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  1. Today we take a look at the smallest amp in Taramps "Bass" series, the Bass 400. This mini amp is rated to deliver 214W at 4 ohms and up to 400W at 2 ohms at 13.8 volts. As usual, we don't always believe what manufacturers say about amplifier ratings, so we test them ourselves! Let's fire up the SMD Amp Dyno and see how this little "bass" amp performs. I'll also show the internals and some subwoofer action...check it out! Note: this video is NOT sponsored by Taramps. I bought this amp from Amazon so all of the opinions are mine. I will ALWAYS let my viewers know if a video is sponsored and this one is not.
  2. I would contact Ampere or one of the techs on FB. Can't believe they didn't put it in the manual, that's crazy!
  3. Today we are going to try out an inexpensive powered subwoofer for your car from Walmart...the Dual TBX10A. When I bought this unit a few months ago, it was only $50, now bumped up to $80. This sub offers a 10" driver in a compact, truck style enclosure, along with a 100W RMS power amplifier. Seems like a lot for $80, but it is any good? Let's take a closer look at what makes this subwoofer work and find out how much power the amplifier puts out. Make sure to watch the video all the way to the end so you can see my scooter fail from years past. Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD video quality or embedded below:
  4. Today we'll test out the Quantum Audio QAZ4000D. I recently came across this amp selling for $119 on eBay as a refurbished amp. Ratings suggested 4000 watts at 1 ohm, however with 120A of fusing, it is easy to expect these ratings are inflated. I decided to pick it up anyway so we all can see how the amp performs. Are you ready? See this amp on eBay: https://is.gd/quantumaudio4kebay Newer QAZ4100D model: https://is.gd/qaz4100debay See the "4000 watt" Boss Amp: https://amzn.to/2ZTnxd9 Video on Boss AR4000D: https://youtu.be/aO8cp76Gotw Budget Car Amps Playlist: https://is.gd/budgetampsbigd Watch video on YouTube in 4K UHD quality, or embedded below:
  5. C'mon Feel the Noize! Today we look at the Boss Riot 1100m, which has been the best selling car audio amplifier for 2019. The amp was $49.99 when I purchased it, now $54.99 shipped via Amazon. The amp promises 1100 watts "Max" and comes with a remote bass knob, uses Class A/B technology and is a monoblock design. The included 30A fuse warns us of the limited power output, but again, 50 bucks...how can you complain? Let's take a closer look at this cheapo amp and see how it performs not only on the Amp Dyno, but also powering a 6.5" subwoofer. Shop for this amp on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NMXFsK Boss AR1500 Amp Video: https://youtu.be/omK1eyFqc08 See playlist of Budget Car Audio Amps Tested: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu98-M_EowHMtCIiCz0v6_2gLnsmdLL0V Watch on YouTube in full 4K UHD quality or embedded below:
  6. #AmpDyno #Jensen #OldSchool As many of you know, I'm a big fan of the oddball amps including Flea Market, cheap and wacky looking designs. I recently came across this purple and pink Jensen JXP460 from 2002 and knew I had to pick it up to show off and try it on the Amp Dyno. This amp is a two-channel model rated to deliver 85x2 at 4 ohms, 115x2 at 2 ohms or 230 watts bridged at 4 ohms. Let's find out how it performs! Search for Jensen Amps: https://is.gd/jensenampsebay Check out 12V Talk: https://www.youtube.com/12VTalk
  7. Time to test some tiny amps! I recently found a good deal on an NVX MVPA1 micro monoblock amplifier and decided it would be fun to test this amp as well as it's replacement, the VADM1. Both amps are almost small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and offer between 300-500 watts of output, depending on the model. NVX stepped up to a cast aluminum heatsink on the new VADM1 amp and although it's slightly longer than the MVPA1, it is still small enough to fit almost anywhere. Today we will test both amps head to head...which one is more powerful? Stay tuned to find out! Watch the video on YouTube in 4K UHD quality or embedded below:
  8. The newer dz model is more powerful by 300-400 watts. No need to go with the earlier model (non Dz).
  9. Back when cheating was a good thing? Yeah, in the 90's, some organizations used 4 ohm stereo wattage to divide competition classes. How could you "cheat" the system? Get an amp rated for high current, low impedance operation. Today I'm going to discuss the Old School SPL challenge and the details. I'll also show a couple of (lame) SPL runs with a Lanzar 50c (50 watt) and Crossfire CFA-30HC (60 watt). This is all for fun, but feel free to join in by taking some of those old school amps off the wall and joining in on the fun! See more about Old School SPL Challenge: https://www.oldschoolstereo.com https://www.is.gd/osspl2019 Search for these amps for sale: Lanzar 50c: https://is.gd/lanzar50cebay Crossfire 30HC: https://is.gd/crossfire30hcebay See playlist of Amp Dyno Drag Races: https://is.gd/ampdynodragraces See my other videos on Old School Cheater Amps: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6519F5277A57F8BA
  10. Back when cheating was a good thing? Yeah, in the 90's, some organizations used 4 ohm stereo wattage to divide competition classes. How could you "cheat" the system? Get an amp rated for high current, low impedance operation. Two shown today are the Lanzar OptiDrive 50c and Crossfire CFA-30HC. Both amps are from approx 1998 and are some of the most powerful sub "100 watt" amps ever made. Let's find out which one is king! Search for these amps on eBay: Lanzar 50c: https://is.gd/lanzar50cebay Crossfire 30HC: https://is.gd/crossfire30hcebay See playlist of Amp Dyno Drag Races: https://is.gd/ampdynodragraces See more about Old School SPL Challenge: https://www.oldschoolstereo.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/oldschoolspl2019/
  11. I go crazy finding mint flea market junk. Easy to find old, expensive amps in mint condition, but usually amps like this are beat up. I've got some strange obsession with them, not sure why honestly
  12. Today we look at the Kingwood RK-904 "1000 watt" amplifier I recently found. This is a cheap, Flea Market car audio amplifier designed to rip off the unknowing consumer. Sure, it looks like a Rockford Fosgate amp, but what's inside this beast? Let's take a closer look at the amp and try it on the SMD AD-1 Amplifier Dyno! Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD quality or embedded below:
  13. In a quest to find a powerful amp under $75 for the $150 SPL challenge, I came across this amp which seemed too good to be true. I've never heard of DTI, but this amp promises 2500 watts at 1 ohm, 14.4 volts at 2% THD. If true, it would be the best watt per dollar amp I've ever tested...but, is it true? Heck, even at 1/2 of rated power it would still be a supremely good deal. Let's take a closer look at the amp and try it on the Amp Dyno. Is it the deal of the century or just a bad joke? Time to find out... DTI MA2500D Amp: https://is.gd/dtima2500debay Savard Hi-Q 6.5" Subwoofer: eBay - https://is.gd/savardhiq65ebay Amazon - https://amzn.to/2X21no4 HiFiVega - https://www.youtube.com/HiFiVega 12V Talk - https://www.youtube.com/12VTalk Watch the video in 4K UHD quality or embedded below:
  14. Today we check out a 1997 Thump THA-2000 amplifier I picked up for cheap off eBay. I'll unbox, clean up, test the amp, try it on a subwoofer and more. This amp is a direct knockoff of the Phoenix Gold M series amps from the same time period, but does it perform as well? We'll find out and also check out the internals to see what makes it tick. Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD quality or embedded below:
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