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SAE-500D Prototype More Information

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Seems it was a pretty hot topic so more information on it now.

The market I am targeting is retail dealers -- the products this amp will compete with are primarily items from Memphis, Alpine, JL, Rockford, etc.

SAE-500D prototype size not counting power terminals and RCA connectors is only 9.5" wide x 1 7/8" tall x 9" long -- this will vary a bit when we tool our actual case but will be quite similar.

Cost will be $200.00 from an authorized dealer.

Comparison to products in direct competition from authorized online sources :

Memphis (1 ohm / 60-amp fusing) : $339.99

7.83 x 1.85 x 11.45

Memphis 16-PR1X500

JL (Class A/B / 2 ohms / 60-amp fusing): $299.99

14" x 2-1/8" x 7-11/16"

JL JLx500/1

Alpine (2 ohm amp / 60-amp fusing): $199.99

10-5/8" x 2-3/8" x 9-9/16"

Alpine MRP-M500

Rockford (1 ohm / 80-amp fusing): $359.99

7-5/8" x 2-1/4" x 10-1/4"

Rockford P500-1BD

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This thing is a little beast of an amp! I am using my Extech Power clamp meter as usual :

380976 - Single Phase/Three Phase 1000A AC Power Clamp Meter

The results as follows -- simply a wide open test so therefore there is going to be clipping present. I am just getting an idea for what it can handle as far as abuse and what the maximum level of power that it can make without regards to THD.

1 ohm nominal - 60 Hz (two NS v.1 in ported box)

740 watts

40 v

18.5 A

2.16 ohms

0.5 nominal - 50 Hz (free air on Monster prototype v.1)

860 watts

36.5 v

23.56 A

1.54 ohms

Current Draw : 80 Amps on the dot

Voltage Drop : 14.6v to 14.0 v

Efficiency @ 14v : 76.7%

I made within a few % of 860 watts anywhere from 50-60 Hz on the test woofer.

I was pretty impressed by it... ran quite a bit of testing on it wide open like this without ever hitting protect mode on the amp or over-heating it.

So I am confident that 500-watts is a good, conservative rating for it at a reasonable THD.

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You don't see strapping often in this class of amp :)

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pretty dope seems like you got a retail monster on your hands...and if its anything like previous SD amps it'll do more than rated

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Good stuff! Any chance of a 4 channel amp that small?

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Looks like a nice little amp, going to be great for the people wanting something simple.

I spy a NS-1 :peepwall: can we have some gut shots/info on that :pardon:

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Looks like a nice little amp, going to be great for the people wanting something simple.

I spy a NS-1 :peepwall: can we have some gut shots/info on that :pardon:

^^ This.

May pick up one of these when I do the SA8 build for my buddy. :peepwall:

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everytime I try not to spend money...

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Do you know if your building anything bigger than a SAZ-4500D in the future?

4500d is discontinued ..NS-1 will be replacing it

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Not taking anything away from the NS-1 which is an awesome amp.....but this little guy, the SAE-500 will be epic in SOOO many ways. Can't wait for this to hit the shelf

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