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  1. #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
  2. 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:
  3. 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:
  4. 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
  5. It's 2017 and my brain is still wired to 1994 when the Orion XTR-2250 (1000 watts RMS) sold for 1300 bucks. Here we visit the present time when you can get a 2500 watt RMS amplifier for $439 USD. I've been in talks with Orion for a few months now as I keep getting requests to test their amps. I decided a good one to try would be the XTR 2500.1D. Rated 2500 watts at 1 ohm, 12.6 volts, seems like a good price point for many car audio enthusiasts. As stated in the video, Orion sent me this amp to test (not to keep, will be returned) and they did NOT pay me for this video. I had already bought an XTR 2500.1D to test, so it was also great that I had two to compare. Some people think MFG's may send me a "boosted" amp or one that's not the normal. I was able to try out both amps and confirm this is the norm for the current Orion XTR 2500.1D amp model. Skip to 4:26 if you want to see only Amp Dyno results See on YouTube in full 1080P HD or embedded below:
  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. 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:
  8. Alright guys, I am all done hearing about "clamping". The numbers generated from that are so far off and don't account for many factors. I just did a quick little dyno run vs the clamps tonight to show how drastic the error is. If you want to know more detail about why clamping doesn't work, there is another video on the D'Amore Engineering youtube channel that describes the problems in detail. Clamps vs Amp Dyno vid here: Detailed explanation of why clamping is wrong vid here:
  9. Hey everyone! Here is our latest amplifier dyno video! We are making our way through the SKv2 line. Next up is the SKv2-200.4D and then on to our bigger mono amps! Enjoy! - Devin
  10. Those on a budget and needing extra power for a car audio system are in luck these days. You can get a lot of power for the dollar these days and since the budget amps are so popular, we decided to try the new Ignite R3000/1D vs the established Boss Audio Armor Series AR4000D in the popular "Amp Dyno Drag Race" format. Let's take a closer look at these amps and then strap them up to the Amp Dyno for a side by side battle! Watch on YouTube in Ultra HD! or embedded below:
  11. A while back, I tested several 3000-3500 watt Korean amps in a shootout. Since then I'm continually reminded of the amps I "forgot" to include. Heck, I tested what I could get my hands on at the time! Recently, Ethan P. from TheAmpLab.net contacted me about trying out a Crossfire C7 3k amp. He said I would be impressed. Was he right or wrong? Let's watch and find out! Watch on YouTube or embedded below:
  12. Today we look at the largest AudioControl bass amplifier, the LC-1.1500. This amp is rated to deliver 850 watts at 4 ohms and 1500 watts at 2 ohms. Let's find out if it does rated power and try it out with a subwoofer... Note: amplifier was sent to me by AudioControl to test, however I was free to give my own opinions of the amp. This was not a sponsored video.
  13. Today we'll look at the Rockville RXM-T2 (clone to RXD-T2), which is a 2 channel, high powered, mini-amplifier. At a footprint of approx. 12 x 7 x 2, this amp can fit virtually anywhere. Rockville rates the amp at 400x2 at 4 ohms, 600x2 at 2 ohms and 1600x1 at 4 ohms (or 1200x1 depending on where listed). So, how does this $115 amp perform? We'll take a closer look at the amp, try it on the Dyno and powering subs and BigD gives his thoughts on this amp. Check it out! Watch on YouTube up to 4K UHD video quality or embedded below:
  14. Time for another oooolllldddd skooool Amp Dyno test! This time we try out one of my dream amps from the early/mid 90's...the Phoenix Gold MS-2125. No, this is not a mega-thousand watt Chinese made amp...this is an SQ amp, made here in the USA and has one of the most beautiful guts of any amplifier out there. 24ct gold plated 2 sided circuit board, solid copper (along with 24ct gold plating) buss bars, etc. No built in crossover, just pure, raw, clean power. Trust me, this amp sounds as good as it looks! The MS-2125 was available from approx. 1992-1996 at a cost of $820 USD. Let's see how this beauty performed on the Amp Dyno... Watch in 1080P on YouTube or embedded below:
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