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from ONLINE IN 2003 FORGO
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Strong, birth sheet read 537. Tunability, I can't believe no one makes anything like this anymore. Adjustments are digital, no need to hook up an oscilloscope to figure out the exact frequency you are tuning for.
I've had this amp since new in 2003, it powered a pair of Infinity Kappa 10's, Underpowered A pair of American Bass 12's, (did much better pushing a single one of those) and most recently a pair of Soundstream Stealth 13's.
Altogether it's been the center piece of 5 installs for me, I haven't found an amp that I would want to replace it with, I just wish I would have bought a 2nd one when they were on the market, or maybe the MRD-M1000.
Set up is easy if you understand frequency bell curves, with center frequencies. That's essentially what a parametric EQ is. You pick a frequency that you would like to boost and then decide how much + or - you would like to push that frequency. In the example it's 5 HZ steps, pretty simple.
Not made anymore, When I first got it it was a little sensitive to my remote turn on lead, at the time I installed a 12 volt relay to power the remote turn on to the amp and triggered the relay with the remote turn on wire from my head unit.
Just can't believe that I haven't found anything better than this after almost 8 years of ownership.
Personally I don't want to guess what frequency my amp is tuned for. this amp takes out the guess work.
Another reviewer stated that this amp was difficult to set up. I can't disagree more. To the right side of the display under the cover are menu numbers, and next to each number is a description of what that particular menu item is for. Use google if you don't know what each phrase means, download the manual form the interwebs if you need to. it's really not hard, and the best thing is, after you are done setting it up, you can save the setting, and actually flash the memory so it will remember how you like the sweet, sweet sound you've just produced out of this beast even after it is disconnected from power.
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Nothing is like this amp, I have never used, seen or heard of another amp with all digital control and set up like this one.