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    Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Hey guys.

    I just order a Sundown SCV-1500D and two SA-10's for my Ram pickup. Subs are going into a vented box.

    I am now looking for an amp for my highs/mids. I am not sure which components I am going to run yet. 6.5" in the front doors, and 6x9's in the rear doors.

    Whats the main differences between the Sundown SAX-100.4 and SAX-150.4? The 150.4 puts out more power and its a lot smaller.

    I was also considering the SAE-50.4, but I don't think 50x4 is going to be loud enough for 1500 watts of bass.

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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    I'd get the 150.4 due to the extra headroom, but i would probably buy a ppi900.4 because it's 1/3 the price




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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Ive been running a sax 150.4 for 2 years now.

    Tis pristine. and for 1500 watts. I wouldnt go any lower than 125rms.



    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Any idea why the SAX-150.4 was discontinued?



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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 96TL View Post
    Any idea why the SAX-150.4 was discontinued?
    My thoughts? Cuz no one bought one. Ive yet to meet anyone else who runs one. It has fully active controls and ive never had an issue. no thermal shut downs. no going into protect. Ive pushed it for 8 hour road trips and it never got anywhere near as hot as my sub amp. The thing weighs a ton. its like a metal brick when you pick it up.

    if he still has it....

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    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    as for ppi vs something else...

    Read this

    budget 4 channel vs higher end, is there a sound difference?



    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    I think I'm going to go for it. I found a new one in stock for $449.99.



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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 96TL View Post
    I think I'm going to go for it. I found a new one in stock for $449.99.
    Get the draconia. Those are BUILT for SQ and has a better crossover than the sundown. SA=12db Zedd=24db.

    Idk if he still has it thought. Go with the sundown if you'd like. You will be just as happy.



    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Camry View Post
    Ive been running a sax 150.4 for 2 years now.

    Tis pristine. and for 1500 watts. I wouldnt go any lower than 125rms.
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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Camry View Post
    Ive been running a sax 150.4 for 2 years now.

    Tis pristine. and for 1500 watts. I wouldnt go any lower than 125rms.
    I can safely say on a regular song (non edited in anyway) 150W per door can actually over power 1200W on 2 SA12's. So I would concur with your statement.



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    Re: Sundown amp for mids/highs?

    Get the 50x4.Two Sa 10,s can only get so loud.If that amp cannot keep up something is very wrong!!!
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