MOMO, so creative. And, that's Sir Fuckin Momo to you kid! I've definitely been called worse, by better. One of my old teammates, and former Cardinal, owns a sports bar in St. Louis. How's the weather these days? Probably humid AF.You’ve got a good memory for being such a fuckin momo
Baseless claims ? TC literally replied to a dyno review of 62-65% effiency at 2ohm to 8ohm range (which is trash) by saying "uhhh user error"You're making a lot of statements based on apparently, nothing. I'd like to see your evidence that they're less efficient than their korean counterparts.
it's never going to happen. Reminds me of all the fanboys who bought into the PPI 1000.1/900.4 and CT sound 1400.1 fads (all they did was rant about how they're the best bang for the buck and how everybody should buy it) and then immediately got defensive later down the road when all those amps started burning out at high rates.And what better rebuttal than to ask for fanboys to come out and wave their pom poms. Now why not ask some people who repair or design amps for a living what they think? Why not ask shops who sell a lot of amps about return rates?
Efficiency always has high and low points and expecting the test bench numbers in real-world applications is just silly. Mostly that stuff is meaningless or at least not terribly important IMO. I mean sure, let's not go back to class A/B but anything in the class D realm is fine.... you're either running low power on stock or mostly stock electrical or you should be going for overkill. With today's alternator and battery options and how cheap power is there's absolutely no reason to plan a big build and cheap out there.a dyno review of 62-65% effiency at 2ohm to 8ohm range
Nobody ever disliked full bridge I think. Mmats has been doing it for ages and their amps don't have a reputation for high failure rate or anything else bad apart from being expensive due to being engineered and manufactured in Florida. The thing to note with many of his videos on the subject is where he will find some flaw in the design or cheap component that caused failure. Most of his "these are great amps" comments have a caveat like: provided every MOSFET is within a very precise tolerance or once some component is upgraded.Barevids repairs amps, at first he didnt like full bridges several years back but as the new tech comes out, he likes them a lot more and believes they are the future.
At the price it almost doesn't even matter if it only survives a little bit longer than the warranty. They're priced to be pretty much disposable. Now that said, having to deal with warranty/return/downtime might be more trouble than the savings is worth for someone and this sort of thing should be considered when buying new.... pick a dealer who you know will take care of you or buy on eBay or Amazon with a third party warranty and don't be surprised if you get a dud and have to replace one or two before you get a winner because it's not unheard of.The smart series has very good potential but it's relatively new so we don't know if it's a good long-term choice
I don't think that's apples to apples either. Brazil has always been their own thing the good and the bad. Now that we have some full bridge options coming out of Korea and China I think that'll be a more fair comparison as we feel out how those hold up.I feel like it's far more appropriate to compare them with the trash brands
Never heard of a single PPI 900.4 or 1000.1 blow up. Literally the best selling/most popular 4 channel of all time on car audio forums.it's never going to happen. Reminds me of all the fanboys who bought into the PPI 1000.1/900.4 and CT sound 1400.1 fads (all they did was rant about how they're the best bang for the buck and how everybody should buy it) and then immediately got defensive later down the road when all those amps started burning out at high rates.
The smart series has very good potential but it's relatively new so we don't know if it's a good long-term choice
I lost a channel on one, basically turned it into either a 3ch or a brick depending how you look at it. Not worth repairing it.
Lost 2 of the 4 channels on my 900.4. Took it to my local dealer and he noted that channels where burning out right after the warranty expired (wasn't worth it cost wise to fix it).