i like to try and do "bang for the buck" type stuff sometimes, ok most the time, so when i stumbled onto audiopipes mini class d amps (always avoided class D before) i was impressed by what i read so i got a ASPM1300 ive ran a couple subs with it, never really seen what it can do at 1ohm yet ran a friends orion xtr hard with it and it never even gets warm but his sub did but anyways.. the fan started making horrible noise shortly after it was new, not always but often. seems to always be working. packs some punch for its size. and i like the looks of it, looks heavy duty not fancy. no chrome badges stuck on plastic logos or stupid names.
few months back i picked up a audiopipe 10 "600watt" sub for like $41 shipped new. thing "looks" well made and sounded pretty good for the money considering it wAs in a like .79cu? sealed box i made for a 8" and cut the hole bigger. according to my friend, it was my fault for putting it in a too small of box and hooking up my "crazy little amp" to it. hes probly right. dont think i ever turned the gain past half, no bass boost, think when it blew the bass was at -6 on my kenwood deck with 4v preouts
now the sub is going into the trash, because audiopipe doesnt even cover return shipping when you send somthing in under warranty. would cost me $30+ for shiping to florida and back for a $41 sub. cool. too bad i was just going to build a better box for it. obviously if this was a $200 sub i wouldnt be making a big deal out of this but usually a company will at least cover shipping somthing back to you..
they did tell me they would send a new fan for my amp when i told them about it but im sure i can get one of those cheap (probably of better quality) its just some small 12v computer type fan.
throwing a fairly new speaker away thats still under warranty = feels bad man