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  1. Probably not fets. It's also possible that your pc power supply is noisy. Hook it to a battery.
  2. Have you tried to hook up a speaker near the amp? If not, try that, it is possible that your speakers wires are picking up noise somewhere. If you get noise a foot from the amp, with no rca's connected, and the gain all the way down, I think the amp is jacked.
  3. That's a really big amp to practice or learn on. I would recommend trying some small, like under 500 watt, amps first. And get fairly proficient at that. At least if you blow up parts, it won't be hundreds of dollars worth that way. The big time amp repair shops don't even like screwing with those huge boards.
  4. No kidding. I'm at about 14 months now, stuck in the infamous "fbi background check" mode for two toys at the moment. Just started another process on two more cans about two months back, hope they don't get stuck too. Such bullshit.
  5. These are decent, and cheap. Same board as the infinity k1000, which shows on the dyno to do over rated (almost 1600 dynamic @ 2ohms, 1200 and 1350 cert and uncert). Have one in my wife's car on an sa8. https://www.walmart.com/ip/JBL-GTR-1001-2600W-Max-1000W-RMS-GTR-Series-2-Ohm-Stable-Monoblock-Subwoofer-Amplifier/821219081?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=7265&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42423897272&wl4=aud-566049426705:pla-51320962143&wl5=9026812&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115787563&wl11=online&wl12=821219081&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_JfS77eT4AIVDL7ACh1NhQkJEAYYAiABEgIAsfD_BwE
  6. If you aren't using a resistive load, the voltage method would be wildly inaccurate. Even though you're wired to 2 ohms, your subs could be showing the amp a 10 ohm load. If you set the gains based on voltage alone with a reactive load, your gain will be set way too high. As others have noted, if you aren't measuring the headunit, you could also be clipping the signal before it even gets to the amp.
  7. Most name brand headunits do around 15-20 watts rms (the difference between 15 and 20 should be inaudible). I don't know what radio Steve tested, but Sony does have a radio that's been out for a couple years with a class d 40x4 amp built into it. It's 40 rms per channel. Mex100 and mex120. They definitely have a different sound to them, but an external amp (even a kicker 40x4) still seems to have more ass to it, probably because you can overdrive it a bit and still achieve good results.
  8. You would be surprised how many of these companies, especially the smaller off brand types, have a human answer the phone. Now the question is: Can you have a meaningful conversation with them? That answer is likely no. Mainly because a lot of those type companies don't really do anything but purchase premade stuff from some chinese manufacturer and slap a badge on it. They've never used it, they didn't design it, etc. A lot of them are more than willing to swap stuff out and want to have good CS, but rarely have any knowledge about their product.
  9. Here's an interesting read: http://tom-morrow-land.com/tests/ampchall/index.htm For the most part, clean power is clean power. Where the amps will start to set themselves apart is when they start playing distortion. Also noise eliminating circuitry, crossovers, protection circuits, etc--will usually be better in higher end amps.
  10. I ran an ms8 and tried one of the cadence processors, had terrible luck with both. Was looking at a mosconi, but the guy had a twk-88 open box he said I could have for $200, so I tried it. I haven't had any issues with it and bought a second for my wife's car. I'm not really anti-anything I guess. I normally wouldn't buy jl stuff because I think I can find better value elsewhere, but if the price makes sense, I have no problem running it. I think, for the most part, they make solid equipment. I have a 15 sierra, our front stage will be very similar (same speakers, just diff processing). I have the double cab, so a little more room for bigger subs (not much though). *actually I lied, lol. I have the hd 6x9's in my truck. I have the same 6.5's in the wife's car. Both have the es-02's and drt-26's though.
  11. I didn't know audiomobile was even still around. I wanted a pair of the MASS 12's badly around the time I was graduating high school. I run your 3 way set in two vehicles now, both on jl processors. Love them!
  12. Is it possible someone messed with a deck setting and you've turned on a crossover or something?
  13. Can't go too wrong with a 1911 so long as it uses standard 1911 parts, which I believe that one does. Long as the frame isn't complete junk, you can build the guts over time to change things you don't like about it. I have a ruger, which is definitely a budget-ish 1911, and it's thrown a few thousand rounds down range without a hiccup. Had a surprisingly decent trigger from the factory too. Little long, and most stock triggers are a little heavy, but the break is clean.
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