Just because your amp produces x-watts at 1 ohm, and you are presenting it with a 1 Ohm load, it doesn't always mean your output will be x-watts. Check out THIS short article from the folks at A-Trend for a more concise explanation of "Box Rise" before you buy your next amplifier.
What in the world is a Big3 Upgrade and is it right for you? Simple answer, a Big3 Upgrade is basically an electrical stress reliever for your vehicle's charging system, so yes it is very beneficial, and sometimes even necessary! Comprised of a series of wire gauge upgrades under the hood, the Big3 Lessens the burden placed on stock wiring, and allows all your 12 volt accessories to function better by lessening the risk of electrical inefficiency. A typical Big3 installation consists of an upgraded power wire between the alternator's charging post and the stock position battery's positive terminal, a Ground wire upgrade from the alternator bracket or engine block to a frame point, and another Ground upgrade from the stock position battery's ground post to a frame point. These 3 short runs of wire make a tremendous difference when improving the overall electrical health of your car audio system. Click HERE to view our selection of Big3 Kits for sale, and don't forget to check out our how-to VIDEO to see how easy it is to perform your very own Big3 installation. OR check out the cool video below from the folks over at Sonic Electronics and learn how right now!
So what's the big deal with your stock alternator? NOTHING AT ALL. When installing aftermarket 12 volt equipment in your ride, the heart of the system becomes less efficient at supplying those devices with adequate 12 volt current to allow for optimum performance. An OEM alternator averages a peak supply potential of 120 amps. Some vehicle's stock electrical devices pull as much as 100 amps of current, leaving the alternator onlly a small amount of leftover current to throw at your brand new 5,000 watt amplifier that needs over 400 amps of current. The math doesn't seem to work well, does it? Too many consumers leave so much power on the table by forgetting to feed their amplifiers and other 12 volt devices the current they so strongly crave. Remember, operation and performance are two different things. Feed your system with higher current by clicking HERE to examine our selection of High Output Alternators courtesy of G2 Power!