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sundownz    542

I am going to go through and drop the SAZ-1000D, SAE-1200D, SAZ-1500D, SAZ-2000D, SAZ-3000D, and SAZ-3500D in the Jeep and do a power clamp test so we have a rough and UNIFORM comparison between the amps in the same setup.

Test Frequency - 50 Hz

Test Load - 4x SA-12s all in parallel for 0.4375 DCR (1/2 nominal)

Test Electrical - 6x Stinger SPV-70 + 225-Amp Alternator (vehicle only at idle)

Amp gain set to 1/2 - Head Unit Sub Control 10/10 - Head Unit Volume 50/50

Setting gain to half on each amp is, of course, not an exact match... but for the sake of roughly comparing the amps I think it serves the purpose.

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SAZ-1000D:

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POWER : 1040 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) : 37.2 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) : 27.95 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) : 1.33 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE : 13.15 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2498.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2499.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAE-1200D:

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POWER : 1770 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) : DID NOT MEASURE

AMP CURRENT (calculated) : DID NOT MEASURE

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) : DID NOT MEASURE

SUPPLY VOLTAGE : 12.65 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2513.MOV

* Power Clamp

DID NOT MEASURE

* Voltage Measurement

** FUSES BLEW - DID NOT CONTINUE TO MEASURE VOLTAGE

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SAZ-1500D:

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POWER : 1970 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) : 49.25 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) : 40 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) : 1.23 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE : 12.85 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2493.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2494.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-2000D:

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POWER : 2440 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) : 56.18 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) : 43.43 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) : 1.29 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE : 12.5 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2503.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2504.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-3000D:

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POWER : 3280 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) : 61.28 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) : 53.52 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) : 1.14 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE : 12.1 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2506.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2507.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-3500D:

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POWER : 3660 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) : 65.84 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) : 55.58 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) : 1.18 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE : 11.9 V

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2510.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2511.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

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SAZ-4500D:

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* SAZ-4500D in prototype case

POWER : 4870 Watts

AMP VOLTAGE (measured) : 76.0 V

AMP CURRENT (calculated) : 64.08 A

ACTUAL IMPEDANCE (calculated) : 1.18 ohms

SUPPLY VOLTAGE : 12.25 V ***

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2529.MOV

* Power Clamp

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/_AMP_POWE...0D/CIMG2530.MOV

* Voltage Measurement

*** - Measured different day from other amps (8-4-09), batteries had full charge so sustained less voltage drop.

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These are not necessarily definitive tests on the amps.

All applications are different and I could have probably squeezed more out of an amp here or there... but for the sake of this test I just set the gain knobs to physically 1/2 way up.

Just a rough guide to show what the amps can do!

I may go back one day and do an SPL comparison as well -- as we have seen up to 1 dB increase from the 3000D to the 3500D even though the power test doesn't seem to indicate as much. With the SPL portion I would sit down and tweak knobs until I got maximum SPL per amp.

I tested amps from smallest to largest (for the most part except 1200D was tested last) -- so the batteries did not have a complete full charge by the time I got to the big amps, just a few minutes of alternator charge time... that just means the bigger amps will produce more than posted if I had a complete charge. This was mentioned in my initial post so I thought I would post it here as well.

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Stephen    8

I must say that little 1200 is a beast.. still have not played with my 1500, looks promising

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sundownz    542

NICE! that box looks sexy too!!!

(thanks bro)

Thanks and no problem :)

So far that box had done a 154.7 for me with the SA-12s... with just two 1500Ds it'll do 153.0 @ 47 Hz!

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what up    0

Thanks and no problem :)

So far that box had done a 154.7 for me with the SA-12s... with just two 1500Ds it'll do 153.0 @ 47 Hz!

if you don't mind me asking what is it in that it hit those numbers. hard to tell from pics.thanks

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