Strengths: puts out rated power. puts out more at 14.4v.
Weaknesses: dose make a wine noise sometimes but who hears that when your playing music huh? can clip if you dont have power to back it.
Summary: I love this amp, so much i had to buy another if you have the power to back it up and the subs that can hold the power it is a beast. one birth 1127wrms@2ohms i dont know the other. two bd1000.1's strapped is all the power i'll ever need
Similar Products Used: RF amps...501s, 801s, T10001bd, bd1500.1
Strengths: Very strong, clean amp when properly installed. Amp needs GOOD 4 ga. wire, and don't underestimate your speaker wire either. No clipping, or high piched sounds as reported by some other reviews, Installation issues?
Weaknesses: Very high draw, but a good amp needs a good power supply and cable. Think of it as trying to suck a grapefruit through a straw. 12 ga. wire is like the straw, the grapefruit the energy.
Summary: Overall an extremely good amp. I had a Rockford Fosgate G800a2 back in 1999, but sold it after purchasing a Soundstream CA 10.0. What a mistake! After signing a sales agreement with Audiobahn, I sold the Soundstream for yet another (2000w) disappointment. I sold off my business and all my demo car equipment in spring of 2002, and went with just a factory headunit and factory speakers for the next year. It left a void in the car, so in spring of 2003, I went shopping again. Remembering back to how good that G800a2 sounded, I purchased the "New Old Stock" bd1000 and a Boston Acoustics Pro 12.5lf. I had problems with my box design, and melted the coils on the 12.5lf soon after buying it (Boston 12.5lf in my opinion is still one of the best sounding subs I have ever owned). I decided to purchase something overkill and once again, thinking back to my early days of car audio, ended up purchasing a Orion HCCA II. The 12" sub is rated at 2500w RMS in a sealed enclosure. It is a DVC sub being driven at 2 Ohms by the Rockford. It sounds amazing, and the entire setup is completely stealth in my 1990 Geo Metro (go ahead and laugh). I am running Premium 4 gauge wire to the Amp, and Premium 8 Gauge wire to the sub. People are very supprised when I decide to show off which is usually when "some kid" is playing rap with his license plate rattling off and trunk buzzing. I have dynomat throughout the floor and fenders of the car. It is deafing inside the car, and you can actually watch the windows move in and out of their frames from the outside.
Similar Products Used: Soundstream CA 10.0, Soundstream D 200 II, Alpine 200w something, Audiobahn A2X600A, Rockford G800a2
Strengths: 1 ohm stable with no cap.just 4 g and sum subs is all you need
Weaknesses: amp whines a little but then goes away
Summary: Anyone who talks bad about this amp is wrong.Dead wrong!It is better than the jl 1000 slash series.I know cuz i had one and the rockford out preforms it by a long shot! its twice the amp than most. if you dont think so you never had it installed correctly. so dont blame the amp.Great equipment to have in your system.
Strengths: i like that its small...and its durabe...i have had mine for 5 years and its been through 4 vehicles and its still going strong.
Weaknesses: i havent found any yet
Summary: i bought my bd1000 in about 2001...i had it running 3 12'' jl w3's...and it pushed the hell out of them with no problems....i would have gotten the bd1500 but they were out of them....i now have it pushing a 15'' diamond audio...and still 5 years later its still pushing strong. i have no problem with it heating up...it gets a little warm but nothing outragous....i do have a 1 farade cap with it...only because the amp i had before that was a kenwood 600 and it was killing my battery and alternator....so i knew this would also having more power.....and with the cap i have no problems with any flickering of my lights...and besides the amp and the normal eletrical things running i also have 4 fog lights, 2 KC lights.....an underbody light kit...and numerious lights inside running and havent had any need for a upgraded or second battery. now my bd1000 is screaming in my 99 suburban (its 4th car its been in) and is still doing great.
Summary: I have 4 of this monsters each one of them powering 3 6ohm dvc's 400rms ma audio subs in a toyota pickup a let me tell you that i've never fell that much bass... this amp are way underrated and they're 1ohm stable daily.
Similar Products Used: mtx, pioneer, power acoustik, jbl, ma audio, boss, kicker... but bd1000 rules