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Old 11th November 2009, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default Rockford amps, why are they so poerful?

I have a punch 55.2 and it pushes a 10'' kicker cvr dual 2 wired in series to present a 4 ohm load. It pushes it like as if its getting full power. I have all my EQ's adjusted correctly and on my radio.

So whats the deal behind these lil guys?? Whats the power supply design? Unregulated, Regulated??? Im just curious how does so much power come out of this amp? How do they work (not just rockford amps) but a amplifier in general. How does all that power come out of such small footprint? Its amazing technology!
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I have a punch 55.2 and it pushes a 10'' kicker cvr dual 2 wired in series to present a 4 ohm load. It pushes it like as if its getting full power. I have all my EQ's adjusted correctly and on my radio.

So whats the deal behind these lil guys?? Whats the power supply design? Unregulated, Regulated??? Im just curious how does so much power come out of this amp? How do they work (not just rockford amps) but a amplifier in general. How does all that power come out of such small footprint? Its amazing technology!
you wait till it blows up, i call all these amps ( rockford fosquate ) ticking time bombs, they are nice amps, but when they blow up DAM you better just buy a new one.

I had a nice 300.1 and a 425.4 i think it was, and it was pretty decent, i know they are under rated, but they do that for a reason so people think they are really powerfull.

Best of luck, don't push it to far tho.

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you wait till it blows up, i call all these amps ( rockford fosquate ) ticking time bombs, they are nice amps, but when they blow up DAM you better just buy a new one.

I had a nice 300.1 and a 425.4 i think it was, and it was pretty decent, i know they are under rated, but they do that for a reason so people think they are really powerfull.

Best of luck, don't push it to far tho.

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I don't like to abuse my stuff so i don't always play really loud all the time. It's just a system for listening to all kinds of music. It sounds good with a the RF punch 100z2 that im using for Mids & tweets (MB Quart). Sounds really awesome when jamming to some Metallica.
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I don't like to abuse my stuff so i don't always play really loud all the time. It's just a system for listening to all kinds of music. It sounds good with a the RF punch 100z2 that im using for Mids & tweets (MB Quart). Sounds really awesome when jamming to some Metallica.
don't over load or load it with speakers and keep it cool it should last long time ( should


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don't over load or load it with speakers and keep it cool it should last long time ( should


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Yeah, Theres only one single 4 ohm speaker connected to it. Abjusted the bias so its cool.
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If you went inside the amp and adjusted the bias seems like you know more about the amp than your telling us. Your a Fosgate rep arent you?
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you wait till it blows up, i call all these amps ( rockford fosquate ) ticking time bombs, they are nice amps, but when they blow up DAM you better just buy a new one.


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The next time you blow up a Rockford amp, I will be happy to take the expired time bomb off of your hands. Just look me up.
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The next time you blow up a Rockford amp, I will be happy to take the expired time bomb off of your hands. Just look me up.
wish you would have emailed me last week just threw 5 of them away lol i used to collect them had a whole box of them.!
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What , schematics are available from Rockford, tons of support on this site, no reason not to fix them!
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