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Old 10-26-2008, 09:02 AM
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suggestions for a 3000W+ RMS Amplifier 1Ω stable

I want an amp that puts out 3000W+ RMS and peaks at or over 6000W. Sound quality is very important to me. I have been looking at the following but would welcome any other suggestions:

JBL A3000GT: These are not easy to find anymore and I do not know if they are 1Ω stable. I could go with the A6000GT but that would be severe overkill and much more expensive.

MTX TE4001D: I like MTX but have heard that their power supplies can be a little dirty and they draw alot of current (of course they also put out more than their rating too so I think that could be why)

Soundstream xxx-6500D: A little overkill but for the price I might as well go bigger than the xxx-4000D. These are decent amps but perhaps not the best for sound quality and I have heard that they have power supplies similar or perhaps worse than MTX.

Memphis MC1.4000 (MOJO): I have no experience with Memphis and can not find much info on this amp. Some say they are good, others say don't bother.

MA Audio HK8025X or HK10KA: I have no experience with MA Audio and can not find much info on these amps.

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Old 10-26-2008, 09:19 AM
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3000+ watts and sound quality?
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:37 AM
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3000+ watts and sound quality?
military intelligence came up with that one actually


but i guess ill be serious...3kw and sound quality in car audio just dont go together not trying to say its going to sound like total ***, but you are not going to be winning any sound contests.
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lol, not like class AB sound quality or anything. I just want it to be clean that's all. Besides, with that much power it aught to sound pretty crisp no matter what but I still want to make a good choice on an amp.

I listen to a lot of electronic and industrial, so there are lots of double kicks and various bass notes, not just the same thump over and over.
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I doubt that the SS XXX 6500 would give you 3000 watts on 12 volts. I tested the XXX10K and only got 3000 watts on 12 volts at 0.5 ohms on a daily setup and made dirty power,but 16 volts was much better around 7500 watts.
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atomic makes a nice 3000 watt amp
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Forget the peak rating, it means nothing.

As listed in my sig...
MTX Thunder 92001
Birthsheet at around 4000W RMS @ 1ohm and strappable.
Class D and draws up to 300A at 1ohm.

Forget MA Audio.
Mixed feelings about Sounstream, unless it's their very high end.
Memphis is supposed to be good.
JBL I would also go with.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:25 PM
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take a look at the sundown audio SAZ 3000D Ask smarta$$ or SSounds for help with the sundown stuff as they are dealers smarta$$ is closer to you though if your out west
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Originally Posted by Nephel View Post
I want an amp that puts out 3000W+ RMS and peaks at or over 6000W. Sound quality is very important to me. I have been looking at the following but would welcome any other suggestions:

JBL A3000GT: These are not easy to find anymore and I do not know if they are 1Ω stable. I could go with the A6000GT but that would be severe overkill and much more expensive.

MTX TE4001D: I like MTX but have heard that their power supplies can be a little dirty and they draw alot of current (of course they also put out more than their rating too so I think that could be why)

Soundstream xxx-6500D: A little overkill but for the price I might as well go bigger than the xxx-4000D. These are decent amps but perhaps not the best for sound quality and I have heard that they have power supplies similar or perhaps worse than MTX.

Memphis MC1.4000 (MOJO): I have no experience with Memphis and can not find much info on this amp. Some say they are good, others say don't bother.

MA Audio HK8025X or HK10KA: I have no experience with MA Audio and can not find much info on these amps.
there is a difference between an amp that WILL produce 3000 watt in a real life amplication and an amp that is rated to do 3000 watts at 1 ohm.

none of the amps you listed will do 3000 watts.

they are capable of doing 3000 watts at 1 ohm, but in reality you wont have a 1 ohm load after the impedance rise. It goes up as soon as subs start to move. So when hooked up at 1 ohm the amp will end up seeing 3 ohm or more.

if you REALLY need 3000 watts that badly at all times you need to buy an amp that is rated much higher than 3000 watts at 1 ohm.

I have some 5,000 watt amps for sale here, http://www.canadiancaraudio.com/onli...-spl-amps.html

those will give you around 3,000 rms after the impedance rise when hooked up at 1 ohm.
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Listen to that UUUli guy. 3k wrms+ is about the low end of his territory (if even).
I'm only mentioning this because you are new to the board, but do a search on him. If he says an amp will/wont do rated, then i would tend to believe him, based on his experience.

DISCLAIMER: I dont know, have never bought anything off him, never met him, and actually take umbridge at being called a cheap bastard , however, I think he knows his stuff.

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