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    Testing the B2 Audio "Quota" (1200w @ 1)

    I was so impressed with the B2 Audio "Zero5" that it got me curious about a more "everyday" amp. I don't mean to imply that the Zero5 or any of their other monsters aren't daily friendly, but after I saw the price on the Quota, it really piqued my interest and I had to get my hands on one.

    I contacted Jack Sisco about it and he told me he uses them in a lot of smaller installs. In his words, "they can get pretty rowdy." Lol. Sounds good to me. Wrap it up.

    It got here very quickly and I'm a sucker for a small footprint. It's well built and a bit of a welcome relief from the larger amps I usually have to lug around and find a spot for.



    It has 4awg power and grounds and my 8awg speaker wire fit in the speaker wire terminals no problem.



    Pretty standard here. Subsonic has an "on/off" but no pot so I assume it's set at a specific frequency. I could probably find that in the manual if I ever looked at those things. Also seems to have a variable frequency bass boost if you're so inclined to use it. If it makes you feel better, you could call it EQ



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    I used my caps for this clamp test because I wanted to get as close to 14.4v as I could since on any decent electrical, you probably won't see less than 14v running this one. I also took a bit of liberty on the inputs. Lmao. I gots voltage. Dual 1/0's to 4awg reducers. I was cracking myself up.



    So, bottom line is.. he was right. This little thing can get pretty rowdy. I would have been pleased with rated, but it took it up a notch as I suspected from B2. As usual, set clean on the scope...

    1 ohm nominal rising to 1.8 - 1,400w @ 14v.
    .5 nominal rising to 1.1 - 1,800w @ 13.8v.


    Anyone curious about the reason why the results are very even numbers, I did this test by myself and had to watch both meters. I only took the first two digits and it just worked out that way. It was 28 aca and 50 acv @ 1 and 40 & 45 for .5. I just tested the voltage on the caps post-burp and took that reading for the voltages given even though mid burp they'd have been lower.

    And there you have it. Mr. Sisco says he runs these @ .5 daily all the time, but indicated that any lower wouldn't be recommended.

    $250 for B2 quality and some nice power in a small package makes this amp a solid buy.



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    Re: Testing the B2 Audio "Quota" (1200w @ 1)

    Thank you, Sir.




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    Re: Testing the B2 Audio "Quota" (1200w @ 1)

    damn all that out of the little guy? seems to be a solid ass amp



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    Im gunna try me some B2 soon




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    Re: Testing the B2 Audio "Quota" (1200w @ 1)

    Now if their upper lines weren't so damn expensive I would look into running them...




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    Re: Testing the B2 Audio "Quota" (1200w @ 1)

    If anyone has a source on B2 dustcaps from their big boy woofers I'm in the market for a couple.




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    Wow b2 really is bringing its a game. Nice to see a fresh board on a new amp too bad it doesn't have an adjustable subsonic though.



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    What cookie cutter did they use to make this one?



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    My m1s should he here friday... So pumped



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    My m1s should he here friday... So pumped
    I might be getting my hands on one of those monsters very soon too



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    I might be getting my hands on one of those monsters very soon too
    Awesome! If you do i want to see some testing.



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    Wow, that is some impressive numbers there.... I wish I could afford their Quattro.



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    Very impressive numbers, great test Taylor!



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    Re: Testing the B2 Audio "Quota" (1200w @ 1)

    thats pretty nice, its in the price range of the aq1200 so this is now a huge consideration for those around that dollar point



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