsm1300. the only thing i didn't like about the first one was that the fan would whine for about 30seconds, then everything was fine. the 1500's fan doesn't have that issue. the 1500 replaced a rft1000bdcp that stayed way to warm, i guess my electrical wasn't up to par, even though i upgraded +/- wire to 0/1 knu kca and did the big 3 in 0/1. again, the 1500 doesn't have that issue. to me, you would be hard pressed to tell a difference by ear. it is well worth the money even at full price, let alone 50 bones.
Edit. And yes, I would say that AP spec'ing an apsm as being capable of making [email protected] with thd that low qualifies a being ” inflated”...
I recently bought a APSM-1500 to run on my two sa-8 v2's and **** I love the price/performance ratio. The amp gets hot quick, I had mine up to 150f (It was flush to the carpet on rear seat) Well a way around that is to make/buy rubber spacers to go under the feet a 1/4-1/2" should be good. Get plenty of air flow under the amp. Mine doesn't see over 120F now. Protect on these are like 175f just fyi, and I use a laser thermometer in my car to read temps.
what ohm load are you running? i am thinking on replacing my rft212 with those same 8's. what type box/tune you got? don't mean to thread jack.