Review 5 of 41
, from Bombay, India|
from 10 Octaves
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Neat and good value for money, I know it's better for you guys in the US, but considering that I got ripped off into payin the same price for a Rockford Fosgate Punch 700 :( and it sounded like a fart.
You'll lose all your friends. Half of them wont like the new hairdo they get when they sit in your car, and the rest of em will be plain green with envy. On a realistic note, the amp's too bloody long! I was contemplating buying a D-class Audiobahn amp, but besides all reasons monetary, I had heard that they wouldn't be as clean as the high-current ones. Also, that I would never be able to hook up full-range speakers with the D-class ones...but who the f wants to???
Hmmm, I'm sure I'm the first guy in India to own an amp like this...and BOY, AM I PROUD!!!
They're hooked up to 2 Audiobahn AW1500Qs in a sealed enclosure in my SUV and all the voice coils are wired in parallel to the bridged output of the amp. I was advised by a lot of people against buying this amp cos they had never heard about Audiobahn...their loss, I guess. I couldn't let their ignorance stand in the way of my sonic bliss.
I was expecting a serious amount of bass from the amp-subs combination. The amp has surpassed my expectations by a long way. This thing is serious power, and they're not kidding when they say 1600W rms. This baby bangs very very hard. I had also made provisions for fans if they would be necessary (I had read that the high-current amps generate a tremendous amount of heat when operating at high outputs) but the fans are still in my garage. They do get hot when driven hard, but I've never encountered a thermal shutdown and the regular ventilation seems adequate for now. I guess I'll wait till summer before commenting further.
The sound is very clean, hits the lows with no hiccups at all and there is no audible distortion even when I pump it up really good. It's lightning fast with transients and I have no problems like bass-lag etc although I dont have no processors. The subs are so in control, it's almost as if the amp's got the subs by their balls..lol.
Similar Products Used:
RF Punch700, Pioneer GM944s, Alpine R-series 12s..actually I'm feeling ashamed to name most of this crap.