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Ok, so now that I don't own one of these anymore, I can tell you what I really thought of it. There will be no formal scientific tests of this amp, as I lack any sort of basic test equipment beyond a dmm. First let me say that this amp was very easy to install. Very small footprint. The power and ground terminals easily accepted 4 ga with no trimming. Looked very nice and clean. Learned to live with the speaker wire plug connector once I figured out it's polarity. I was Disappointed that those screw cover caps on the corners are PLASTIC and not metal like they appear to be. Really hated the BIG blue light at night, it attracted too much attention and sometimes would reflect off my rearview mirror. This amp never got hot, no matter what I did with it. It also got stupid loud. I say stupid loud because that was all it would do. You couldn't turn off the crossover so you were locked into using the crossover that was built into the amp, which was a non musical pos, imo/ Why? Why would you do this Alpine? To cheap to put in an off switch I guess. Ruined the whole piece imo and the main reason I sold it at a loss. I picked up a used jl Slash v1 and havn't looked back.