So I got my new amp installed v. bigger than yours

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  1. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    The new one in particular is rather...large. Super-temporary test install:
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    (Note the cell for scale). For those who didn't see the thread elsewhere, I paid $250 shipped for the larger new one :)bowdown: )... PPI PC21400.2. The smaller is my existing 6600.2.

    Currently running it in stereo because i fear what it'll do to my subs bridged. Once I have more time to mess around with my processor I can probably get the gain low enough to be safe in a bridge, which will work better than stereo for the subs.

    Anyway, as its wired now I have 300W (12V) a side to the component set up front, 50W a side to my auras and ~400 each to the 2 12's. Quite loud :eek: The Bostons aren't known for their output but the rear window flexes quite noticibly (fire sealed into the cabin) and the antenna on top may as well be an oscilloscope :big grin: More importantly, holy hell it sounds good :)

    Pics of the proper install will follow as I finish it.
     
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    dig PPI....i currently have 2 DCX300.4s and a DCX1500.1 awaiting my next vehicle. using Orion P6.2 front and rear.....don't have a clue for subs yet, thinking about RF Power 12's.
     
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    rebs shares AIDS OT Supporter

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    not bigger than mine :mad:
     
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    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    those old ppis drew sooo much current
     
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    nice amp, not bigger than mine ;)
     
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    I have 2-3 bigger than that, in size + wattage :)
     
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    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    i have the smallest penis in the thread... i = the win
     
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    dubrocker sho nuff

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    i have 3 pcx-2400 one in my truck and two under my coffee table
     
  9. eighteen_psi

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    Indeed they do...very thirsty but they're amazing amps. I'm working on charging system upgrades now (2nd battery + isolator, possibly a 2nd alternator).

    Well there are obviously bigger amps out there :mamoru:
    ...but not many full band Class AB's.

    I've had a chance to get a basic (but usable) install and a pretty solid tune going. Still running the subs stereo and tuned as is now I'm seeing peaks over 50V on conservative gain. :eek4: Sombitch has some balls :big grin:

    Not sure if it can keep it up into a bridge because I'd lose my subs trying :wtc: (And lolamperage). These and the earlier equivalents are supposedly capable of > 5KW into a 1 ohm bridge short-term though.

    Very nearly the same amp ;)
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    MMmmmm... PPI...

    But what guage power wire are you using?? Looks small?
     
  11. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    2 everywhere it matters...those 8 gauge runs are only a couple feet to the block (where they can easily handle the load). And don't worry, even that's temporary.
     

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