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    Good/Bad Experiences with Amps go here.

    Have you ever had a good or a bad experience with an amp and want to share about it?
    tell your story here.
    i was thinking about this, and thought people should post their opinions on amps in here!
    we all research amps, but we want personal hand held review.
    so ill lay down mine, and hope you all add!


    Zapco ref 360.2
    good:
    small size, nice crossover, crisp sound,
    would recommend. not heavily underated.
    bad:
    terminals are the lame Phillips head

    hifonics zeus zxi60.4 + 1k
    good:
    it felt really solid, looked nice, put out the power.
    does rated plus 5%-10%
    bad:
    lame plastic mounting terminals
    it gets real hot

    Memphis big belle
    good: attractive.
    built solid. sounded pretty well. does rated.
    bad:
    end caps are hard to find.
    angled terminals arent the best.
    to use all 5 channels you either have to use 1 rca for the sub amp,
    or it will process the 4 channel rca signal and use that as the sub signal

    MTX Thunder elite ta7804

    good:
    huge power house.. i wish i still had this amp, traded it for the zeus back when i was a noob.
    stable down to 1ohm a channel. the bass changes the colors.
    nice crossover.
    felt solid,
    bad:
    big amp, terminals are dificult to use.

    alpine mrp-f300

    good:
    small design, its sleek. nice styling.
    bad:
    endcaps are cheap.
    barely does rated.
    wouldnt reccomend.

    audioque 1200d:

    good: simple design, small size big power.
    stable down to .5 ohm. minor voltage hog.
    bad:
    not much to say. could be a little more efficient.

    us acoustics usx 600f

    good:
    low THD, built in fan. solid amp, ZED designed. sound is very clear
    stable down to 1ohm per channel. easily a 800-1k amp.
    bad:
    not very efficient, class a/b, lack of a nice crossover.

    rockford fosgate power elite t500-2

    good: big power. this was one of RF's most under rated lines of amps. usually 35-55%..theyve stated it themselves. lots of power. solid amp.
    bad:
    voltage hog, common ground failing. covers frequently lost. doesnt sound that good on speakers, more for subs. overly punchy, and not very soft sounding.

    DD m3a
    good: puts out massive power. looks hot. nice layout,
    not to big, built solid. stable down to <.5 ohm if you now what youre doing.
    bad:
    nothing to say at this time.

    mb quart ONYX 1500.1

    good: puts out nearly rated. attractive, and simple. i liked the amp,
    used it in a friends install.
    cons: voltage hog. gets hot. plastic on it feels cheap. gets the job done though.

    more amps will be added as i think of amps ive used. otherwise its your turn to write your opinions!



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    sd 8 and 12 k
    good
    lots of raw power does rated and alot more rated at 12 volts
    small size ,light weight micro processor
    bad
    xover is cheap,should use a external x over or eq in front of the amp
    1 power and ground input on the 8k and 2 on the 12k

    warhorse
    good
    raw clean power very efficient
    bad
    too big, dont like the way you have to wire the subs,power hog not as nice as you would think

    saz 4500
    good nice looking amp ,very powerful,louder than my warhorse on the same set up,clean power
    bad
    nothing
    power bass xta 5000
    good nice looking amps , .5 stable,lots of power ,pretty efficient ,strappable to .7 ,warranty is great 1year free replacement if bought from powerbass or authorized dealer
    bad
    kind of big , built in china ,heavy




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    Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Amps go here.

    im not going to mention alot lol, burnt lots of amps before i became educated...

    yr 2000 hifonics amp idk which one 200x2 bad Ass amp nothing bad to say at all but this does not help anyone lol

    Fosgate r500-1
    Does rated ok lil amp all arounf
    bad its big

    Fosgate r1000-1
    Does rated i ran @1ohm
    cheap
    bad NOTHING

    Fosgate t1000.1
    Does plus rated
    stays cool im sure lots of ppl know about these
    bad nothing i didnt like how it looked sold it..

    Xtant a4004
    Nice amp does a lil more than rated
    Stays cool
    Bad it is quite big for a 50x4@4 rms amp



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    Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Amps go here.

    AQ1200d
    Good:
    Doesnt get hot running .5 ohms and has a ton of power.
    Bad:
    Only thing i could say is the bass knob that it came with was broke when I got it.
    T10001BD
    Good:
    Has a ton of power and never got warm.
    Bad:
    Draws alot of power.
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    Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Amps go here.

    keep them coming
    try to follow the layout, as well as being thorough and grammatically correct.



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    Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Amps go here.

    Rockford t1000cp the good lots of power very underrated easy on my electrical looks great

    The bad just to expensive compared to amps with similar specs

    Rockford t2000 the good lotttts of power sounds great
    the bad not the best looking amp did more power at 2ohm current hog and had angled terminals




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    Rockford P8004
    The Good: Smexy with those chrome endcaps, does more than rated power
    The Bad: Worst terminals for power and ground I've seen to date. Reminds me of Knu's compression fittings. Won't accept anything more than standard 4ga wire (not even 0ga-4ga reducers)



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    Kicker kx1200.1
    Good- does over rated.. Stays cool at 1 ohm.. Fits 0 gauge .. All around nice amp
    Bad- ugly as shitt ..weird imputs change sizes halfway in almost.. Weird

    Rockford p1000.1bd
    Good- does over rated..clean power.. Looks ****..stays cool
    Bad- only complaint on this one is almost feels like cheap plastic and I hate the way the imputs are fitting 4 gauge is even a pain


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    JL Audio 500/1 Black
    Good:
    Sounds great
    Runs cool
    Bad:
    Expensive
    Not stable @ 1 ohm

    Alpine MRV-F505 V12 Expert
    Good:
    Amazing SQ
    Built like a tank
    Underrated
    Made in Japan
    Lots of features
    Bad:
    Power hungry
    Gets hot quickly

    CDT Audio SQA-2130
    Clean design
    Cheap
    Bad:
    SQ is meh

    Us Amps Ax-tu1000c
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    Shexy design
    Ultra clean power
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    jbl bp300.1/600.1/1200.1
    my favorite series of amps of all time. does rated then some. hell i had the 1200 running at .5 for a year.
    Power acoustik ps2-1600
    pretty good amp for the money at the time, did around 900w. cons: big *** hell for 900w
    audiopipe apsm-1300/1500
    best amps for the money, does close to rated. cons: fans are loud, sq isnt great
    swiss audio 1000w
    shittiest amps ever made, bought in a group buy, 2 smoked on power up.
    Ppi art 600.2
    great sounding amp, beautiful case. cons: no xover, plugs ****, pricey now.
    jbl gto 1201.1
    great sounding amp, but not as strong as the older bp series. cons: imo terminals ****
    legacy la series 1400w 2 ch
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