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MB Quart OA1100.5 Onyx Series 1000W 5-Channel Amplifier
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Excellent amp! 02/23/2015

This review is from: MB Quart OA1100.5 Onyx Series 1000W 5-Channel Amplifier

Pros: Pros include, lots of power for the price, 5 channel amp is an all in one unit vs having to have two amps. Its nice not to have to jam multiple speaker wires into single wire output sockets like you normally do with a 2 channel amp. For adjusting the amps gains you get two flat head slots as oppose to the usual one, however i dont recommend using a phillips as the plastic can get stripped easily. Bass knob is awesome, i wouldn't recommended using different ethernet wire or knob from another brand, i tired that using a fusion bass knob and fusion phone cord and i heard loud popping noises. If youre going to hookup bass knob only use oem parts that were made for this specific amp.

Cons: Cons include, you have to use 4 gauge wire. Bass boost, when turned up a little bit it causes a ground loop noise to be heard on the mids and highs. I could not figure out what was causing this for a very long time. I had all new speakers, new headunit and was still getting that awful noise. Its possible the HP filters have a bad ground as well, pls read other thoughts. Turning up the bass boost a little shouldnt cause engine noise in the mids/highs and it took weeks of trying to figure out what was causing the bad ground, so i have to deduct one egg.

Other Thoughts: I was using the high pass filters for both the front and rear on the amp itself while I had the bass boost turned up about half way. I changed the HP filter to off on both and turned the bass boost gain all the way down. I have no ground loop noise and i could not be happier. I adjusted the filters for the front and rear using the headunit, my higher end alpine had this option. I had checked everything many times to try to get rid of the engine noise in the mids and highs. The last test i should have done was try the filters on the amp with the bass boost turned all the way down. However i know that with those filters set to off and the bass boost down all the way i can crank up the gains for both the sub and mids/highs and not get any engine noise. So if you get that dreaded noise and have all new stuff like i did, try turning the bass boost all the way down and if that doesnt work turn the filters for front and rear to off or full range. After trying what seemed to be everything to get rid of ground loop noise i now have an extremely loud system and am very happy.

P.S. Bass boosts usually just causes distortion anyways which can cause hearing damage and also this is a bad time of year to be trying to hookup and tune a system outdoors in new england.

StarTech USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to 2.5” SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very fast adapter. Faster than the thunderbolt adapter i purchased for $115. I tested the same SATA III drive in both adapters and this is what i got,

Thunderbolt: Write: 320 Read: 360

Startech Adapter: Write 360 Read: 410

Programs load like lightning. Cant beat the price.

Another pro is that is has an led hard drive activity light, its dimmed so its not obnoxious. This could possibly be the best $15 ive ever spent.

Cons: Nada

Other Thoughts: Late 2012 iMac 27"
i5 (3.2GHZ)
24 GB Ram
Graphics: Nvidia 675MX

Leone Tabletop Fountain WORLDWIDE SOURCING Fountains Y95269 034613952692
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Puts me right to sleep 04/23/2014

This review is from: Leone Tabletop Fountain WORLDWIDE SOURCING Fountains Y95269 034613952692

Pros: Got this because i had trouble falling asleep at night. They say the sound of moving water is good for trying to fall asleep. I like how its not girly looking as most fountains tend to be. Didnt want to get one of those white noise things because they probably chew up more juice whereas the small pump/ motor would have to consume less energy im guessing. I felt this was a significant factor since this needs to be left on all night.

Cons: Pump was loud at first but i think it just needed to be worked in a little. Now its very quiet. It also may not have had enough water in it. Wish there was a way to turn off led and not ruin components but im getting used to having a night light on now. Also wish there was a switch on the fountain itself, i hooked it up to a power strip and just use the switch on that to turn it off and on.

Other Thoughts: Fountain is very light and it serves its main purpose very well. Connecting the wires and getting it all setup was a breeze as well.


marc c.'s Profile

Display Name: marc c.

Date Joined: 08/10/05

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 02/23/15
  • Last Review: 02/23/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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