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    how often do vipers go bad

    ok, so i posted a thread asking why everyone suggest viper amps if theyre always getting refurbished and i get the response that they put out a lot of pwoer but they tend to go bad easily.. because of the same parts.. does EVERYBODY's viper go bad on them some point in time??? if so, how often?? are there A LOT of viper users out there that have NEVER had any problems with theirs? i wanna get a d2500.1 but i don't want it blowing on me or anything.







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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    my viper 1200.1 runs good... but its over rated...



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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    my viper 1200.1 runs good... but its over rated...

    what do you mean it's overrated? have you had it benched?




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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Every minute you can hear a bell ringing...a Viper is getting its wings. That is how often they die.




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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone
    what do you mean it's overrated? have you had it benched?

    i kind of drew that conclusion on my own... i read in a thread that
    someone was having trouble setting thier gains because there
    would be a sudden jump in voltage with just the tiniest turn of
    the sensitivity knob...

    when i tried to set my gains... i could get to 31 volts which would
    be 961 watts at 1ohm... i could not get to 34.64 volts to put out
    a clean 1200 watts at 1 ohm... it would serioulsy go right from
    31 to like 50 or 60... which would be a wicked clipped signal...

    so im stuck at 961watts @ 1ohm...

    for a 1200 watt amp i would say thats a little low...



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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    i kind of drew that conclusion on my own... i read in a thread that
    someone was having trouble setting thier gains because there
    would be a sudden jump in voltage with just the tiniest turn of
    the sensitivity knob...

    when i tried to set my gains... i could get to 31 volts which would
    be 961 watts at 1ohm... i could not get to 34.64 volts to put out
    a clean 1200 watts at 1 ohm... it would serioulsy go right from
    31 to like 50 or 60... which would be a wicked clipped signal...

    so im stuck at 961watts @ 1ohm...

    for a 1200 watt amp i would say thats a little low...

    A man who isn't affected by all the bs he is fed...

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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    am i correct? sorry... sometimes i miss sarcasm...

    and if im completely wrong i would like to know...

    but if you were serious... im more than happy
    to give honest reviews... glad they dont go
    unnoticed...



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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    anyone else have experience or know of them?




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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    i love my vipers....



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

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    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    the viper is a nifty little amp... and it looks cool and has
    SSF and phase which are nice features... im just a little
    disappointed that i cant get the rated power out of it.



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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    am i correct? sorry... sometimes i miss sarcasm...

    and if im completely wrong i would like to know...

    but if you were serious... im more than happy
    to give honest reviews... glad they dont go
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    I was being serious





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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Hundreth
    I was being serious

    well no problem there sir... glad i could help...



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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    i kind of drew that conclusion on my own... i read in a thread that
    someone was having trouble setting thier gains because there
    would be a sudden jump in voltage with just the tiniest turn of
    the sensitivity knob...

    when i tried to set my gains... i could get to 31 volts which would
    be 961 watts at 1ohm... i could not get to 34.64 volts to put out
    a clean 1200 watts at 1 ohm... it would serioulsy go right from
    31 to like 50 or 60... which would be a wicked clipped signal...

    so im stuck at 961watts @ 1ohm...

    for a 1200 watt amp i would say thats a little low...
    you have to take into account that all users of these products cant tell an audible difference between 900 and 1200watts and dont care to look beyond what its stated rated power is- glad to see someone put it to the test and can speak of it with honesty



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    Re: how often do vipers go bad

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd
    you have to take into account that all users of these products cant tell an audible difference between 900 and 1200watts and dont care to look beyond what its stated rated power is- glad to see someone put it to the test and can speak of it with honesty
    no problem... i guess ive killed my chances of ever selling it on
    these forums though...

    woops... er... nevermind... great amp...



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    premier 860 / eD 16Ov.2 / viper 1200.1 / 2.2^3 @ 30hz / stinger bullet interconnects

    girlfriends setup
    2004 pontiac sunfire / silver metallic / 2dr coupe
    eD e12o.44 / memphis 1000d / 1.6^3 sealed box
    ___________________________________________


    here we are
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