i know but i assumed (yeah, i know assuming isn't smart) they would do a more detailed testing. idk, i guess i had higher hopes. i don't have much for testing equipment so i can't clamp it, or really test for clipping. i just assumed they'd have great equipment. but, you live and you learn i suppose
At least your adventure only cost 15. I recently had a shop install a deh 80prs into my mini. I have worked at this place years ago and had let them do other work so since I was just released from hospital that day decided to let them install it. Well after I had to remove the dash I asked the guy to run a new remote and 2 sets of RCA's to the rear for me. Well after paying an additional 200 for install I go to finish the amp hook up and everything the next day go to turn on and nothing. He ran the RCA's and remote but never connected to head unit which then defated the reason I bought them when I had them at home already. Oh I also had to reinstall my dash for them since he had no clue so I paid 200 to install my own headunit hows that for a good f in te a
Ok for me a good bench test would including checking the output levels from the amp.
But I would expect that I would specifically have to ask for that.
The state of a lot of these audio places is pretty pathetic, at least where I am at, but I suspect you'll find about the same treatment at most places across the country. These shops want to sell and install gear and be done. A lot of the equipment they are dropping in isn't all that great to begin with and the customers don't know any better, they are satisfied as long as it works/sounds half way decent. Reality bites.
O and my favorite excuse from one local shop when I asked them to try and tune my system.
"We could try but we are all deaf from being in this business a while."
No excuse, if your ears don't work get the equipment to measure the g-d levels and be able to satisfy customers...
It is a good thing that you try to educate your customers pro...
Sorry it falls on deaf ears.
1999 Buick Park Ave Ultra
Head Unit: JVC KWHDR720
EQ: Audiocontrol EQL
Front Stage: Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine 5.25 mids, Morel Maximo tweets
Sub Stage: Boston G3 10", 0.5 cu ft sealed
Amp: PPI Phantom 900.4
Rear Fill: Boston SE953 6X9's
yah, if someone asks me to "bench test" and amp, i do just that. i "test" it. this means hooking power, a sub/speaker(s) and an audio sorce. pop on the bench supply and play some music. then, i cycle through some features, like hp/lp/ap, and adjust. i monitor current consumption, and usually let it sit there and play for 10min, but thast is actually being thorough for a simple operation test. what you were thinking was that you were having it "clamped" i can run 100wrms for long periods, and 200rms+ for a few seconds, but that is the limits of my current bench supply. clamping is done in the vehicle for me. you need a monster power supply to do it right, and batteries aren't going to be real accurate, since the voltage will drop far enough to cut the rms in half over 1k, even with 2 really purdy agm's sittin with a full charge.... well, you could get away with 12v readings, but not 14v output.... anyways, an operational test, including head units and speakers is what they usually do, unless you actually ask for it to be "clamped" for output.
...if you ask for a big mac, don't expect a 20pc....
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i buy broken amps....
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i wasn't asking to get schooled, and i was disappointed because if that's what you do for a living, you should know a little more about it so if a customer asks a question, you can answer it. it would be nice to have a local shop that knows what their doing, that's all