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Year / Model Reviewed:
2001 Rockford bd1000
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?
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.
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