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    AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    Like the title says; since I need 2,000 watts, maybe a smidge more should I run my Audiopipe 3000D at 1 ohm with the gains conservative or 4 ohms with the gains maxed out?







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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    Never max out gains, never. Go 1ohm and set gains properly. Headroom is a good thing.




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    Quote Originally Posted by macsdad View Post
    Never max out gains, never. Go 1ohm and set gains properly. Headroom is a good thing.
    Since this amp is only rated at 2 ohms, will I risk damaging the amp at 1 ohm? Even though I will only be running at 1/2 power or less (assuming 4-5Kw at 1 ohm)




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    You always risk blowing an amp running it at a lower impedance. Why didn't you match them when you bought them?



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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    no offense but that amp probably does around 2500clean @2ohms anyways if your lucky I would sell and get something else. Top notch sub but bottom of the barrel amp shouldn't go together imo




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    So i guess the question is will the amp fry at 1 ohm or not




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    Quote Originally Posted by psych0ticnemes1 View Post
    Why didn't you match them when you bought them?
    I heard the amp will produce between 1800 and 2,000 watts at 4 ohm. And I have seen more than one instance of them being clamped and producing more than rated power.




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    sorry i also forgot this was the new style xxx, run 1ohm on strong electrical and fry it out lol i mean try it out




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    I didn't realize that audiopipe would put out 1800 @ 4 ohms.



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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    Me either, also didn't recognized it as not being one ohm stable, but since the op asked, I advised the one ohm option.




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    I ran the amp 1 ohm stereo so I had to test per channel. I am honestly pretty amazed about it

    20.4 ampsx 45.8 volts so 934.32 RMS per channel so 1868.64 RMS with imp rise 2.25 per channel so 4.5 ohms basically bridged and still did 1868 watts ... also to top it off!!! Dropping to 11.8 during test!!! It is rated 3000 at 2 ohm mono and 2000 at 4 ohm... And I got over 1900 at 4.5 at 11.5 so I am pretty sure this amp does rated and maybe then some. Now I am sure distortion rates were high but for what the amp costs. I did have a problem with it clipping out on my twice while driving on high freq but i am going to cut it some slack for now. I have a battery in the rear But I have cheap 4 gauge going from batt to amp and I am using a so so grounding point which I have the battery grounded there with 4 gauge and 4 gauge from the battery to the amp so perhaps it is getting some restriction.




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    If you are going to drive it like that, you to upgrade your wires to 1/0g so you don't burn shlt up, dude. And fuse the wire from batt to amp, and fix your damm grounds.




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    -Not me-

    "Yeah the GD6001 will do around 3kw at .5ohms all day long and its rated at 2000x1 at 1ohm, I ran two of them, and then Two of the AP30001s and they hand the kx/zx2500.1 there *** for alot cheaper, and in my mind very **** amps!!"




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    Basically I want to give it 2,000 watts, want to know which load would be the best.

    I'm not too keen on ohm loads and whether this amp will be ok at 1 ohm even witht he gain 1/2 way up.




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    Re: AP3K on a XXX15D2; 1 ohm or 4 ohm?

    Real World AP3000D Tests !!!! - Car Audio Classifieds

    So tonight we took a few hours and sdelthon and myself did some testing on one of my Audiopipe AP3000Ds, I havent clamped one of these for some time now, and wanted to do a nice lil test and result page about them!!

    Car used sdelthons 94 T-Bird
    Deck used Sony CDX-GT63UIW 2volt preouts
    Stock ALT
    1 run of 1/0 Audiopipe power
    2 Treo SSX100Bs and a Treo SSX75B
    1 Ap3000D
    2 Treo SSPs 10s dual 2s reading slightly different, final ohm load before rise coming out at 3ohms
    Ohm Load calculated after imp rise

    So after 2 hrs of play time and a weak charging system the amp is still very strong, and if we could hold in that 14volt range at 2-2.5ohms we will be able to get all of 3kw+ like rated then some, so for $299shipped with warranty these are the best amps on the market for the money, and ill be running 4 of them!!!

    Audiopipe AP3000s amp gain lil below half
    Test#1
    Resting voltage-12.50volts
    Voltage drop-11.6volts
    Power-2014.32rms wattage
    Ohm load-3.77
    Amps Voltage-87.2
    Amp Current-23.1
    50hz test tone
    Deck sublevel at +6 out of 10
    Volume 30/50

    Test #2
    Resting voltage-13.88
    Voltage drop-12.5volts
    Power-2489rms wattage
    Ohm load-3.6
    Amps Voltage-95.0
    Amp Current-26.2
    50hz test tone
    Deck sublevel at 10 out of 10
    Volume 30/50
     
     
    Amp gain lil over 1/2
    Test #3

    Resting voltage-13.83
    Voltage drop-12.5
    Power-2675.34rms wattage
    Ohm load-3.7ohm
    Amps Voltage-100.2
    Amp Current-26.7
    50hz test tone
    Deck sublevel at 10 out of 10
    Volume 30/50

    Final test with video
    Resting voltage-13.66
    Voltage drop-12.4
    Power-2525.95rms wattage
    Ohm load-4.208
    Amps Voltage-103.1
    Amp Current-24.5
    50hz test tone
    Deck sublevel at 10 out of 10
    Volume 35/50




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