Anyone with experience with these?
Yeah, I know that they own quite a few companies now and someone tried the owner of MMXpress.com tried to recommend them to me today. I worked with a friend of his for years ago when he was getting up and running and thought that I could get some pretty good advice from him.Bhudda454 said:under different names, but all pawn shop quality. not something i would bet the house on.
t22a80 said:Unfourtnatley most of the brands that Directed owns, Precision Power, Orion, etc all went down hill after they were bought. I'm not saying its all junk but Directed is best at making remote starters.
The really old MTX stuff and the new MTX stuff is ok, there was a time when it was nothing special though.
YOU KNOW IT! haha A lot of amps like Precision Power and Orion was made in the USA. Since Directed bought them they are mostly made overseas. Now, I'm not saying that makes it junk but typically the amps made overseas are all about cost cutting and thats why people do it. However Sundown does it different. They are still made overseas but they use more bullet proof construction. Look at the internals of the Sundown amps, lots of glue and evertyhing is very secure in there. I'm sure Jacob could comment about what else he does to make his amps very robust.Bhudda454 said:How True How True....
PPI and Orion used to be the only thing for SPL cars/trucks..... Oopsie bought by Directed and now a skeleton of former self. If even that.
Older MTX got me started, missed the bad years in the middle. Now back on the wagon.
I know first had that setup will rock. My last system was three 12" solo's with a MTX 1000D and it was a beast. The enclosure was built by yours truley :upsidedowBhudda454 said:Same here, I am thinking a Kicker solo sub and an MTX amp. I am only doing a single when I get around to it, so I think I should be safe. I am not looking to advertise my truck to the local thieves guild.
ecrawford said:I know first had that setup will rock. My last system was three 12" solo's with a MTX 1000D and it was a beast. The enclosure was built by yours truley :upsidedow
It was good enough to sale to a local installer here in town after my wife and I had our little girl and I got my first truck. One of the best sounding systems that I've had.
Get a box like mine for a single 10" It only goes under 1/2 the back seat. I leave the 30% side up all the time for putting crap.Bhudda454 said:Yeah, I have a comrade who used a homemade box and a junk amp with a solo. Scary inside but not advertising out of truck. Just what I need. I am sure a Sundown from James would be the thing as far as the amp. I am just to greedy on floor space for one of his enlosures.
This is a FACT... And there is a big price difference... The Sundown 1500D retails for about the same price as a dealer pays for the 1000/1. Check out the effeciency of a 1000/1 at 1 ohm vs the efficiency of a 1500D @ 1ohm. The 1500D puts out more power and draws less amps. The Sundown 1500D pushed a 12W7 @ 3ohms better than the 1000/1. The 1000/1 is rated at 1000RMS and the Sundown is rated at about 600RMS at this load. As far as calling this far fetched. I saw this first hand and will put money on it. A single 1500D in your Titan will put out more power than 2 JL 1000/1's. If you want the power of a 1500D you will need 2 1000/1 JL amps and the JL's will draw twice the current. Those with JL's hooked up to a power supply will know what I am talking about. A single 1500D will put out over 1800RMS and that is NO LIE...ecrawford said:Price shouldn't really be a big deal. I have a shop here in town that I've done a lot of computer work for and I usually get pretty good deals on a JL stuff. Wow, are you serious that two JL 1000 can't do as well as one sundown. Sounds a little far fetch. I mean...Sundown must be making a killing if this is true. The day Sundwon goes public, I'm buying stock in them.
The reason being is because the sundown is so much more efficient. which is something you need to be looking at if youplan to keep the factory charging systemecrawford said:Price shouldn't really be a big deal. I have a shop here in town that I've done a lot of computer work for and I usually get pretty good deals on a JL stuff. Wow, are you serious that two JL 1000 can't do as well as one sundown. Sounds a little far fetch. I mean...Sundown must be making a killing if this is true. The day Sundwon goes public, I'm buying stock in them.