Skar RP.3500 or Taramps MD8000.1


ThatOneGuy1175

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I'm running 2 skar VXF 15s and they're conservatively rated at 1500 rms each. Should I go with the rp3500 or the taramps 8k? Trying to get the most out of them and not kill my pocket.
 

John Doe

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I'm running 2 skar VXF 15s and they're conservatively rated at 1500 rms each. Should I go with the rp3500 or the taramps 8k? Trying to get the most out of them and not kill my pocket.
Taramps 8K if it were me. Cant go wrong really. Of course, that’s if you already have a solid electrical. If not, probably the 3500 as getting the 8K would mean you’d need to invest in more electrical
 

ThatOneGuy1175

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Taramps 8K if it were me. Cant go wrong really. Of course, that’s if you already have a solid electrical. If not, probably the 3500 as getting the 8K would mean you’d need to invest in more electrical
Im getting a 320 amp brand
Taramps 8K if it were me. Cant go wrong really. Of course, that’s if you already have a solid electrical. If not, probably the 3500 as getting the 8K would mean you’d need to invest in more electrical
I'm getting a 320 amp brand x alternator Friday and either a xs d3400 or a limitless 15ah. You think I'll have enough electrical to run the 8k?
 

Kickstand

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Those 2 amps are not even close to being in the same category
Not to mention the $1000 in electrical upgrades your going to need to run the Taramps
Look at one of the lower Taramps or the SFB line from Sundown something around 3500 watts like Cynic0l said.
 

ThatOneGuy1175

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Those 2 amps are not even close to being in the same category
Not to mention the $1000 in electrical upgrades your going to need to run the Taramps
Look at one of the lower Taramps or the SFB line from Sundown something around 3500 watts like Cynic0l said.
So with my 320 amp alt and a 15ah lithium whats the max wattage i can run? Also how do I wire a lithium battery if I have a stock battery up front?
 

John Doe

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Im getting a 320 amp brand

I'm getting a 320 amp brand x alternator Friday and either a xs d3400 or a limitless 15ah. You think I'll have enough electrical to run the 8k?
I think @Popwarhomie can answer that a lot more accurately but me personally, if you went as far to get an 320A HO ALT, I’d just get the Lithium(but LTO not LiFePo4 like limitless), and I think you’d be okay. I myself am running 2 Taramps 3Ks, a 1200x4, & Sundown SFB 8K on a 28ah LTO and 320A Singer Alt for now.
 

John Doe

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So with my 320 amp alt and a 15ah lithium whats the max wattage i can run? Also how do I wire a lithium battery if I have a stock battery up front?
Preferably a battery delete in the front unless you can run 2 Alternators, 1 for your car & 1 for your system. I’m doing a battery delete but if I wasn’t so impatient I’d run 2 Alts.
 

Kickstand

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Im getting a 320 amp brand

I'm getting a 320 amp brand x alternator Friday and either a xs d3400 or a limitless 15ah. You think I'll have enough electrical to run the 8k?
The limitless is good up to 3000 watts
That doesn't really take into account the 320 amp alt
I'm sure you can get away with more but I don't know about 8000, maybe?
Why are you so determined to get the 8000
That's putting a lot strain on your electrical that you don't need
If it were me I would get the 3000 or the 3500 and put the money I saved into getting better subs
 

ThatOneGuy1175

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The limitless is good up to 3000 watts
That doesn't really take into account the 320 amp alt
I'm sure you can get away with more but I don't know about 8000, maybe?
Why are you so determined to get the 8000
That's putting a lot strain on your electrical that you don't need
If it were me I would get the 3000 or the 3500 and put the money I saved into getting better subs
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Im stuck between the 8k and 3500 because I can upgrade to more or higher powered subs without buying a new amp. And what brand LTO lithium do I need to look for and what's wrong with lifepo4?
 

John Doe

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CES 40AH LTO’s aren’t much more expensive than Limitless. Again, The vets can explain why LTO’s are better than LiFePo4. I personally got a LTO that the loudest guy in Hawaii makes himself. I think you could run the 8K, your electrical is starting to become stout for a daily anyway. You be ight brotha
 

DFS722

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Why is everyone always asking about the MD? If for subs, go with the BASS 8k as that is geared more towards the US market. If going with a Taramps 8k no matter which line make sure you have more then enough electrical and more importantly sufficient grounds. They are ground trace heavy amplifiers and I have seen on multiple occasions the ground traces burn. Make sure you get the input adapters froms Ill or Jims (maybe others make them?) but preferably want 3 1/0 OFC runs in and out.

I am also not entirely sure why you are going 3500 to 8k, What about a Taramps Bass 5k? Same deal with inputs, 2 runs is good, 3 don't hurt.
 

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Just because he has an 8k amp doesn't mean he needs the electrical to support 8k.

He has two 1500 rms subwoofers and impedance rise.

He will never see anywhere near 8k.
 

DFS722

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Just because he has an 8k amp doesn't mean he needs the electrical to support 8k.

He has two 1500 rms subwoofers and impedance rise.

He will never see anywhere near 8k.
At that level and with the track record with those amps, it takes but a fraction of a second. 1500w rms subs is irrelevant, that dictates nothing to the amp. No sense in that much head room unless you know what you are doing and your system well, you know anyone and everyone with that much headroom goes "once won't hurt!". It's like a drug, you do it once, you will do it again and you will smoke something.

Questions which has not been asked is what impedance? What's the enclosure and vehicle? Goals?

As for lithium, if you want to stat with the stock or mix with AGM, build a headway bank. I have a 32Ah with a 500F cap bank on a twisted 3.5k wired at .7, stock 150a alt and stock group 49 agm and I drop .2v full tilt for the first song or so to not more than .5v drop after a few songs full tilt driving. Idling it drops .5v immediately and sustains.
 

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At that level and with the track record with those amps, it takes but a fraction of a second. 1500w rms subs is irrelevant, that dictates nothing to the amp. No sense in that much head room unless you know what you are doing and your system well, you know anyone and everyone with that much headroom goes "once won't hurt!". It's like a drug, you do it once, you will do it again and you will smoke something.
Impedance rise is a bitch.

It's easy to set gains with a multi meter or clamp your power output.

That RP 3500 will be putting out no where near 3k in real life on music resulting in trying to get more and clipping them to death.
 

DFS722

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Impedance rise is a bitch.

It's easy to set gains with a multi meter or clamp your power output.

That RP 3500 will be putting out no where near 3k in real life on music resulting in trying to get more and clipping them to death.
Yes it can be, but we still don't know his final impedance. Taramps for sure either way, I don't know why I didn't realize they were the VXF, I would run the 8k all day. If D2 get the 2ohm version, if D4 get the 1ohm version. Your right I about the RP, Those subs will take much more than 1500 each, unless in a prefab at which point, get a Boss.
 

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