I did this a while back so some new stuff is not in there obviously... but a good reference none-the-less.

Once the new SAZ line is all done I will go back and do something like this again.

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I am going to go through and drop the SAZ-1000D, SAE-1200D, SAZ-1500D, SAZ-2000D, SAZ-3000D, and SAZ-3500D in the Jeep and do a power clamp test so we have a rough and UNIFORM comparison between the amps in the same setup.

Test Frequency -50 Hz

Test Load -4x SA-12s all in parallel for 0.4375 DCR (1/2 nominal)

Test Electrical -6x Stinger SPV-70 + 225-Amp Alternator (vehicle only at idle)

Amp gain set to 1/2 - Head Unit Sub Control 10/10 - Head Unit Volume 50/50

Setting gain to half on each amp is, of course, not an exact match... but for the sake of roughly comparing the amps I think it serves the purpose.

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SAZ-1000D:

POWER :1040 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) :37.2 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) :27.95 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) :1.33 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE :13.15 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2498.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2499.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAE-1200D:

POWER :1770 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) :DID NOT MEASURE

AMP CURRENT (calculated) :DID NOT MEASURE

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) :DID NOT MEASURE

SUPPLY VOLTAGE :12.65 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2513.MOV

* Power Clamp

DID NOT MEASURE

* Voltage Measurement

** FUSES BLEW - DID NOT CONTINUE TO MEASURE VOLTAGE

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SAZ-1500D:

POWER :1970 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) :49.25 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) :40 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) :1.23 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE :12.85 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2493.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2494.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-2000D:

POWER :2440 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) :56.18 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) :43.43 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) :1.29 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE :12.5 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2503.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2504.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-3000D:

POWER :3280 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) :61.28 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) :53.52 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) :1.14 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE :12.1 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2506.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2507.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-3500D:

POWER :3660 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) :65.84 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) :55.58 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) :1.18 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE :11.9 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2510.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2511.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-4500D:

* SAZ-4500D in prototype case - this is NOT the production case.

POWER :4870 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) :76.0 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) :64.08 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) :1.18 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE :12.25 V ***

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AM...D/CIMG2529.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AM...D/CIMG2530.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

*** - Measured different day from other amps (8-4-09), batteries had full charge so sustained less voltage drop.

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These are not necessarily definitive tests on the amps.

All applications are different and I could have probably squeezed more out of an amp here or there... but for the sake of this test I just set the gain knobs to physically 1/2 way up.

Just a rough guide to show what the amps can do!

I may go back one day and do an SPL comparison as well -- as we have seen up to 1 dB increase from the 3000D to the 3500D even though the power test doesn't seem to indicate as much. With the SPL portion I would sit down and tweak knobs until I got maximum SPL per amp.

I tested amps from smallest to largest (for the most part except 1200D was tested last) -- so the batteries did not have a complete full charge by the time I got to the big amps, just a few minutes of alternator charge time... that just means the bigger amps will produce more than posted if I had a complete charge. This was mentioned in my initial post so I thought I would post it here as well.

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