I had a volfenhaug 2400. it got stolen, good riddance. I'm looking at a power akoustic 4000 watt class d mono block for $300. Should I get it? and does anyone have a better amp for sale in that price range?
This may be hard for some of you guys to grasp but years ago the norm was around $1/watt for quality power. You also have to remember 20 years ago not too many ppl had 500w+ systems. I remember a guy with a Monte Carlo pushing 700w to 2 12" subs in his trunk and he was considered "big time" lol.
I'm powering 2 kicker l7 12s with it's coming together slowly. My electrical system is stock with an optima yellow top. I'm going to upgrade the big 3 soon, and am getting a 4 gauge power wire to replace the 6 gauge. Do I need bigger than 4 gauge to run a quality 1500 watts? And should the AQ 1200 be more powerful than the power akoustic 4000? RMS-wise anyway?
every now and then a real nice amp will pop up in the classifieds for a good price, so just keep your eyes peeled there. I got my Mmats 3000.1 for $480 shipped and thats a grand or more new. Ive also seen a sundown saz-3000.1 for $450, and a orion hcca 5000 for 300.
idk the specs of that amp so i couldnt say for sure but genrally speaking volfanhag makes crap so ya the RE amp is way better quality wise. Askin 225 plus sh obo. I got pics but im postin from my phone right now. Ill get pics up tomorrow if your interrested.
Power acrapstik is lieing to you. Most trustworthy companies rate their power at <1% THD @ 11.9-14.4 Volts. Sometimes as low as <.01% THD. Power acoustik on the other hand, most likely rates their amps >10% THD and 16-18 Volts. I am not 100% sure on how accurate those numbers are, but I CAN tell you one thing, the RMS output this amp is rated @ is a LIE. Sure it might do 3200 watts @ 1 ohm... but chances are thats the speed train to broken equipments-ville, sadface-town, and wastedmoney-tropolis.
theres a reason its 200 for "3200 watts" thats cuz its a lie. youd be lucky if you got 2000watts from that at 1ohm. RE, AQ, Sundown are all A LOT better brands than what your looking at. id buy quality over crap but its your money.
the aq1200d will draw about 120A at full output (1200 watts) being a class D amplifier. As such, 4AWG wire is the minimum you can use, as 4AWG is rated for 125A. If you have a long run of power and ground, or you have a second amplifier, move up to the next larger wire, being 2AWG or just go straight to 1/0.
probally have to have a distro block to the amp if run 1/0 all the way back. not very many amps around 1200wrms accept 1/0 gage wire. i know my re is a b1tch to get good 2ga in and my hifonics 2610 accepts 1/0 as its biggest wire.
That aq2200 might be a little much for those,but you can always turn the gain down a bit. For $389 you just cant beat it. If your buying something like that,then your deffinatly going to want to upgrade your wiring too.
ok I was wondering how high I could go. I'm thinking about springing for the aq2200 and keeping gain turned down til I blow the l7 then get dd subs, big big 3, another yellow top, HO alt, and 1/0 power wire. I'm thinking ahead.
you don't run 1/0 gauge wire directly to the amp. you run 1/0 gauge wire from the battery to the amplifier location, then use a fused distribution block to split down to 2 or 4 gauge wire to each amplifier.
Wire gauge is based on current capacity, and length of run. The shorter the run, at a given current draw, the smaller the wire can be.
you should do the big 3 all 1/0. you want the least resistance possible for all that. And as for having extra batteries and H/O alts, I run a Mmats 3000.1 on my stock electrical with jut the big 3 and i have no problems. voltage rarely dips below 13. Im not sayin thats the way to go, Im just sayin you could probably get by.