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Amp Test Tuesday - Good Power at the Flea Market? Undercover 500w Purchase - GUESS THE POWER, WIN IT! PG RX500.1 (PART 2)


  

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*******THIS IS A FRESH POST! EXACT SAME TOPIC AS THE LAST AMP TEST BUT PART 2!********




Ok guys, i have been wanting to do this for a while but haven't had the chance. I have been itching lately for some more amp testing so i decided to go to the local flea market here in town for some subjects. I didn't want to give away my intentions so i went under cover (LOL). I get recognized a LOT, especially if the owner of the "booth" actually owns a shop. So i had to kinda lay low and hope they didn't know me. One of the 3 booths, towards the end the guy smirks and i ask him if he knows my face. He says yes. I was like damn, my cover is blown......but then he proceeds to tell me i should use at least 4 gauge wire on the amp i just purchased from him...and not 8 gauge. You would think if he knew who i was, he wouldn't need to explain that LOL. But anyhow, my first amp purchase was from him and it was a Gravity 1500.1. I actually had my girl ask about it before i said a word. He had the right answers.....seemed very honest. No offense to those who run it, but from what i know, Gravity is just a medium quality brand at best. It was in the past anyway. Nothing bad to say but nothing great to say either. But you know what, it was a good deal, the book says "500x1 RMS" in black and white letters. So i got it.

We spent the next few hours looking at all the crap (i say that in a good way) that all swap meets have. There only seemed to be about 3 stereo booths. Back in the day there was no less then 10. I hit up all 3.

Talked to some kid who didn't know shit in one booth, one guy in another who seemed honest but just a little ignorant about a few things...but a decent guy none the less. I never hold this against the owners of the booths. They don't generally know the MANUFACTURER'S are ripping us off. They just know it says XXXX watts on the box and that is what it is....So i'm NOT mad at them. But after hearing him out on a few items, i decided on a Phoenix gold 500x1 amp he had on the table. Looked like it had been sun beat (the box) and been there a while. Yes, i know PG is a decent brand (or was...i dunno anymore), but being at the flea market, for all i know, it could be a boot leg LOL.

So the 2 amps i ended up leaving with were a Gravity 1500.1d (500rms) and a PG RX 500x1 (500rms). I am going to do this again soon and get some WAY shittier, no name amps next time.





Here we go...who thinks these amps will do their power? Last week we did the Gravity (click here for results - http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/199315-amp-test-tuesday-good-power-at-the-flea-market-undercover-500w-purchase-guess-the-power-output-win-it/ ) This week, i will do the Phoenix Gold.




The person who guesses the exact number will get the amp! I will sign it with it's exact dyno number results written on the bottom plate GOOD OR BAD!

***Also, i am attaching a vote to this post to make it MORE interesting. Vote YES if you think it will do it's power in all 3 categories. Vote NO if you don't think it will. Vote SOME NOT ALL if you don't think it will pass at least one of them. If the CORRECT answer is the majority vote, i will award this amp to the person who gets the CLOSEST to the number without going over. If nobody gets it, again, the amp will go on Ebay. So good luck! ***


Amplifier: Phoenix Gold RX500.1
Owners Manual claims 500x1 RMS at 2 ohms


Tested with:
SMD D'Amore Engineering AD-1 Amp Dyno (official numbers)
SMD D'Amore Engineering AMM-1 with hand held amp dyno

Power Supply used for testing:
6 XS Power D1400 14v Batteries
1 XS Power HF1415 15a Charger (not a power supply)

There are 3 test modes used. ONLY the AD-1 Numbers count (although the AMM-1 is +/- 3w usually anyway.)

Add these 3 results together and post the final number as your guess.

Certified mode (test stops at 1% distortion) - x,xx Watts RMS
Non-Certified mode (test stops at clipping) - x,xx Watts RMS
Dynamic Burst RMS (test stops at clipping) - x,xx Watts RMS

PLACE A VOTE! YES, NO, or NOT ALL

Majority of you (as a group) vote the correct answer, then closest guess wins (without going over). If not, the winner must have EXACT answer.

You get ONE guess. Post it and that will be your entry into this contest. Simple! You MAY edit/change your number up until about an hour before i post results. I WILL go through each and every post before i upload the video so if you try to change your guess afterwards, i will know. So don't try it. Just make a guess and wait. :)

If NOBODY guesses the number, i will slap it on Ebay, hope i get my money back, and use that money towards more flea market amps to test in the future. So good luck with it! I will upload results on Tuesday!


Next time, i am thinking the RF T500.2 as i am curious how much power it puts out compared to these guys. Stay tuned!


So lets see those guesses!



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double post lol

nahh no double post...i forgot to add the poll (look above). Had to re-do it lol! Back in action now :D


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heading to the shop in a few to take some amp guts pictures!! hit like if you wanna see them. If i see no likes, you see no guts. LOL

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2007 Ford Ranger

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K&N Performance Air Intake

Massive Audio D2400 Mono Amplifier

2 Custom Built 8" Subwoofers in Ported Enclosure

Pioneer AVH-P4400BH In Dash Double Din DVD Player (Video Bypassed)

4 - Pioneer TS-A6886R 6" X 8"

2 - SMD Heavy Duty Single ANL Fuse Blocks

2- Stinger SPP1200 Dry Cell Batteries

JL AUDIO Interconnects

2/0 Gauge Big 3

ILL Customz 8 Spot Flat Lug Style Bolt Down Terminals

ILL Customz 1/0 to 4 Gauge Power / Ground Reducers

Factory Alternator

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2 - Rockford Fosgate Power 1501BD
1 - Rockford Fosgate Power 851x
Rockford Fosgate Power 6 1/2 Components
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Pioneer AVH-P4400BH In - Dash DVD Player
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