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Amp Test Tuesday - Classic Rockford Fosgate 1500.1bd - Pre Guesses - WIN STUFF!


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Today's amplifier specimen for "Amp Test Tuesday" is one of my classic "George Foreman Grill" Rockford Fosgate 1500.1bd's. This is an amplifier that was a dream come true when i first got it. I paid $990 dollars for it. Soon after, i realized i really needed 2 of them. So i got a deal and ended up with a second one. I used do compete and as i started picking up wins, i started finding the need for more power. I somehow got 4BD1500's and then later i ended up with 8. The Tahoe has seen a LOT of systems :D Now a lot of people question how much power i really have, or how much power ANYONE has, especially when they claim to have 20,000+ watts. When i was running 8 BD1500's, i used to tell people i had 16,000 watts and feel confident i wasn't stretching the truth. I was actually running close to 18,000 if you count mids/highs. So this test, in essence, will tell me once and for all if i really had that much power....or if i really had amps capable of putting out that much power if i could feed them.

Now did i have enough alternator power to feed them? I will never know. That was my old system. But for the sake of this test, if it's possible to hold 14.5-14.8v, would it be possible. I believe i used to drop down to low 14's and high 13's during the hot summer days. So if i was SOME watts short, that is why. But this test is just to see in my best scenerio, did i have 16,000, if the alts were there. I was also running at .7 ohms, with the D106 removed :D If you have this old school amp, please do not do this. RF will NOT fix it if you do and it's a mess if it goe's. Trust me :D

So i tested this amp at it's RATED 2ohms
I also tested this amp at a risky 1ohm, since the protection diode has been removed for years :ph34r:
I used to run these amps at .7 ohms, but i did not test them on the AD-1 below 1ohm for the sake of not fu#kin' them up. SORRY. :hi:


You guys know i love to give stuff away. Sometimes i make it hard, sometimes i make it easy. Today's contest, SOMEONE will win no matter what.

How do you think this amp did?
Tested with (10) XS Power D1400 14v Batteries.
XS Power PSC-60 Charger used in between runs to top the batteries, but not as a supply. Powered off during testing.

Tested:

2ohm:
Certified (stops test at 1% Distortion) X,XXX Watts RMS
Non Cert (stops test at clipping) X,XXX Watts RMS
Dynamic RMS (stops test at clipping) X,XXX Watts RMS


1ohm:
Certified (stops test at 1% Distortion) X,XXX Watts RMS
Non Cert (stops test at clipping) X,XXX Watts RMS
Dynamic RMS (stops test at clipping) X,XXX Watts RMS


Add every single number above together to come up with one huge number. The person closest to the number WITHOUT BUSTING, will get an SMD VM-1 Volt Meter! Yes, this means no matter what, SOMEONE will win!

Now if someone nails the EXACT number, i will add $150 store credit at http://www.wcCarAudio.com for any SMD or Rockford Fosgate product. That is enough to get some really nice gear. This is DIRECTLY out of my pocket, not endorsed by RF at all. I am sure they like i am doing this LOL but this is all on me. In other words, it's all on me. Wait, i already said that. :lol:

KEEP THIS IN MIND. I AM WRITING IN CAPS SO YOU WILL PAY ATTENTION. IF SOMEONE GETS THE EXACT NUMBER, HE WINS BOTH THE VM-1 AND THE $150 STORE CREDIT! BY DEFAULT HE HAS THE CLOSEST NUMBER BY BEING EXACT. THANKS!


I WILL POST THE RESULT VIDEO AT ABOUT 3-5PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME TOMORROW.



So GOOD LUCK! and on to the amp guts. Post your guess!


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you guys can start guessing at any time :search:

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