Originally Posted by zeus33
Colossus or Zeus (old school)?
nah. although i did have a XX-Maximus here 2 days ago. it's an American Bass VFL1100.1 18 volt. it did 14,778 watts RMS at .7 ohm, and is part of a $30k+ system with 5 of these.
but, all of these big amps, Hifonics, Digital Designs, American Bass, Sundown, Audioque, SoundCube, etc, etc, all come from the same Korean factory... and all are really crappy amps... but make a lot of power. when one transistor goes, it takes out every single transistor in the amp out. i would never design an amp like that.
it's about the stupidest hobby i have ever seen, and i tell them all so.
do a 30 second run getting near 180 dB, and then pay me around $300 per VFL1100 to make them work again. i'd say i do about 30-40 amps a month from the SPL competitors from all over.
this particular guy won the event. he won $250 and a plastic trophy... hah ha !
the thing about their hobby, is their systems sound like crap. major spike from 35Hz to 60Hz, and thats about all you hear. ( i am 50+ feet away ) but even at low levels sitting in the vehicle, it sounds horrible.
while i have had more money in past systems, they were for sound quality, and only for my personal enjoyment. thats the only thing important to me, and i could care less about impressing other people.
now days, after working on other peoples stuff all day, my personal systems consist of half decent stuff bought broken for next to nothing, fixed up and made to sound as good as it can. it's rare i have more than $500 into a system anymore. ( like $3k cost if it was bought brand new ) but after a long day, there are times when i dont even turn the thing on for the drive home.