Crunch isn't even its own company it is owned by Maxxonics which also owns Hifonics.. and craponics... Crunch sucks period overrated and just plane poo get the US AMP or another amp for a cheaper price
"Made in USA" is a loose term nowadays. Nearly all magnet assemblies are made overseas and a good share of baskets, cones and surrounds as well. There is a company called Eminence that is the leading manufacturer of OEM pro sound drivers in the world that is coming under fire recently for their trademark Made in the USA sticker that is on the magnet of every speaker they sell. Turns out that over 70% of the materials they use are outsourced from the far east. Sure they are assembled here, but some lawmakers in Washington want to change the way this is handled. There is only one company left in the world that actually manufactures nearly every piece of their drivers, and that is the mighty Ciare of Italy. The difference between .80 an hour and $14 is too great a difference for many companies to be able to compete in the current market that is geared on cheap labor and substantial profit margins. It is really nobodies fault in particular, and it is surely not easy to fix... it is just the way of the world right now.
Too bad, no it is a good thing! All of the GOOD high output amps out on the market come from Korea. I would take a badgeless, no name amp made in Korea any day over a popular mainstream made in China or the US. Polo..
The Crunch model is supposedly a large step up over the other Crunch models. But is it on the same playing field as the US Amps model? Not sure, would really take a skilled amp tech to take them apart. If both do ratted power, then the Crunch should do more. Since the US Amps are on sale, I will have to update the shop then.
Before all of you start thinking the GP3000D is the best amp out there just wait until a real bench comes out. Besides, I don't see much talk about efficiency, all I see is a bunch of a sshats bragging about power output.
"Ok guys, here it is. Depending on your battery set up this amp will make an ungodly amount of power. With a 12volt battery set up dropping to 11.5 volts the Crunch GP3000D Pro made 2850 watts at a 1.03 ohm reactive. That's 4 12volt batteries. If you can get the voltage up the amp will make much more. By just starting the car and using the high amp alternator (starting at 16.1 volts and dropping to 12.3volts), the 3000 made 3732 watts. That's crazy isn't it. THAT'S NOTHING! I hooked it up to a 16volt battery set up and it just went crazy! With the battery voltage dropping to 15.7 volts with a 1.4 ohm reactive this monster made 4640 usable watts. NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT!"
Well from what's posted here I'm not too impressed and someone also mentioned the numbers were at 10% THD.
I would honestly try one. That has the same build quality and components as my Z1a and my IA 40.1 . No worse than anyone else buying no named amps from Korea and having badges placed upon them calling them there own. At least the Crunch is affordable... JMHO.Polo
Is remember when MB Quarts first came out they started with components and they sounded like subs, could not believe all that sound came from them. Unfirtunately I could never afford them anyways, they were that expensive... Polo.