DS-21: PPI A404.2 mids/highs, RF Power 300 MOSFET subs
Miata: JL 300/4
Unused: Sony Xplode 2-channel that came with the Miata. One of the mags tested it at a hair under 200x2, but I've currently no use for it.
In use: PPI A200.2, 2-A300.2, PC1800.1, and Monitor 2.120 (in the mud truck)
Not in use: 2-Monitor 2.70, PPI A300.2, JL 250/1, 2-Xtant 4180C (waiting to be installed in a friends car. I hope they work, right Bfrance?)
I'm supprised how many of y'all are using the old ppi am and promos series stuff. I didn't even have my liscense when those were being sold. I've always liked the art series and I may never change them out. Its good to hear about some older amps that are still running great! Down with gaudy import amps...Thumbs up for MC Hammer era American wattage!
My old Linear Power collection still outperforms 99% of today's amps and will be working long after the industry switches to a 36V system. Why downgrade? Today's amps are not better than those of yesteryear. If anything, my testing here at work has proven that the saying, "they don't make 'em like they used to" is VERY true. Just because it is newer doesn't mean it will perform better or last longer.
Yeah, but the very fact that you're able to test the old equipment provides an inherent bias into the comparison -- the old equipment that you're testing MUST be the kind that lasts long, otherwise you wouldn't be testing it.
Currently just an 8-channel a/d/s/ (P840) and 2-channel ESX Quantum (Q1752). I had an Orion 8004 which I recently pulled out to sell, as I've got a Directed 600d soon to take over Sub duties [putting it in a rackmount case so that I can put it in the rack with my Behringer processors and computer]. The a/d/s/ and ESX will be replaced by two homebrew amps I'm currently working on; the a/d/s/ will find its way to eBay, but I can't bring myself to part with the ESX which I've had running flawlessly for about 5 yrs now.
it seems everyone is posting on this one, so I figure I might as well...
My main amp is a 6 channed PG XS6600 bridged to provide 100w X2 @8ohm to my midbasses and 35w X2 @ 8ohm to my fullrange 2"ers in my A pillars (300hz up). I'm also using the internal 3 way crossover modified to work in this configuration as my main crossover.
The bottom end is filled from a MTX "blue thunder" PRO150x2 bridged to 300w X1 to my sub.
I saw the amp right after he put it up there. What a monster. I would love to have that thing obviously, but it ain't gonna happen right now unless I want divorce papers under the tree Christmas morning...