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Looking to upgrade in the future and not sure what I wanna go with. My 2200 is nice but I don't like running it at .5 cause it gets too hot for my liking. That, and I don't have an HO alt so I can't keep my voltage up nice and high for it (I drop to around 12.8 - 13.0v full tilt).

Will be running whatever amp I get at 1 ohm, just a good daily setup. Both amps are relatively cheap 3500w amps and seem to have good performance. I'm leaning towards the crescendo, but I would just like to hear from people that have used the amps what your thoughts are on them.
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Sorry bro, But I'm a Class A/B amp for life kind of guy here ... Never used either product ...
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Seems to me like it would be a lateral move without a HO alternator.
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It would be a nice advantage to add atleast 1 battery in the rear of the vehicle near the amps ...
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View Postbromo, on 18 July 2012 - 06:53 AM, said:

Seems to me like it would be a lateral move without a HO alternator.

Kind of what I was thinking.

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View PostCablguy184, on 18 July 2012 - 07:24 AM, said:

It would be a nice advantage to add atleast 1 battery in the rear of the vehicle near the amps ...
I do have batts in the back just haven't updated my sig.
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View Postbromo, on 18 July 2012 - 06:53 AM, said:

Seems to me like it would be a lateral move without a HO alternator.
I don't play my system for long enough periods at full tilt to really constitute a HO alt (I'm going to get flamed for this lol). I might listen to a song at full tilt and then turn down the volume for the next song. This would give my alt time to charge up the batts. The reason I want to go a route with batteries vs. an alt is cause the cheapest alt I can have made for my vehicle is $400 and it's only a 200A. I would need to have a bracket made for anything larger, and I don't know if I want to dump that much money into something that would only work on one vehicle (if my car broke down for whatever reason I can salvage batteries, but the alt I'm stuck with).
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View PostKangaroux, on 18 July 2012 - 11:38 AM, said:

View Postbromo, on 18 July 2012 - 06:53 AM, said:

Seems to me like it would be a lateral move without a HO alternator.
I don't play my system for long enough periods at full tilt to really constitute a HO alt (I'm going to get flamed for this lol). I might listen to a song at full tilt and then turn down the volume for the next song. This would give my alt time to charge up the batts. The reason I want to go a route with batteries vs. an alt is cause the cheapest alt I can have made for my vehicle is $400 and it's only a 200A. I would need to have a bracket made for anything larger, and I don't know if I want to dump that much money into something that would only work on one vehicle (if my car broke down for whatever reason I can salvage batteries, but the alt I'm stuck with).
Not going to get flamed here for electrical system set up. ;)

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Can you add a second Alt? Possibly a second large factory Alt dedicated to the stereo. That way you have a dedicated 90 amps to the audio system. (stock size referenced by autozone) plus if you have a problem, you can get one anywhere.

Though if you are building brackets I would go with the 140 amp GM 1 wire alt....  B)

Just a thought.

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View PostThunder39208, on 18 July 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

Can you add a second Alt? Possibly a second large factory Alt dedicated to the stereo. That way you have a dedicated 90 amps to the audio system. (stock size referenced by autozone) plus if you have a problem, you can get one anywhere.

Though if you are building brackets I would go with the 140 amp GM 1 wire alt....  B)

Just a thought.
Honestly I have like 0 room for alts. If I were to add a second it would be on the other side of the vehicle. I can scope things out tomorrow and maybe get you some pics but I don't see it being very plausible.
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Electrical is key...but you know this already.

From clamp results I have personally done(and plan to redo very soon) the AQ wins out for brute force.

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Just an FIY the AQ 3500.1 is more powerful and is closer to a 4k amplifier in output.

The orignial AQ 3500 and Crescendo 3500 share the same board layout and same buildhouse.
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View Post98GMC, on 13 October 2012 - 02:08 AM, said:

Just an FIY the AQ 3500.1 is more powerful and is closer to a 4k amplifier in output.

The orignial AQ 3500 and Crescendo 3500 share the same board layout and same buildhouse.

Would be cool if someone posted internals.

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Links to specs for those Amps might would help too ...
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View PostAaron Clinton, on 15 October 2012 - 08:16 AM, said:

View Post98GMC, on 13 October 2012 - 02:08 AM, said:

Just an FIY the AQ 3500.1 is more powerful and is closer to a 4k amplifier in output.

The orignial AQ 3500 and Crescendo 3500 share the same board layout and same buildhouse.

Would be cool if someone posted internals.

View PostCablguy184, on 28 October 2012 - 03:46 PM, said:

Links to specs for those Amps might would help too ...


http://www.crescendo...em/bc3500d.html

Crescendo-3500

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http://www.soundqube...ifier_p_32.html

Original AQ-3500 has been replaced by the AQ-3500.1

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Edited by 98GMC, 30 October 2012 - 12:39 PM.

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Here is the newer AQ3500.1D

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A few alterations were made for this model.

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Would be curious to find out.  :)





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