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600-700 watts bridged @ 4 ohm would be awesome for a small sub amp

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Hypex modules internally Bridged, can't be bridged no more.
Can be paralell for twice current though.


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I know that bridging has been discussed in the past, but any chance the new high power two channel modules will be bridgeable? I know BT is focused on the HD crowd, but having a bridgeable powerful 2 channel for use with a single sub (or multiples) would be ideal in my book. I'm currently using a powerful two channel bridged on my sub as is.

I'd really love to able to make use of these BT amps for my wife's car. To do so, bridgeable amps would be my preference.
No but a single UcD700 module would solve this and the revised PSU should support it just fine. Let me ask the BT folks if this is in the plans...on paper, it should be very easy for them to do so.

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Everything is possible but not everything is profitable.
UcD700 will require completely different PSU as it use -+ 75-95V power rails unlike -+45V rails for UcD 180. That power supply will require new design, much bigger case and absolutely not marketable to bikers. UcD400 will work with 4180 power supply but not at full potential as stock PSU in 4180 is at it full capacity with 4 UsD180oem.
It`s never hurt to ask though, perhaps i`m not correct about marketability.

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Yeah I believe there is a big 700 OEM module though not sure of the specs...Mike/Bill@BT will know for sure

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If they come out with a dual 400 or a 700 you can put me down for one the day it is available

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I can make that right now.
2x400 or 2x700 would be a bit bigger then 2180 or 4180.

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I can make that right now.
2x400 or 2x700 would be a bit bigger then 2180 or 4180.
You have the modules n power supply with you?

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You have the modules n power supply with you?

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Let`s keep it out of this thread if you want to know more,PM for further questions.

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Default Re: At last! The Biketronics BT4180 amp review you've all been waiting for!

Just updated my build thread and I'll cross post here too because I am so excited:

It's been a while but here is an exciting update, arrived today from my friends at Biketronics:

Looks like a regular BT2180:


But wait!


Installing very soon, this is a prototype subwoofer amp with two UcD250LPOEM modules which share a lot revisions with the high-end Ncore modules. It also has some secret PSU upgrades to ensure high power output through the entire subwoofer frequency band. Hypex does not have a 2ohm power rating for these modules so we will see if each can drive an SI BM MKIV with good output. The Ncores double output at 2ohms but further testing will give me a better idea for how they perform.

Stay tuned!

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Dude that's sweet, can't wait to hear what you think.

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Looking at the datasheet and it appears that they do 180watts @ 4 ohm and 100watts at 8ohms. They might do 250 watts at 2ohm but that would be working the little thing to it's limits.

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Can't wait to see the results , I wonder what it would do at 4 ohms to power my dyn 1200

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Just updated my build thread and I'll cross post here too because I am so excited:

It's been a while but here is an exciting update, arrived today from my friends at Biketronics:

Looks like a regular BT2180:


But wait!


Installing very soon, this is a prototype subwoofer amp with two UcD250LPOEM modules which share a lot revisions with the high-end Ncore modules. It also has some secret PSU upgrades to ensure high power output through the entire subwoofer frequency band. Hypex does not have a 2ohm power rating for these modules so we will see if each can drive an SI BM MKIV with good output. The Ncores double output at 2ohms but further testing will give me a better idea for how they perform.

Stay tuned!

So did they put two of them in parallel? Or it`s 2 ch amplifier?
Sorry it`s unclear from your post.

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Looking at the datasheet and it appears that they do 180watts @ 4 ohm and 100watts at 8ohms. They might do 250 watts at 2ohm but that would be working the little thing to it's limits.
I think you are looking at the 180 datasheet. This is the UcD250LPOEM, 180wrms@8ohms and 250wrms@4ohms with a lot of Ncore similarities which do better at 2ohms than most other standard UcD modules:

http://www.hypex.nl/docs/UcD250LPOEM_datasheet.pdf

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So did they put two of them in parallel? Or it`s 2 ch amplifier?
Sorry it`s unclear from your post.
Ah, my bad! Right now it is a 2ch, one channel per each of my two SI BM MKIV subs. Similar to other UcD amps, I don't think there are big gains from bridging so replacing these with a 400 or 700 module is probably the route to go for a monoblock and/or more power per channel. This won't win any clamping contests but it is 1/3 the size of my Vibe mono sub amp, space behind the back seat of my truck is crazy tight so a smaller footprint and an extra channel will be great. Plus the vibe amp's cooling fan has started adding electrical noise like alt whine, it is SUPER annoying.

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Just updated my build thread and I'll cross post here too because I am so excited:


Installing very soon, this is a prototype subwoofer amp with two UcD250LPOEM modules which share a lot revisions with the high-end Ncore modules. It also has some secret PSU upgrades to ensure high power output through the entire subwoofer frequency band. Hypex does not have a 2ohm power rating for these modules so we will see if each can drive an SI BM MKIV with good output. The Ncores double output at 2ohms but further testing will give me a better idea for how they perform.

Stay tuned!
Super cool stuff, waiting for you to test them. Might be ordering more soon

Soon going to write a detailed review of the Amp, as i have been using them for around 8-10 months and absolutely love them
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I'm currently running a BT4180 (stole it out of my Harley). I sent it in and had the 45 Htz filters removed from the rear channels. Currently running HAT Clarus components off the front channels and (2) 10" DVC Image Dynamics subs @ 2 ohms off the rear channels. It does a more than adequate job for my purposes.

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Updates? C'mon architect, keep us informed, lol.....

I think a 250×2, and a 400×2, or a 700×1 would have me purchasing a whole set of these things.......along with the 180×4 of course.....
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Yeah the lack of a sub amp option is the only reason I did t go with these on my VW build. I like the super efficiency of the 4180 for the VW's weak alternator.
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Werd.....the size is a bonus as well. I unfortunately need a sub as well as a more powerful midbass option. If they make it, I will be checking em out.
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