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  1. It's about time to show an update with the Savard HiQ 8 v2 DVC subwoofers. This sub offers dual 2 ohm 2.5" coils and 500 watts of RMS power handling. It appears to be a mini monster, but how does it sound? Let's take a closer look at the custom, slot ported box and try out these subs with some real power. I'll show SPL test as well as some flex with music. These subs are getting down! Watch in 4K UHD on YouTube or embedded below:
  2. Hello BigDWiz,

    Thank you for all the amp dyno tests and videos. It has been very educational and helpful to me while doing research. They are also entertaining, "Ya big dummy" that cracks me up every time. I am running 2 JL audio 12w6v3 that I've had for 2 years now on several different amps, from Pioneer GM-D9601 to 2 JL Audio HD 750's. I am waiting on a delivery of a Rockville Rxd-m5. I am curious to see how that sounds.  I also want to ask, "Sounds digital processors and digital active crossovers, do they create more bass without distortion? I know a little bit about them and how to use them. Other than using the sweep and width knobs, I see that they have volume knob. I am not sure if this is similar to bass boost/ distortion or not. The other benefit I see with using them is the output voltage is higher than my head units output voltage but I don't know if that would create more bass or sound " any information would be greatly appreciated. 

    Y'all have a great week,

    Stewart Kolsch 

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  3. Soundstream introduced a new line of amplifiers for 2019 called the "Bass Extreme" series. There are four monoblocks and one four channel in the lineup. They all include a built-in bass processor and seemingly lots of power for the money. The one we are testing today is the top of the line model, the BXA1-10000D, claimed as 10,000 watts MAX. We all know there's no way you are getting 10kW for $200. The Soundstream website provides "RMS" numbers of 1400, 2100 and 3300 watts at 4, 2 and 1 ohm respectively. Let's take a closer look at this "10kW" amp and see how it performs. Make sure you keep watching all the way until the end of the video as I also test a Bass Rockers BR2000.1D amp Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD or embedded below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EdxB53zuqQ
  4. The annual Spring OSS Meet was held on May 18th in Wake Forest, NC. This video covers some of the day and also 3 demos from OSS members including fellow YouTube Star EXOcontralto! Such a fun day, thanks to all who were able to attend! Check out the Dark Audio Industries 12" subs: https://is.gd/darkai12 See cool old school stuff for sale at https://is.gd/legendsofcaraudio EXOContralto on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EXOcontralto HiFiVega on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/hifivega
  5. This is not your father's Blaupunkt....only the name remains. We tested the "1500 watt" monoblock a while back and had lots of requests to try out the two and four channel models. I'm not sure why, honestly as these amps are horribly overrated and cheaply made. Oh well, enough talking, let's see how (bad) these amps perform... Tested are Blaupunkt 2-channel AMP7502 and 4-channel AMP1504 Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD:
  6. Thanks to Skip01 from EveryDay Audios for the tip about this Brand X amp for the $150 SPL challenge. It was available for a period of time as a refurb for $74.99 and I figured I'd pick it up to see how it would perform. First we'll take a closer look at the amp, then we'll try it on the Amp Dyno, finally put it on the (4) Blaupunkt 12's and see how it performs... Amp is Brand X XXL609x2HE and sells for $99 brand new. Amazing value, although overrated... Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD or embedded below:
  7. So right off the bat, I'll admit...I'm not an SPL junkie. I'm just a guy who loves audio and enjoys the idea of a challenge. I also thought it would be cool to share the idea of this challenge so other people could join in. TFade has been hosting the $150 SPL Challenge for many years and this is my first entry. Unfortunately, my vehicle is a Toyota Sequoia, not a CRX, so no way I'm getting 150''s here...but who cares, it will still be fun! Any tips or tricks, let me know. Also, join in if you can. See the rules for the Challenge here: https://12voltmag.com/2019-150-spl-challenge/
  8. I wouldn't say garbage, I've been hammering on it for the past 2 weeks and it's done well. Just wish they would've rated it 600/1000/1500 then it would be an easy recommendation
  9. My friend HiFiVega let me in on this DS18 amp on eBay that was being sold by Sky High Car Audio as a refurb. It was $119 one day, then dropped to $99 the next...shipped! I was confused as all get out with the ratings and what the amp was actually supposed to do. There's a big "7000 watts" number on the amp itself and the specs online said 750/1500/2000 RMS at 4/2/1 ohm...so for $99 I thought it would be a no-brainer. Not to mention you guys would be able to see it tested. Well, I bought it and put it through the paces, let's see how it did. Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD quality or embedded below:
  10. still not sure why my amp is getting so toasty. is my amp defective? other than the heating up it works fine it hasn't cut out or went into protection mode.
    it still does it even when nothing is playing and i have no idea why. theres nothing weird or abnormal with my wiring setup. it does it even with nothing attached except the power wires and remote wire to turn it on.

  11. When browsing Walmart's car stereo section recently online, I came across this $10 Blaupunkt head unit and thought it would be interesting to get one to see how bad it is. It just seems too good to be true...includes Bluetooth, USB, aux inputs, RCA outputs and more! You may have seen me test other Blaupunkt products recently (monoblock amp and 12" subwoofer). I had very low expectations for this unit, but how did it perform? Watch and find out! I'm not sure how long it will be $10, so get it while you can. Perfect for a beater vehicle, garage stereo or even in a bluetooth boombox build. As I mention in the video, you can't even get a BT adapter for $10!
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