Hey all so I have a question here. I recently just won a US Amps Merlin MD2D on ebay for $125. Anywho it was damaged in shipping and I have a claim open, thats not the matter at hand. I went to my car to test it out to see if it worked. Powered right up put gain at like 1/3 and hooked it to a JL W7 I had in my car at the time (car is in the shop lot immobile at the moment). I have the big 3 done 130amp alt, 80ah battery under the hood and OFC 4ga to back with good ground.
My MB Quart ONX1000.1 I had hooked up at 1 ohm with the gain like a bit over half way up NEVER dimmed my lights with this setup. Tonight I hook up the US Amps MD2D at 3ohms about 1/2 gain and my lights are dimming in my car? I thought these amps were decently efficient amps!? Do you think something could possibly be causing this to happen when amp was damaged in shipping? Board looks fine only cosmetic damage.
Am I over thinking things and this amp is just that much better and more powerful than the MB? Any input?
Think it could be because my car has been sitting for a week without being turned on? Car wasnt warmed up? Im very confused and I ask a lot of questions. Will include USPS shipping damage for entertainment.
This is where they(USPS) taped it back up after almost ripping this part of the box off:
One of the feet that caught some of packaging (what was left after gape they caused) and bent fin:
More bent fins and feet: