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Let me start by saying this: At times I like to keep people guessing. I like subtle statements with big impact. Speaking softly and carrying a big stick if you will... Without the raping of Middle America along the way lol.


I wanted to keep everything tucked away in my daily driver. (06 Scion Tc) I searched for the single amp solution without hope... I tried the Zed 6 channel and loved the power but a few things kept me from going back. I thought about using a jl hd but didn't want to be underwhelmed by the power as a handful of people told me I would be. Also having heard of people with FM reception issues with them in certain installs and knowing the Zed already had this effect I gave up.

I met Zach (Boostedrex) at finals and shortly there after he joined the DIYMA team.

Anywho as most of us know Zach rep's for Zuki, I always knew they had some whacked out way of giving out specs and I knew I like it! I never really gave the product a thought however. A few people mentioned buying them and then I drifted over to the site to see what the offered.

Only one amp what Zuki offered would fit my build I needed 5 channels for an active front stage and 5-600 watts for a sealed 10. I had thrown my hands up at ever getting a SI BM to go in my spare and didn't want to drop 400 bucks on the 13tw5 so I was going to rock the SoundSplinter RLI 10 single 4 ohm.

Zach offered up a SI BM to me out of his car,... I jumped, and man do I itch from the fiberglass work that has ensued! I'm still awaiting his slacker ass to pull it from his car! :) I kid I kid!... Box wont be done till at least this weekend anyway :p

So I Placed my order for the 5 channel last week now that I had a sub that could work well with the 5 watts or so the Zuki had to offer :)

I placed the order IIRC Thursday of last week. Shipping was 36 bucks.. which I thought was a bit high but I just chalked it up to packaging and such.

Attached to the Paypal order was a note with my email address and I asked Patrick (Owner of Zuki) to email me when he sent it. I got the tracking number on Monday... He shipped it on Friday, I was shocked I expected a week or two for the build and testing. The tracking number said it should arrive on the 7th... no dice :-/

Tuesday morning rolls around and I ask RustBucketGrl to check the mail... as shes going to check the mail I see using th tracking number that it's been delivered! WIN!

She set it down on the table and I see "Fragibility" scrolled across the box.. I chuckled to myself and said..."is that even a word" then I see "No drool" on the box.... upon further inspection I note its "No Drop!" with the bottom of the p missing and the dot being very faint.... ehh I liked no drool better meself! lol

Then my eyes caught site of the price tag for shipping! $54.00.. holy poop.. thanks for sending Priority but holy poop... I owe ya a few bucks! (priority I bet is the reason it didn't show up looking like it got raped by monkeys at feeding time)

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I know yer bored! on to the good stuff!

the packaging on this was second to none. Double boxed and bubble wrapped between with the foam feet holding the amp up...







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I know the photos are grainy but tizz be my phone.....

The finish on this amp is superb the black on it is just impressive... it makes a statement without making a statement.

The thing feels like a small tank when you pick it up.

I like that all the connections are on one side.

The one flaw that I did find when unboxing it is that there is no manual to be found...

The controls are laid out in a way that allows it to be pretty easily understood... However I like a manual just in-case. Thats the thing I always liked about audiocontrol and zed and maybe a few others... the bit of sarcasm while they teach you something.

There are 3 dials that say "THD" .05 all the way up to 2... I'm assuming these are the gain but that is just a random guess since there are no "gains"


Overall I am much more pleased than I thought I would be with the product I purchased... I thought I was buying just another amp with grossly underrated specs. Turns out I bought something some actually gave a crap about and put some time and forethought into the complete package. I hope I continue to be this happy with this!

More pics and power up very soon!
 

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Neat. So what you're telling me is you've bought a large paper weight? Install it!
 

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for the record "fragibility" is a word of sorts... It got the meaning across too :) Me likes! lol that and it looks to have used a half of a sharpie in getting said point across lol.
 

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I'm glad that it got there safe and sound Brian. I have no doubt that you will be equally pleased once you power it up. As always, just give me a call/text/pm/email if there's anything I can do.

And yes, the "THD" knob is your gain. :)
 

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By hybrid is it AB 4ch and D sub ch?
 

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boosted: do you know the external dimensions?
 

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I have fond memories of receiving my Fragibility box. Just like your situation, the actual shipping amount was more than the amount I paid. I was equally impressed with the care in packing, and I loved the cd's he was providing back then.

The manual that used to come with the Eleets was a bit of a novelty in themselves - just a few pages (I might still have a copy on pdf I can send ya - although it was for the 4 channel Eleets).

I hope you enjoy this amp.... I believe you will.
 

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Ummm... There is. :) But I'm guessing you were joking do to the :laugh: smiley.
Half kidding. The amps I have work well.. I gotta just finish the install and move on. Lots of other things to spend money on.
 

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What size fuses are in this guy? Could you run it from a 4AWG power/ground wire? And also, do you know the "real world" power rating approximations for this? I know it had been discussed that the Eleets would do 175W or so when the gains were properly set. I'm guessing this is a bit less on the 4ch and what on the sub? Or maybe I should phrase it as, would this run the AR duo plus a couple of 12" subs at 2ohms nicely? This thing really has me considering losing my spare tire so I could do a false floor for it and new subs. :p
 

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What size fuses are in this guy? Could you run it from a 4AWG power/ground wire? And also, do you know the "real world" power rating approximations for this? I know it had been discussed that the Eleets would do 175W or so when the gains were properly set. I'm guessing this is a bit less on the 4ch and what on the sub? Or maybe I should phrase it as, would this run the AR duo plus a couple of 12" subs at 2ohms nicely? This thing really has me considering losing my spare tire so I could do a false floor for it and new subs. :p

I've been told that it would feed in the neighborhood of 4-450 @ 4ohm to the sub and get up around 800 @ 2 ohm.

I was also told that it should do around 125 on the other 4 channels. it takes a 4ga input and I think it has 4 40 ampers on it. I doubt it would ever pull that much unless I hooked the welding leads up to it :)
 

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oh no, now I have another car audio piece i want.

As a follow up, does it appear to have enough power for you on the midbasses? Oh wait, you didn't install yet. Answer that in the future then, haha.
 

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Have you guys checked out the Zuki webpage recently? If you go to the specials section, there is a hybrid 4 channel Eleet!!! 10 watts x 4 @ 8ohms!!!! 51" long!!! Considering that the current eleets 4 is 5watts x 4 @ 8ohms. Ohhhhh myyyyyy!! What is that? Like 300 something watts per channel?
 
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