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Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 01:35 AM
Trying to finish this ASAP. This will be the biggest build I have ever done. Still waiting on some things to hit the market and more money. Will update with more pics as often as I can.

Build Log:

2- Powerbass XTA5000d's strapped at 1 ohm
4- CT Sounds Meso 12s
2- CT Sounds 125.4
2- CT Sounds 60.4
4- CT Sounds PA 6.5s
2- CT Sounds PA 8s
2- CT Sounds PA Super Tweeters
Lots of Sky High 1/0
4- Deka Group 31 batteries (will be adding more)
2- Alternators
Lots of Ct Sounds/Audio Technix's deadner

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Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 01:36 AM
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BackintheGame
02-14-2014, 02:47 AM
Looking good. Keep posting pics.

Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 09:16 AM
Thanks. I'm going to try to have the amp rack done this weekend and both of those rear speaker housings

Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Oh yeah I forgot to expain why im redoing it. Me and my wife had our first child a couple months ago and my original box for the DD 10s took up pretty much the whole rear cab of the truck. So I made some custom brackets and installed rear seats which came out way better than I expected. I figured since I was going to have to redo most of the install anyways...why not go way bigger. The new box will be a blow through with a sleeper camper shell

bbeljefe
02-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Looks good man!

And don't blame it on your son... you're rebuilding because that's what bassheads do. :eyebrow:

The other mids will be there by the time you're off work...

Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 09:47 AM
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Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Looks good man!

And don't blame it on your son... you're rebuilding because that's what bassheads do. :eyebrow:

The other mids will be there by the time you're off work...

Thanks. And as long as Ellie thinks its all for Jake (which it partially is) she's happy to see it getting redone

CaptainMaximus
02-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Great job, looking forward to see more pics ASAP!!!

Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 09:57 AM
Great job, looking forward to see more pics ASAP!!!

Thanks. There will be more this weekend

fatboytyler
02-14-2014, 10:35 AM
Looking phenomenal bro! I'm certainly going to be following this!

Boomsday
02-14-2014, 10:57 AM
tuned in

BKNIGHTS
02-14-2014, 11:37 AM
pics of the subs?

Don't you think that is a little too much power for them? lol

Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 12:33 PM
pics of the subs?

Don't you think that is a little too much power for them? lol

Don't have them yet. CT Sounds hasn't released them. They are rated at 2000rms each and if they are anything like the CT Sounds products I have seen so far, then they should take a good bit more. I figure ill be seeing around 6k, maybe a little more, from each amp. So 12000rms amp output on 8000(underrated) worth of subs should be fine. At least for short runs

BKNIGHTS
02-14-2014, 01:58 PM
I thought they were rated at 1200watts, 4layer coil, and with single leads.

CT Sounds 1200w Meso 1.0 Pre-Order!! - CT SOUNDS - Amplifiers - Subwoofers - Wire & More! - SMD Forum (http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/177677-ct-sounds-1200w-meso-10-pre-order/)

Dub7sonoma
02-14-2014, 02:05 PM
I thought they were rated at 1200watts, 4layer coil, and with single leads.

CT Sounds 1200w Meso 1.0 Pre-Order!! - CT SOUNDS - Amplifiers - Subwoofers - Wire & More! - SMD Forum (http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/177677-ct-sounds-1200w-meso-10-pre-order/)

Yeah that's version 1. Version 2 is 2000rms. Sorry I should have specified

Pearson
02-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Seems like it'll be a fun build. I'm always interested in blow-thru's.

Dub7sonoma
02-15-2014, 09:41 PM
Some pics of what I got done today. I ran out of vinyl but I'll be getting more to finish covering the bottom amp rack

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/E3DA33B7-F752-4D97-8D29-819C51C671CE-10029-00000FA09D582872_zpsec760fdf.jpg
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Dub7sonoma
02-15-2014, 09:42 PM
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fatboytyler
02-16-2014, 03:12 PM
I am so envious of your work man. Keep it up and keep us updated!


EDIT: How are you liking the CT Sounds deadner?

MrFoca
02-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Rear door's look nice and clean. Nice job so far. How does it sound so far ?

Dub7sonoma
02-16-2014, 04:35 PM
I am so envious of your work man. Keep it up and keep us updated!


EDIT: How are you liking the CT Sounds deadner?

This is my first time using deadner so I can't give a good comparison to other brands. I covered the whole roof and doors right before turkey drag last year. I had tons of roof flex and lots of rattling before. It stopped all the rattling from the roof and lots of the flex. I can definitely tell it made a difference an will be using it with all my builds to come

Dub7sonoma
02-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Rear door's look nice and clean. Nice job so far. How does it sound so far ?

Extremely loud :). I definitely think it will keep up with the bass. Some people don't like rear fill but i like hearing it from all directions. I guess it's a personal preference but its defiantly loud and clear and I'm very pleased so far

mrawesome
02-16-2014, 05:18 PM
lol @ the window sticker- "POWERBASS-if its to loud, your'e to old":laugh:
very nice build:respekt:

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lol @ the window sticker- "POWERBASS-if its to loud, your'e to old":laugh:
very nice build:respekt:

mrawesome
02-16-2014, 05:21 PM
wow my internet lagged and then it posted the same thing twice!?!?

fatboytyler
02-16-2014, 05:38 PM
This is my first time using deadner so I can't give a good comparison to other brands. I covered the whole roof and doors right before turkey drag last year. I had tons of roof flex and lots of rattling before. It stopped all the rattling from the roof and lots of the flex. I can definitely tell it made a difference an will be using it with all my builds to come

Good to hear. I'm strongly considering theirs for my summer upgrade to deaden my whole truck.

Dub7sonoma
02-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Good to hear. I'm strongly considering theirs for my summer upgrade to deaden my whole truck.

I don't have any complaints with it. I would recommend heating it up as you apply it (heat gun or hair dryer) and use a roller to apply it. It sticks like crazy then

Dub7sonoma
02-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Going to try to finish the other rear pod tonight or tomorrow and get it installed. Then I have to run all the tweets to the 60.4. Mardi Gras is in a week so I'm going to make a temporary sub box to set on the rear seats so I can have something to demo the mids and highs with.

CT Sounds needs to HURRY UP and release the Meso 12s v2

72Impala
02-17-2014, 02:39 PM
That's a whole lot of power in a small space, that will be painful loud and sound great I'm sure. But I honestly don't see 15kw happening unless you are running a 16-18v system

Dub7sonoma
02-17-2014, 03:07 PM
That's a whole lot of power in a small space, that will be painful loud and sound great I'm sure. But I honestly don't see 15kw happening unless you are running a 16-18v system

I figured around 6500 from each powerbass 5k at .5 ohm. The ct 125.4 will have all 4 channels running at 2 ohms so around 1000 and the 2 60.4s will also be running all 4 channels at 2 ohms so around 480 from each of those. If my math is right that will be around 14960rms. Im sure it wont be 15000rms all the time but it should be capable. And yeah like you said it going to be LOUD!!! But that's what im going for, I wont be sad if it isn't a true 15000rms

bbeljefe
02-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Looking really good man. What temporary subs are you gonna put in it?

I have a ported box for two 12s if you have a couple laying around. Or the single 15 box you already had.

Dub7sonoma
02-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Looking really good man. What temporary subs are you gonna put in it?

I have a ported box for two 12s if you have a couple laying around. Or the single 15 box you already had.

I don't have 2 matching 12s and that 15 box wouldn't fit on the back seat. I may build a box for 2 or 3 of the 2510s or a shallow/long box for the 9918

caraudiofab
02-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Nice work, in the future take a look at Rage Gold body filler or Sonus Matter. Stuff sands way better than standard bondo, its one of those things, I know its more pricey but when you see how much easier it is to sand you will wonder why you didnt use it before. :)

Dub7sonoma
02-17-2014, 06:29 PM
This is what I used. It sanded pretty easy. But this was my first time doing any kind of fiberglass and first time using bondo.

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/75176C20-1521-4342-8B7B-A8232B9A6A79-11130-000011D28A7265A8_zps82b0929a.jpg

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Nice work, in the future take a look at Rage Gold body filler or Sonus Matter. Stuff sands way better than standard bondo, its one of those things, I know its more pricey but when you see how much easier it is to sand you will wonder why you didnt use it before. :)


^^^

bbeljefe
02-17-2014, 10:27 PM
I can get you two gallons of better body filler for about what you paid for that one. And then for the final wipe I can get you a gallon of premium filler for a little more than you paid for that, if you'd like to see what the difference is.

Dub7sonoma
02-17-2014, 11:06 PM
I can get you two gallons of better body filler for about what you paid for that one. And then for the final wipe I can get you a gallon of premium filler for a little more than you paid for that, if you'd like to see what the difference is.

I'm going to try to come by your place tomorrow after work or Wednesday. I'll look at it then. And I need some more prices :)

bbeljefe
02-17-2014, 11:10 PM
I'm going to try to come by your place tomorrow after work or Wednesday. I'll look at it then. And I need some more prices :)

Uh oh.... shite's about to get real. :up2somet:

Dub7sonoma
02-17-2014, 11:21 PM
Uh oh.... shite's about to get real. :up2somet:

Yes sir

Dub7sonoma
03-17-2014, 11:26 PM
Getting closer. Got some more wiring done

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/0A9A9AA5-E341-4810-8A71-2B2907E67258-963-0000010350FD2E0F_zps621e2441.jpg
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Dub7sonoma
03-17-2014, 11:29 PM
I also rerouted where my power and ground wires enter the truck since I will have 10 runs of 1/0 comin in. Te original spot was a all around bad idea

Before

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After

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Dub7sonoma
03-17-2014, 11:30 PM
I found that sky high 1/0 slips TIGHTLY through 5/8" hose with the help of silicone spray lube. It made a perfect water tight boot/grommet for the wire

Dub7sonoma
03-17-2014, 11:32 PM
Also got the PA tweets installed

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/B6ECE49B-D2F0-4E9A-8ABB-A47550B9AB06-963-000001033E2A91BC_zps571363cd.jpg

Anybody else like blue ;)

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Silverado SS
03-17-2014, 11:34 PM
Been waiting for this build for a while now looks great man keep at it

Dub7sonoma
03-17-2014, 11:39 PM
Been waiting for this build for a while now looks great man keep at it

Thanks. I have been wanting to get on it but, its hard to keep at it knowing the subs I want still aren't available.

CaptainMaximus
03-17-2014, 11:48 PM
This looks really really good, cannot say that enough

Dub7sonoma
03-18-2014, 12:25 AM
This looks really really good, cannot say that enough

Thanks. I'm definitely proud of it

The_Grimy_One
03-18-2014, 01:36 AM
Very nice build, amazing if this is your first time using glass/bondo!

Dub7sonoma
03-18-2014, 02:41 AM
Yep first time, but definitely won't be my last

Dub7sonoma
03-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Oh yeah.... I almost forgot. More blue


http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/DC5273EA-934F-47FF-8C0E-AF9BFF3A68FD-331-0000007E6ECA21AC_zps5954f545.jpg

Silverado SS
03-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Thought you were adding a third 5k? Is that later on

Dub7sonoma
03-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Thought you were adding a third 5k? Is that later on

I was originally planning on it but when I did a 151.1 on music with only 1 and 4 DD2510s with a daily boxed tuned to 35hz (I'm very proud of that if you can't tell lol), I decided 2 on some considerably beefier subs, that also have more cone area should be loud enough. But I'm sure I will eventually grow use to the new upgrades and want more Hahahaha Plus I'm runnin out of truck to build in

Dub7sonoma
04-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Finally finished the passenger side speaker pod and made some hommade buss bars.

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/8766D12B-A97F-438A-8F72-5E38C2B51FD9-631-00000053731EEC20_zps5b7f956f.jpg
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Dub7sonoma
04-15-2014, 05:25 PM
4 Meso 12s have been ordered...now all I have to do is wait

Dub7sonoma
04-28-2014, 05:51 PM
SUBS CAME IN :) :) :)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/29C7FCCE-34AB-4844-972B-2B48D0D1BCB7-5582-00000899E255E3B6_zps3709f048.jpg
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I will take more pics when I get off work

Dub7sonoma
05-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Got some more sub pics. These were taken to compare to my DD2510s

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/Dub7sonoma/4364BEB9-B850-4ED2-BEAA-A1103C53DBD3-3996-000005AC3C695257_zps300a9c1c.jpg
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pickup1
05-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Those are nice.

Dub7sonoma
05-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Also have some box progress pics.

Specs on the box

gross volume 15.75ft^3
Net volume almost exactly 11ft^3
175 square inches of port area
Tuned to somewhere inbetween 34-36hz

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Dub7sonoma
06-06-2014, 03:00 PM
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Dub7sonoma
06-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Got it all installed and I was able to enjoy it for about an hour before my second Powerbass xta5k went out :(. So now I'm on the hunt for more amps. I'm supposed to trade for an AQ3500 thats local to use temporarily. I'll try to get some videos posted this weekend of it on a little bit of power (3500rms)

gckless
06-08-2014, 06:53 PM
How big are each of the box sections? Look kinda small.

Dub7sonoma
06-09-2014, 11:27 AM
How big are each of the box sections? Look kinda small.


Its all one chamber

gross volume 15.75ft^3
Net volume almost exactly 11ft^3
175 square inches of port area
Tuned to somewhere inbetween 30-32hz

argenis69
06-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Very nice install

Dub7sonoma
06-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Thanks! I cant wait to get a whole lot more power on the subs

Dub7sonoma
06-18-2014, 05:27 PM
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Got batteries ;)

BoomTaco64
06-18-2014, 06:02 PM
looks interesting...i would can those powerbass crap amps.......can you take some pics of the exterior when installed?

MrFoca
06-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Looks like a hydraulic truck dancer with all those batteries back there. :)

Dub7sonoma
06-18-2014, 06:57 PM
looks interesting...i would can those powerbass crap amps.......can you take some pics of the exterior when installed?

Have you ever run a Powerbass xta amp?

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looks interesting...i would can those powerbass crap amps.......can you take some pics of the exterior when installed?

I'll get some more pics in a little bit. And a couple videos

BoomTaco64
06-18-2014, 07:23 PM
i have used many powerbass amps and have never been impressed by them. a buddy of mine had one and was swapped for a new one and both had the same issue with the internals. he got a rockford from a friend at rockford and has never been happier. you got a nice setup...

Dub7sonoma
06-18-2014, 10:08 PM
i have used many powerbass amps and have never been impressed by them. a buddy of mine had one and was swapped for a new one and both had the same issue with the internals. he got a rockford from a friend at rockford and has never been happier. you got a nice setup...

Thanks. I will admit I have had some problems with the internals of the xta but I'm pretty sure it was user error. I had just finished putting everything in and a local show was already started. I hooked up the amp and turned up the gains (more than what they should have been). It was extremely loud for about 30-45 mins. Then it caught on fire... Literally. Im still not sure if I have given up on them because my other xta5k I ran at .5ohm daily for a year or more and the only time I had problems out of it was when a battery in my bank shorted internally. I guess I'll just go with whatever I can afford next

BoomTaco64
06-19-2014, 01:21 AM
Do what you got to do but I have not had luck with powerbass amplifiers. Just giving my experience. There are way better options out there and they are even more reliable...

Dub7sonoma
06-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Do what you got to do but I have not had luck with powerbass amplifiers. Just giving my experience. There are way better options out there and they are even more reliable...

Yeah I have been looking into other amps. That much power is just soooo expensive hahaha

BoomTaco64
06-19-2014, 10:52 AM
there are lots of people that have suggestions and are decently priced. how much can you spend on an amp?

Dub7sonoma
06-19-2014, 11:36 AM
there are lots of people that have suggestions and are decently priced. how much can you spend on an amp?

None right now. Im supposed to close on my first house next month so all my money is going to that. Im running an AQ3500 for now. I thought about finding another one of those to strap with the one I have now. I need to sell a bunch of the audio I have laying around so I can have some extra cash. Or find someone to trade with

BoomTaco64
06-19-2014, 11:43 AM
None right now. Im supposed to close on my first house next month so all my money is going to that. Im running an AQ3500 for now. I thought about finding another one of those to strap with the one I have now. I need to sell a bunch of the audio I have laying around so I can have some extra cash. Or find someone to trade with

i feel ya on the first home buying...its takes every penny and every bit of patience. be careful with strapping amps together, its takes more current. i have had strappable amps but have not strapped. strapping amps, doubles power but at a higher impedance (bridging a 2ch amp/ more power at 4ohm bridge vs 2ohm stereo). just put one on each pair, gain match and your all set. in your situation, i would recommend just one big amplifier as you are using a common chamber enclosure.

Dub7sonoma
06-19-2014, 12:57 PM
i feel ya on the first home buying...its takes every penny and every bit of patience. be careful with strapping amps together, its takes more current. i have had strappable amps but have not strapped. strapping amps, doubles power but at a higher impedance (bridging a 2ch amp/ more power at 4ohm bridge vs 2ohm stereo). just put one on each pair, gain match and your all set. in your situation, i would recommend just one big amplifier as you are using a common chamber enclosure.

Strapping them vs running one on each pair would be the same current draw either way. If I strap them with a final load of 1 ohm, each amp will see .5ohm. If I run one on each pair each amp will still be wired at .5ohm. But if I strap them I wont have to worry about gain matching (it will be the same as running one big amp). The only problem with running one big amp is finding an amp that will do 10-12k at 1 ohm. If I strap 2 amps I can find a lot more options to equal that power at .5ohm each

BoomTaco64
06-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Strapping them vs running one on each pair would be the same current draw either way. If I strap them with a final load of 1 ohm, each amp will see .5ohm. If I run one on each pair each amp will still be wired at .5ohm. But if I strap them I wont have to worry about gain matching (it will be the same as running one big amp). The only problem with running one big amp is finding an amp that will do 10-12k at 1 ohm. If I strap 2 amps I can find a lot more options to equal that power at .5ohm each

i understand....to me its a red apple/green apple thing. i am not a fan of strapping amps, its just me i guess. i would rather have two different amps as gain matching is very easily done.
you are in the market for a huge amp or two big amplifers, im sure someone on this site should be able to get you something better than the pb amps. im shocked someone has not chimed in yet...

Dub7sonoma
06-19-2014, 02:59 PM
i understand....to me its a red apple/green apple thing. i am not a fan of strapping amps, its just me i guess. i would rather have two different amps as gain matching is very easily done.
you are in the market for a huge amp or two big amplifers, im sure someone on this site should be able to get you something better than the pb amps. im shocked someone has not chimed in yet...

Yeah I have seen a couple for sale. Only problem is I cant spend that much money right now or they don't need what I have to trade.

BoomTaco64
06-19-2014, 03:48 PM
IMO the house is way more important. i would wait unitl i moved in and then worry about car audio...i was in the same boat when i bought my house last year and now have a car/parts/amps/subs/wiring but just need the time to do the install. it all comes easier when you are not saving for something bigger in your life like a home. stay the course and something will fall into your lap.

Dub7sonoma
06-19-2014, 06:24 PM
IMO the house is way more important. i would wait unitl i moved in and then worry about car audio...i was in the same boat when i bought my house last year and now have a car/parts/amps/subs/wiring but just need the time to do the install. it all comes easier when you are not saving for something bigger in your life like a home. stay the course and something will fall into your lap.

Yeah I'll just bump the AQ3500 till after we get the house. Or mayne find someone to trade with before then

Dub7sonoma
06-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Here's some videos


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6hggjqw5xA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRbLUwzP3gA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Scu_c1NACI

bbeljefe
07-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Vids of the truck in action...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjlWBNfXVTM&list=UUOhdog3E1Ut9Gxr1mJNERTA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKwb2IRRqTs&list=UUOhdog3E1Ut9Gxr1mJNERTA

big scott
07-18-2014, 01:33 PM
dam not bad.. i like it.

Dub7sonoma
07-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Vids of the truck in action...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjlWBNfXVTM&list=UUOhdog3E1Ut9Gxr1mJNERTA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKwb2IRRqTs&list=UUOhdog3E1Ut9Gxr1mJNERTA

thanks

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dam not bad.. i like it.

thanks I cant wait to get some more POWER!!!

big scott
07-18-2014, 05:45 PM
More power ??????????

csu87
07-18-2014, 05:57 PM
get another one of those AQs and strap the **** out of it. Only way to go. Gain matching is finicky as there are variables that you cant account for. Ive done the gain matching game before and set everything the exact same with oscopes and then when you go to clamp, one is inevitably putting out a few hundred watts more.

Dub7sonoma
07-18-2014, 06:06 PM
More power ??????????

yeah im currently only running 1 aq3500 and each sub is 2000rms. Im looking to run around 10k watts to the 4 of them

Dub7sonoma
07-18-2014, 06:07 PM
get another one of those AQs and strap the **** out of it. Only way to go. Gain matching is finicky as there are variables that you cant account for. Ive done the gain matching game before and set everything the exact same with oscopes and then when you go to clamp, one is inevitably putting out a few hundred watts more.

I have thought about that, and I probably would if I found another one really cheap. But its the v1 version and I don't see many of them. But that would leave me still wanting to upgrade later

csu87
07-18-2014, 06:13 PM
dam I loved the v1 version. but yeah don't find many floating around. one of the best amps for the money imo.

I ran both the v1 and v2 at low ohm loads and the v1 could do 1/8ohm while the v2 would only do 1/4

Dub7sonoma
07-18-2014, 06:30 PM
dam I loved the v1 version. but yeah don't find many floating around. one of the best amps for the money imo.

I ran both the v1 and v2 at low ohm loads and the v1 could do 1/8ohm while the v2 would only do 1/4

Are you currently running the v2?

csu87
07-18-2014, 06:35 PM
currently not running any. the one in my sig was a v2 though at .5ohm