Budget Amp Picks in 2020?

#CarAudio #Budget #Amplifiers
Five recommended from previous videos and tests. All are around $200 or less. Everything from monoblocks, to 2 channel choices up to 4 and 5 channels as well. How do you like the list?

1. Rockville RXM-T2 – 2 channel, 1200W RMS amp – https://amzn.to/2ZswzgD
2. NVX VADM1 – 500W RMS monoblock mini amp – https://amzn.to/2zSgVjS
3. Kenwood KAC-M3004 – tiny 4 channel amp capable of 400W plus – https://amzn.to/3cVgBiA
4. Pioneer GM-D9701 – 1200W RMS monoblock – https://amzn.to/2ZmJmRH
5. Pioneer GM-D9705 – Class A/B plus Class D hybrid 5 channel amp – https://amzn.to/2zS0i7z

Please note, prices may fluctuate from the ones I show in the video, I cannot help this! As an Amazon associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases.

EXO’s Surprise Install for his Girlfriend – https://youtu.be/KqyZeKDv3_4
Quality Mobile Video’s Test of the GM-D9701 – https://youtu.be/c_1WEA8v65k
Subwoofer King’s new Taramps Smart 3 – https://youtu.be/55w6AWR3HTM

See Previous Test videos:
Rockville RXM-T2 – https://youtu.be/2Hs6clPmqc0
NVX VADM1 – https://youtu.be/LTPI2cLujyQ
Kenwood KAC-M3004 – https://youtu.be/99tiyWuuAGM
Pioneer GM-D9601 – https://youtu.be/ujYIgE96gk8
Pioneer GM-D9605 – https://youtu.be/1UloK47DFWA

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50 Comments

  1. Coco Master on February 17, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    How do I get ahold of one of those molex type connecters for my massive audio amp? Turns Marine amp meant amp for water and would come with a more secure connect… Go figures I like it, now it plug and play but no good if I’m not getting any signal with what they gave me.



  2. Darek L on February 17, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    You lost me as a viewer when you recommend a Rockville amp as being quality. Absolute junk!



  3. Krotos 1970 on February 17, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I had a gm8601 for under 10 years, it always killed my subs, until 1 day it didn’t want to come on anymore fuses are good, since then I’ve been running over 7 thousand watts with Wolfram and Skar, but I I still miss my tiny 800 watt amp



  4. Williston Audio Labs on February 17, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Five recommended from previous videos and tests. All are around $200 or less. Everything from monoblocks, to 2 channel choices up to 4 and 5 channels as well. How do you like the list?

    1. Rockville RXM-T2 – 2 channel, 1200W RMS amp – https://amzn.to/2ZswzgD
    2. NVX VADM1 – 500W RMS monoblock mini amp – https://amzn.to/2zSgVjS
    3. Kenwood KAC-M3004 – tiny 4 channel amp capable of 400W plus – https://amzn.to/3cVgBiA
    4. Pioneer GM-D9701 – 1200W RMS monoblock – https://amzn.to/2ZmJmRH
    5. Pioneer GM-D9705 – Class A/B plus Class D hybrid 5 channel amp – https://amzn.to/2zS0i7z

    Please note, prices may fluctuate from the ones I show in the video, I cannot help this! As an Amazon associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases.



  5. RobHTech on February 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I’m pretty sure that the A/B is referring to the channel names, not A/B amp. I checked the manual and Pioneer’s website, and both indicate that the 5 ch is a class D.



  6. pvillan559 on February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Is there any budget 4k watt amplifier? To match to a Dc XL elite 15. Tryint to find something around $100to1k watt area or so. I know i wont find anything under 300



  7. Coco Master on February 17, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Are mono block amps bridgeable? If not what a good budget bridgeable amp for bass? I want to add an epicenter too.



  8. Doug Spain on February 17, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Big D I got the JL audio DX 500 with two kicker 10’s man that thing rocks hard !



  9. Richard Montoya on February 17, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Does the Rockville RXA-T2 dyno the same?



  10. Rolling Thunder on February 17, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Try out harmony audio tell us if it’s quality bro



  11. Jaymo on February 17, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    This is the Dr. Phil of car audio



  12. Dennis Johnson on February 17, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    The GM-D9705 is $350 now?! Good old pandemic inflation…



  13. Tejas Auto Salon Jason W. on February 17, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I’ve been loving the results from my BOSS branded audio. I’m running 2×10" subs in my Super Duty crew cab behind the rear seats with the Chaos 2000watt monoblock good from 50hz to 200hz. Plenty for the cab. In my Supra I’m running their DVC12’s in a modified prefab box that just Rocks! The setup in my truck was around $250 and my Supra was $350. That’s all materials and parts. I have a video on my channel with the Supra.



  14. Zuma Zoomzoom on February 17, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Taramps????



  15. Jaime Badillo Jr on February 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Could you test Hertz amplifiers



  16. Jason Barch on February 17, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Hey Big D,

    I’ve been watching your videos and you gave me some great ideas. So I just purchased

    AMERICAN BASS American Bass Elite Series 12 Woofer 1200 RMS 2400 Peak 3 VC / E1244 /

    and

    Alpine S-S65 S-Series 6.5-inch Coaxial 2-Way Speakers (pair)

    What amps should I be looking at to run these 3 speakers in my Sprinter van?

    Thanks a lot, Jason



  17. Keith Strong on February 17, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Skar for the win!!🥳



  18. James W - 2.0 coming soon on February 17, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Can we get top budget AB amps for SQ



  19. Trudeau Must go on February 17, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    You need to start mentioning things other than power. Damping factor is fairly important i believe



  20. Falc 302 on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for posting all these videos. they’re good.



  21. Girl On A Quest on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    I like amps with RCA input so i can mod them for pc speakers.



  22. Jamie Brown on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Do another one of amps to avoid!!



  23. rich fortner on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    I almost was going to ask what happened to taramps until I saw the end lol



  24. Maro Sanchez on February 17, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Big D. Can you test the punch p600x4



  25. Epson Charles on February 17, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Are we talking RMS only when they on the dyno? For some reason, I hate to hear (xxxxx) watts/max



  26. Quinton Kubenka on February 17, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Get a Skar thank me later



  27. Louie Pelaez on February 17, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Hey I’m a new watcher of your channel! Love the amp dynometer. Pretty cool! I was wondering if you could recommend a budget class D 2 channel amplifier? I’m looking to build an efficient stereo for my van build. I’ll be running off of solar so Class D is really important for efficient use of my battery.



  28. joshua manypenny on February 17, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Can you ever dyno rockvilles dj amps?



  29. Imissyourmoms Smellypussy on February 17, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    I picked up a skar rp.1500 this amp should be in the list



  30. BloodFlow HigH on February 17, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Just got 4 mid range speaker (1 measurr at 8ohms) but going bridge down the pair at 4ohmd. What’s a decent 800 WATTS AMP at 100 rms will be suited for this??



  31. ealiev60 on February 17, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    those prices are at least $100 more now lol need new video



  32. Digivolution on February 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Hey big D, can you please review the pioneer gm dx 874. Pioneer claim they have quality caps inside



  33. Enrique C. on February 17, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Which amp will work with these speakers ? KICKER CS Series CSC4 4 Inch Car Audio Speaker with Woofers, Yellow (2 Pack) I’m using a raspberry 4 with an arcade1up modded



  34. Phill Schneider on February 17, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I bought the pioneer and after a year it caught in fire internally and started pouring out smoke! Luckily I was able to disconnect it quick enough before it turned into an actual fire! Long story, but it was replaced with the same amp and it hasn’t caught on fire….. yet…



  35. Chris Philhower on February 17, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    The Kenwood M3004 50×4 is a Decent amp for its size. Had one in a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Infinity Primus speakers. Wish it made a little more power. I like to ride with the windows down. I have a 2019 Hyundai Kona now. SE AWD. Had a shop install a Sony XMGS4 4 channel. Loud. Kicker KS series speakers. Future plans to put in a 12" Kicker CompR DVC (2Ohm each) to a Kicker 43CWR122.



  36. RustyTheUglyBeetle on February 17, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Let’s get an update on those Rockville’s, they’re pretty tough to find.



  37. bcdurr on February 17, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Would the RXM-F4 be a good replacement for the RXM-T2 since it is no longer available and I want the 4 channel version?



  38. Jason Walter on February 17, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    I got a rockville RVA-M2 2500w recently for my beater truck and I have been overly impressed. I have it paired with a single 12 kicker comp dual 4ohm wired at 2ohm at 400w and it beats.I’m familiar with the company and normally would never recommend them for anything else, but the amp is great for the price. I do appreciate they give you the legit output along with the BS max wattage lol



  39. Floyd Beard on February 17, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    How did I miss this video. Never got a notification 😕



  40. ItsAlwaysFriday on February 17, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I installed one of the kenwood 3004’s and it ran very hot. Had to switch it out for a different amp. The Pioneers in that series are beasts. One of the best bang for the buck you’ll get. I run an 8601 and 8604 in my car. Great video and info as always.



  41. johnny tapia on February 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    8:52 😂😂💀💀💀



  42. AndanteX on February 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Still running my Alpine MRP-M450 she runs like a dream to a Kicker ProComp 10” sub. Sadly her sister Alpine 4 channel lost it on the power side. Been running these for many many years (since 2006). 4ch powered my JBL 5*7 that didn’t die until they were 16 years old



  43. Tarek El Gohary on February 17, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Great vid mate as usual … but I’m a bit confused:

    Pioneer Gm-D9701 putting:
    500 rms @4 ohm
    800 rms @2 ohm
    1200 rms @1 ohm
    Now I’m getting a single RF T1 12" 800 rms (in sealed enclosure) available in both 2 or 4 dvc. Which one to pick for this amp?
    Should I get the exact matching sub with 800 rms and run it @2 ohm or should I get the 1 ohm load and adjust the gain for 800w?
    Any recommendations?
    (will adjust the gain with a voltmeter in either case)



  44. Richard McClary on February 17, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    What if you already broke the bank



  45. Daniel Warbucks on February 17, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I had the pioneer its very well made but the protection circuit is a bit sensitive and will go into protect when going full tilt



  46. Terry Fisher on February 17, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Can you do a video on a 5or6 channel amp?🙄



  47. Byron Chambliss on February 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Great info



  48. TunerDad TunerDad on February 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I put Rockville marine amps in my Boat amd my Jeep. They definitely are worth the money.



  49. Some Guy on February 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Black Friday 20% off deals at Skar! I scored a rd.1200.1d for $140!!!!!



  50. Colby laro on February 17, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Too bad the pioneer isn’t marine rated.