Crunch Car Amplifiers Review

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In this post, we will be reviewing the most popular Crunch car amplifiers. These are entire series of Crunch car amps that include the Smash, Ground Pounder, GTRll, PowerX PXA, Powerzone, Power Drive, and Power X series.

Crunch Smash Series

Crunch SA-2100.4 Smash Series...

Crunch Smash featuring QTD Technology has built-in electronic crossovers and outputs of up to 1100 watts. Crunch’s Smash amplifiers remain cool and are compact enough to fit in any little place. They have a heat sink to protect the amps from overheating and a power supply that distributes power with minimum effect on the electrical system. Crunch uses RCA materials to reduce interference and decrease distortion.

Channels

The Crunch Smash series amps vary in terms of number of channels. The following is the number of channels for the different amps in this series:

  • SA-2100.1 Smash – 1 channel
  • SA-2100.4 Smash – 4 channels
  • SA-1100.1 Smash – 1 channel
  • SA-1100.4 Smash – 4 channels
  • SA-1100.2 Smash – 2 channels

Power

Unlike the size of the Crunch Smash series, the output ratings of these amps are pretty wide-ranging. For example, the SA-1100.1 amp has a peak power handling of 1100 watts and a max RMS of 195W. The following is the peak power handling and max RMS for the remaining amps in the Smash series.

  • SA-1100.2: Peak power handling of 110W; and a max RMS of 30W
  • SA-1100.4: Peak power handling: 1100W; max RMS: 60W
  • SA-2100.1: Peak power handling: 2100W; max RMS: 425W
  • SA-2100.4: Peak power handling: 2100W; max RMS: 130W

Price

The Smash series amps vary in terms of pricing. The pricing is mainly based on the output ratings of the amps in the series. Overall, the Smash series amps fall within the $79.99-$199.99 price range.

Design and Appearance

The Crunch Smash series features SPEED-FET MOSFET components to maximize power and minimize overall distortion.

The ‘Pulse Width Modulated Power Supply’ produces power with very minimal impact on its electrical system. Also, the amp’s Nickel Plated Brass Connection around the terminals offers a secure connection for users while also resisting corrosion.

Crunch Ground Pounder Series

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Built-in electronic crossovers and a bass control are included in the Ground Pounder series featuring QTD Technology, which delivers 2500 watts to subwoofers. The line provides crystal-clear audio with no distortion. It has a completely adjustable electronic equalization as well as high-level inputs for connecting to OEM audio systems without RCA outputs.

Channels

The following is the number of channels for the different amps in the Crunch Ground Pounder Series:

  • GP-3500.1D Ground Pounder – 1 channel
  • GP-2500.1 Ground Pounder – 1 channel
  • GP-1500.1 Ground Pounder – 1 channel
  • GP-2000.4 Ground Pounder – 4 channels
  • GP-1500.4 Ground Pounder – 4 channels
  • GP-1000.4 Ground Pounder – 4 channels
  • GP-2000.2 Ground Pounder – 2 channels
  • GP-1500.2 Ground Pounder – 2 channels

Power

Like the Smash series amps, the output ratings of the Ground Pounder series are also diverse. For example, at the higher end, GP-3500.1D has a peak power handling of 3500W and max RMS of equal capacity, i.e. 3500 watts. At the lower end, GP-1000.2 has a peak power handling of 1000W and a max RMS of 500W.

Price

The Crunch Ground Pounder series amps vary in terms of pricing. The pricing is mainly based on the output ratings of the amps in the series. Overall, the Ground Pounder series amps fall within the $79.99-$169.99 price range.

Design and Appearance

The Ground Pounder is a Class A/B amplifier with excellent power for the money. It has MOSFET technology, a flexible crossover, an amazing sounding pre-amp section, selectable bass boost, high-level speaker lead inputs, oversized speaker connections, and smashing power.

Additionally, during routine music listening, Quick Thermal Dispersion Technology ensures that increased mass in the heat sink made from aluminum maintains the cool of the amplifier with virtually imperceptible distortions.

Crunch Power X Series

Crunch PX1000.4 Power...

In stereo and four-channel amps, Crunch POWER X uses complete Class A/B technology, with Class D in mono. Like the PowerX PXA amps, the amps with QTD (Quick Thermal Dispersion) technology in the Power X series keeps the amps performing powerfully while staying cool.

Channels

Although Class A/B sounds better, the PC boards take up a little more room than alternative circuit topologies. With Crunch POWER X, the firm has removed some of the more obscure functions to provide a fantastic amplifier that sounds exactly like you would expect a Crunch amp to.

The following is the number of channels for the different amps in the Power X Series:

  • PX-1025.1 Power X – 1 channel
  • PX-2025.1D Power X – 1 channel
  • PX 2000.1D Power X – 1 channel
  • PX-1025.4 Power X – 4 channels
  • PX 1000.4 Power X – 4 channels
  • PX-1025.2 Power X – 2 channels
  • PX 1000.2 Power X – 2 channels

Power

Like the other Crunch series reviewed above, the PowerX series has wide-ranging output ratings. For example, at the higher end, PX-2025.1D has a peak power handling of 2025W and a max RMS of 1000 watts. At the lower end, PX 1000.2 has a peak power handling of 1000W and a max RMS of 500W.

Price

The Crunch PowerX series amps vary in terms of pricing. The pricing is reasonable compared to many other series. Like the other Crunch series reviewed above, the pricing is mainly based on the output ratings of the amps in the series. Overall, the PowerX series amps fall within the $89-$199 price range.

Design and Appearance

The Crunch Power X series is limited to three models, which are the “HOT MOVERS”. It features SPEED-FET MOSFET components that can maximize the power efficiency of the amp while minimizing the overall distortion to improve sound quality. Additionally, a high energy feature called ‘Pulse Width Modulated Power Supply’ produces power with very minimal impact on its electrical system.

Crunch GTRII Series

Crunch Class D Mono Amplifier...

Crunch GTRII amplifiers are influenced by both car and street racing. The world over, the GTR or GT-R has meant several amazing Grand Tourer or Grand Touring cars. Crunch GTRII delivers the Power of Music! You turn on the volume the second you switch it on. The GTRII line’s significant music horsepower results in amplifiers with “race car dependability.”

Channels

The following is the number of channels for the different amps in the GTRII Series:

  • GTRII-4000.1D – 1 channel
  • GTRII-3000.1D – 1 channel
  • GTRII-1400.4 – 4 channels
  • GTRII-2000.2 – 2 channels
  • GTRII-900.4 – 4 channels
  • GTRII-1500.2 – 2 channels
  • GTRII-1000.2 – 2 channels

Power

Like the previous two series, the output ratings of the Crunch GTRII series are also diverse. For example, at the higher end, GTRII-4000 has a peak power handling of 4000W and a max RMS of 2000 watts. At the lower end, GTRII-1000.2 has a peak power handling of 1000W and a max RMS of 500W.

Price

The GTRII series amps vary in terms of pricing. However, the pricing is on the higher side as compared to the other series. The pricing is mainly based on the output ratings of the amps in the series. Overall, the Crunch GTRII series amps fall within the $149-$379 price range.

Design and Appearance

The VersaCross Electronic Crossover for customizing your sound and QTD (Quick Thermal Dispersion) technology ensures that the amplifiers generate tremendous power while operating extremely cool with practically imperceptible musical aberrations making the GTRII series dependable and great sounding.

Crunch Power Drive Series

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The Crunch Power Drive amp series includes massive amplifiers that utilize Pro Power to produce incredible sounds. This unique Crunch function employs two output devices to deliver greater power and sounds.

Channels

The following is the number of channels for the different amps in the Power Drive Series:

  • PD4000.2 – 2 channels
  • PD3000.2 – 2 channels
  • PD4000.4 – 4 channels
  • PD3000.1D – 1 channel
  • PD2000.2 – 2 channels
  • PD2100.1 – 1 channel
  • PD2000.4 – 4 channels
  • PD1500.1 – 1 channel
  • PD1500.2 – 2 channel
  • PD1400.4 – 4 channels
  • PD1100.2 – 2 channels
  • PD1000.4 – 4 channels
  • PD800.2 – 2 channels

Overall, the Crunch Power Drive is a massive amp that produces a lot of power and runs extremely cool; it also accurately relays how your music should sound with Class A/B sound quality circuits.

Power

The Power Drive is equipped with complete Class A/B technology. It’s all about the power of excellent audio quality. However, like the other Crunch series reviewed above, the Crunch Power Drive series has wide-ranging output ratings.

For example, at the higher end, PD4000.2 has a peak power handling of 4000W and a max RMS of 1000 watts. At the lower end, PD800.2 has a peak power handling of 800W and a max RMS of 200W.

Price

The Power Drive series amps vary in terms of pricing. The pricing is on the higher side as compared to many other series. The pricing is mainly based on the output ratings of the amps in the series. Overall, the Crunch Power Drive series amps fall within the $129-$399 price range.

Design and Appearance

These amps are massive, and that’s on purpose. It’s because they employ QTD (Quick Thermal Dispersion) Technology, which implies they contain more aluminum than standard amplifiers. The POWER DRIVE amplifiers, according to QTD, provide massive power while operating coolly and with virtually imperceptible distortions.

Crunch Powerzone Series

For the PROS, Power Zone has some extremely unique models. These PRO versions are designed to provide the most power into huge, full-range audio systems that are MOBILE-PRO ready. Power Zone Pro amplifiers are ideal for backyard barbecues and tailgating.

Channels

The following is the number of channels for the different amps in the Powerzone Series:

  • PZX2000.1 – 1 channel
  • PZX1500.1 – 1 channel
  • PZX1800.4 – 4 channels
  • PZX1300.2 – 2 channels
  • PZX1000.1 – 1 channel
  • PZX1000.2 – 2 channels
  • PZX1200.4 – 4 channels
  • PZX900.4 – 4 channels
  • PZX750.2 – 2 channels

Power

The Powerzone amplifiers have a lot of power, and the QTD (Quick Thermal Dispersion) technology ensures that the amplifier produces a lot of power while operating cool and with almost unnoticeable melodic aberrations.

Like all other Crunch series reviewed above, the Crunch Powerzone series has wide-ranging output ratings. For example, at the higher end, PZX2000.1 has a peak power handling of 2000W and a max RMS of 1000 watts. At the lower end, PZX750.2 has a peak power handling of 750W and a max RMS of 165W.

Price

The Powerzone series amps vary in terms of pricing. The pricing is on the higher side as compared to many other series. The pricing is mainly based on the output ratings of the amps in the series. Overall, the Crunch Powerzone series amps fall within the $139-$339 price range.

Design and Appearance

The Powerzone amps use SPEED-FET output devices and red heat sink components. In a 1 ohm steady application, QTD technology can output up to 2000 watts. There’s also a bass remote included for convenience.

Crunch PowerX PXA Series

Crunch PowerX Series amps provide a lot of power in a small package. With the mono amplifier steady at 2 ohms and the bass remote, the PowerX supplies the VersaCross Electronic Crossover. Amplifiers with QTD (Quick Thermal Dispersion) technology keep the PowerX series performing powerful while staying cool. This ensures that the amplifier produces a lot of power while remaining cool and producing almost no audio distortions.

Channels

The following is the number of channels for the different amps in the PowerX Series:

  • PXA-1800.1 – 1 channel
  • PXA-1200.4 – 4 channels
  • PXA-1200.1 – 1 channel
  • PXA-1200.2 – 2 channels

Power

The output ratings of the Crunch PowerX Series are also diverse. For example, at the higher end, PXA-1800.1 has a peak power handling of 1800W and a max RMS of 900 watts. At the lower end, PXA-1200.1 has a peak power handling of 12000W and a max RMS of 600W.

Price

The Crunch PowerX Series amps vary in terms of pricing. The pricing is mainly based on the output ratings of the amps in the series. Overall, the PowerX Series amps fall within the $149-$199 price range.

Design and Appearance

To provide an outstanding sound production and acoustic purity, these Crunch amps use tweeters of soft dome quality made from neo Mylar and Poly Cones made from silver alpha-cellulose. The moisture and ultraviolet-resistant casings made from rubber provide dependable performance even after extended usage.

Additionally, the Kapton voice coil and over-coil cooling system demonstrate that they are lightweight and effectively disperse heat in high-performance applications.

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