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Old 10th October 2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Very confused on this amp...

I have a Hifonics HFI2000D.


It says 2000watt rms...and if I'm correct the wattage is 4000w? or am I wrong...

Because what I was told is that RMS = 1/2 of wattage of the amp...so 2000 x 2 = 4000....or is the true RMS 1000...Confused =((
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Old 10th October 2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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The RMS rating (if it's accurately measured) is the true power the amp can produce before it distorts. The HFI2000D is a 2000 watt amp when driving a 1 ohm load.
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Old 10th October 2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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SO what is the wattage?
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Old 10th October 2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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650, 1300 or 2000w RMS, depending on the load impedance.
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Old 10th October 2011, 09:39 PM   #5
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Then what's the reg wattage...like some amps are like 3500watts and have 1200. Rms
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Old 10th October 2011, 09:43 PM   #6
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The RMS rating is the only usable rating. Ignore all ratings that are not RMS ratings. They are meaningless.
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Old 10th October 2011, 09:51 PM   #7
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Ah okay. Lol called the manufacture and they were like... its 2000watts dumba$- haha. Feel lame now.
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Old 11th October 2011, 05:36 PM   #8
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And do you know how many Amps it will drain from the battery (lets say engine running with a good alternator giving around 14V ) ?

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Old 11th October 2011, 06:15 PM   #9
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Well I have a 220amp alt that produces 14.7 volts...when my subs hit low notes it drops to like 12.9~13.4
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Old 11th October 2011, 07:18 PM   #10
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Well my question was about the Amps that the amplifier need to produce the 1000Wrms
If we consider a perfect system without losses (preamp stages, heat) it needs around 71.5Amps and that just for the amp driving the sub
Now add head unit and probably another amplifier for the speakears in the doors/parcel shelf and you are allready in the 150Amp figure
Since we don't live in a perfect world now add all the losses in all the system (amps and head unit etc)and you are around the 200Amp figure and leaves you with 20amps to run the rest os the car.
I know that no one (?) drives the car with the system at full blast but it gives you something to think about
One thing that pi**** me off is the power rating given by manufactures like RMS/MAX/PMPO and so on...
Another thing is Why does everybody believes that crap and allways goes by the BIGGGG numbers (like this Pioneer 3500W)) try to feed it with a amp with more than 1000W RMS and see what happens (that is if the real power of the sub is 1000W RMS).

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