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Average Customer Rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars:
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July 15, 2012 1 ohm stable
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kutarescu from bucharest, Romania
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They say 1 ohm. NOT STABLE, idiots. I really don't know how can you manage burning amps. I think you are a bit parallel with car audio technique. Don't over range the gain (it isn't a VOLUME, it's a compensator). Bass boost is in about an 18dB range. Again, for compensation. In case you need to keep bass much lower in your head unit without HPF, so long and so forth. If you want 1 ohm (stupidity) buy competition amps. At 1 ohm, you may consider your final amplifier module short-circuited, but it still has to work a bit harder even for BRANDS (eg kicker, cerwin-vega, GZ, etc.).
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March 15, 2014 In reply to kutarescu/ Full review. NDX5500
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Therecanonlybe1 from Saint Charles, MO
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To the guy that says this is not one Ohm stable. First off nothing is short-circuited, 1 ohm has a very low resistance yes, but amps burn up because improper input voltage. I have benched this amp with clamps,volt meter, and a oscilloscope, at 1 ohm right before clipping was 1,891 watts. This is a sub 2K watt amplifier, for 170 bucks that's not bad.
You will NOT get the labeled 5500 MAX! That's a marketing gimmick.
This amp is stable at 1 ohm. Do not use BassBoost as it's a db gain @ 45 ish hertz. Adjust the gain properly, its not a volume nob.. its there to match your head unit's output voltage most head units have there output voltage labeled in the manual.
If you set this amp up right it does the job just expect a sub 2K watt amp. I have mine hooked up to a 18″ PSI Platform 2 @1 ohm.
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March 13, 2014 Boss NXD5500
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DotFader from Chico, California
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This amplifier is a good buy. You get a lot of power for a good price. Running it at 1 ohm and it seems to get a little warm but haven't run into any other issues yet.
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January 2, 2012 boss amps
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CRAZY from san jose, CA
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This amp is really good power per dollar.
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December 30, 2011 Powering single 12"
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westvandude from Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Single 12" MD Sound 12-12175 into 1.5cuft sealed custom fiberglass box. Dual 2ohm. Running parallel for 1ohm load to amp. 3farad capacitor.

Seat-of-pants-meter is telling me an honest 1000-1500wrms or so, maybe more. Can bottom out the subwoofer at higher power. Haven't clamped the output so just guessing. Great bang for your buck.
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March 20, 2012 Boss NXD5500
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Tim from Green Bay, WI
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Tons of power for the money. It pushed my two L7s decently, but I've sent it in under warranty twice now and it just broke again right after my warranty got done. It's a great amp if you baby it though.
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