Yes, both were tested and both measured almost identical. No hiccups at all. They are rock solid old time big heavy iron amps. No blown fuses, but a bunch of heat out of the top and the fans would kick in regularly. Voltage was not sucked down, but they were running on a dedicated 30 amp circuit and would draw close to 20 amps.
Good to hear. Not bad at all for some 20 year old amps. Not even sure what I'm going to do with them yet. Probably try them out on my subs to compare them with the CE4000's then move them to a pair of my Klipsch CF4's and try that out. Thanks a bunch Chuck. PM, or email me when you want to take care of the shipping details. No rush at all, just whenever.
Just an FYI. Chuck went WAY out of his way to help me out with aquiring and testing these Techron amps, so I've got to give him mad thanks. The amp testing and other stuff he's doing are not all fun and games and it's a real asset to have him around here.
Thanks for the test, Chuck! For those who can't read the published specs (probably most of us), it's 650 @ 8 ohms stereo and 2000 @ 8 ohms bridged. No distortion or frequency range specified. Then it's .05% distortion at 1200W into 4 ohms, 1kHz. Pretty sparse specs to say the least but fortunately we have our old pal Chuck to keep 'em honest.
The Face Audio is not bad at all, 900 over watts for 4 ohms 1%, 2 ohms its stable (but very far off from specs), and is very accurate to the paper specs for 8 ohms. At least it maintains the power when doing 20Hz.
Guess that you wouldn't want to drive a set of Apogee Scintilla's ( sp? ) with that amp LOL..
"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."
A friend of mine designs signal amplifiers for medical equipment, he has a class D design he's been working on, going for excellent efficiency. Right now, it is 92%, getting any more will result in compromises, maybe some genius somewhere can get 94% or MAYBE 95% in real world tested conditions.
I agree; unfortunately, I have two of these guys still in the box which I purchased solely based upon their 4 ohm spec - this test reveals 66% of published spec. I may reach out to seek resolution here; I believe this missing 1/3 would indeed factor into my planned overhead.
Chuck, could you please test bridged capability?
Originally Posted by penngray
I remember the aftermath to the Dayton 1000W amp test when it only did aroun 600W instead of 1000W into 4 ohms.
I agree that the difference isnt much in terms of dBs but its still a 400W difference.
I still think all these test continue to show the EP2500 as an easy DIY sub amp choice.
The Face F1200TS doesn't really do that much better than a EP2500 considering the additional cost. I'd still take a XS1200/XS900, PLX3602/3402, CE4000, pair of EP2500's over it. It does look the best of those though.
There seems to be a small problem with running the face amp in bridged mode
I never tried it at home either but Chuck did, lets just say I hope the warranty is good
Yes, there was a problem with the amplifier. It lost a lot of its 'magic smoke' when I turned it on in bridged mode. But there is a bright side to this story.
I spoke with Breton at Face Audio this morning and I explained what happened to the amplifier. He asked for the serial number and said a new amplifier will be shipped by FedEx to me today. He also emailed me a FedEx prepaid return shipping label to send the broken amplifier back with. I believe he is sending the new amplfier overnight so that I should receive it tomorrow. I explained to Breton that I was not the owner of the amplifier and the circumstances as to why I had the amp. He said that is not a problem and would gladly send the amp to my address instead of to penngray's house where it would sit outside until penngray gets home from traveling.
THIS IS INCREDIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Did I say that loud enough? Face Audio is to be commended for their customer service and ease of use.
When I get the new amplifier I will continue testing and perform the bridged mode tests and post the results when I am done.