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  1. The PR7000 was Jim Fosgate's first car audio amplifier, introduced at the Summer 1973 CES in Chicago, Illinois. This unit was ahead of it's time with RCA inputs, bass and treble boosts and more. Originally priced at $300 USD ($1850 in 2021), this amplifier was truly ahead of it's time. The built-in equalization circuitry would carry forward for decades inside future Fosgate and later Rockford Fosgate amplifiers. Thank you, Jim for your contributions to car audio!
  2. For the O-50W Class in the Old School SPL challenge https://youtu.be/oYtz-VJ7rJ0
  3. Down4Sound's latest amp, the monoblock JP8 has arrived! This amp is finished in amazing medium blue anodized aluminum with a clear acrylic bottom panel. Amp is rated at 14.4V to deliver: 490W at 4 ohms 650W at 2 ohms 850W at 1 ohm Also said to be stable at 0.5. We'll find out in a future video. Watch via YouTube in 4K UHD video quality or embedded below:
  4. Today we are looking at the Cosmos Audio EP-2000.5, the five channel amp. It is rated to deliver: 125x4 plus 650x1 at 4 ohms 180x4 plus 1000x1 at 2 ohms 1500W at 1 ohm (sub channel only) Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD video quality, or embedded below: https://youtu.be/ZI53dKUVeXc
  5. Sup people, today I'm going to take a closer look at the $219 D'Amore Engineering E400.4 amplifier. This is the same company that makes amps costing $8000 and more. The E series are the budget amps and the E400.4 I'm testing is only $219. Rated to deliver: 60x4 at 4 ohms 100x4 at 2 ohms 200x2 at 4 ohms bridged Let's take a closer look, borrow some clips from brother Steve Meade (with permission!) and find out more about this new budget line of amps from D'Amore Engineering. Watch on YouTube in 4K HD Quality or embedded below:
  6. Got this amp in last week and already busted out 2 videos. Let's see how it performs..
  7. Today we take a closer look at a really interesting SQ amplifier available from China suppliers. My amp was purchased from a broker via Facebook, looks simply stunning....but how does it perform? Let's find out! Rated: 150x4 at 4 ohms (another clone rated 100x4) 280x4 at 2 ohms (clone says 130x4) Note: This is NOT the same amp as the upcoming Stereo Integrity SIQ-75.4, although it looks a lot like it.
  8. 2005 was the year of the underrated amps for Rockford Fosgate...but this one takes the cake for being the most underrated (percentage wise) of any RF amp I've ever tested... Power T3002, rated to deliver: 50 x 2 at 4 ohms 100 x 2 at 2 ohms 150 x 2 at 1 ohm 200 x 1 bridged at 4 ohms 300 x 1 bridged at 2 ohms Let's find out what it REALLY does. It's just insane.... Watch video on YouTube in 4K HD quality or embedded below:
  9. In 2002 MA Audio introduced their flagship amp, the COM 1. This is a six channel amp which includes dual 30 band EQ's and is one of the biggest amps most people have never seen. Let's unbox this monstrosity and see what it's all about...
  10. Dat 8/0 is skraight up water hose!! Jealous of the power supply, but I gots to build up my baller status before I can afford that power bill. Enjoy
  11. I think I remember an article where Garry said he upgraded to the 20 or 25kW version and it was like $40,000? Insane! Don't quote me on that price, I can't recall for sure. This power supply is sweet, will turn that power meter like Clark W Griswold's 20,000 imported lights though ?
  12. Dat's one ugly dude!! First up in our 3-part series of Korean 3000-3500 watt amps are the Crescendo BC3500D and DC Audio 3.5k. We compare these amps for a specific reason and you'll see what I'm referring to in the video. I decided to split up the 5 amps into 3 different test videos. The Crescendo and DC are together in one test, secondly, I'll show the Skar SKv2-3500 and last, but not least, the Orion HCCA vs Sundown SCV. As you can see, this video alone is 20 minutes, one of my longest videos to date. I wanted to take time explaining the amplifiers more, thus the longer video.
  13. Sony made a BIG statement with the XM-2000R back in 1999. This amp was listed in Car Audio & Electronics for $4000! Let's take a closer look at the amp, some amazing installs using these amps and then test it on the Amp Dyno. Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD resolution or embedded below:
  14. Here we have John Enzweilier"s 1993 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab pickup with the 90's Rockford Fosgate equipment. John's truck has the following gear: Pioneer DEX-P8000R Head Unit (5) Rockford Fosgate Punch 200x2 Amplifiers (1) Rockford Fosgate Punch 400x4 Amplifier (8) Rockford Fosgate Punch DVC Special Edition 12" subs ESB Audio 8000 6.5" component speakers 3.5" JL Audio Coaxials 6.5" JL Audio Coaxials Stinger OFC Wiring / Distribution Note: this is not an SPL setup, just a fun old school install. Don't get too caught up on the numbers... See OSS Meets Playlist: https://is.gd/ossmeets Watch video on YouTube in 4K UHD or embedded below:
  15. See Shawn K's latest work of art in his wife's 2012 Acura TL. In this system, he integrated a low-powered, very high quality sound system into the factory head unit. With only 200 rated watts total and 50A of fusing, this is an impressive setup to rival some high end SQ cars. Watch as we show some impressive build pics as well as the final product! See other Shawn K Installs: https://is.gd/shawnkinstalls Watch on YouTube in 4k UHD or embedded below:
  16. Yo bro, eBay will bring the most $$, but dealing with the non-paying bidders and fees is a pain. There are Facebook groups for selling, even one specific to RF DSM amps. Also a Rockford Fosgate classifieds page on FB.
  17. Soundstream Rubicon amplifiers have been around since the 1990's and when I came across this 2015 "Limited Edition" version of the RUB2500.1D, I just knew it would make for an interesting video. This amp is rated to deliver 2500 watts at 1 ohm and the current price is under $250, so this would equate to 10 cents a watt....and that's amazing power for the money....if it's rated correctly?? Only one way to find out! The RUB2500.1D is rated to deliver: 1000 watts at 4 ohms 1700 watts at 2 ohms 2500 watts at 1 ohm *note: no specifics as to how the ratings were obtained (at 1%, at clipping, dynamic or "Max") Full disclosure: Amplifier was purchased by me for the purpose of this test. All of the opinions in this video are my own and the content wasn't reviewed by anyone prior to posting. Watch on YouTube in 4k HD video or embedded below:
  18. Dr. Crakenstein offered up two mini amps back in the day, the M-80 and M-200CX. These amps look really cool with the terminal strips and clear acrylic panels on the bottom to show off....well, the guts. How impressive are they? Gotta stick around and find out! Legends of Car Audio on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Kk9ttd Mini Amps Playlist: https://goo.gl/qCdDH6 Full disclosure: Amplifiers were borrowed for the purpose of this test. All of the opinions in this video are my own and the content wasn't reviewed by anyone prior to posting. Watch on YouTube in 4k HD or embedded below:
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