Car Audio Bargain (CAB)
Audio Apex CAB-M165 5 Channel Car Amplifier 1600 Watts RMS
Audio Apex CAB-M165 Amplifier
The CAB-M165 is one of the best bang for the buck 5 Channel amplifiers available on the market today. The amplifiers are a class A/B amplifier that deliver 100 watts a channel @ 4 ohm, and over 150 watts a channel @ 2ohm full range. The M-165 also delivers 1,000 watts into a sub channel @ 1ohm for over 1,600 watts total across 5 channels! The amplifier also comes with a bass knob for adjustment of the subwoofer output.
4ga Power & Ground inputs
Operational Voltage: 9.0v -16.0v
Full Range Channels
Power: 150 Watts RMS X 4 @ 2 ohm at 14.4v
Power: 100 Watts RMS X 4 @ 4 ohm at 14.4v
Power: 600 Watts RMS @ 2 ohm
Power: 1,000 Watts RMs @ 1 ohm
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
Signal Noise Ratio: 85dB
Input Sensitivity: 22,000 Ohms
Input Sensitivity: 100MV-6V
T.H.D. : <0.05%
Bass Frequency: 30Hz-80Hz
Low Pass Frequency: 40Hz-4,000Hz
High Pass Frequency: 50Hz-8,000Hz
Bass Boost: 0-12dB
Good: Cleanest amp I've heard in a while in this price range. Best built in crossover on an amp I've ever seen. Usually the crossovers are hard drop offs, but these have some mesh to them. I typically use JBL amps. Bad: this thing is massive! I wanted to mount under my seat, but far to big for that. I ended up mounting to the rear deck lid, like old school disc changers. My setup: 2016 Honda Accord all stock charging/head unit, cheapo LOC IBLOC04. 4 gauge nvx power/ground. Skar 6 channel rca, and Metra 9 wire conductor. Polk db 6.5's Hutchinson audio 8 @1 ohm tru spec box
Hesitant to purchase one of the cheapest 5 channel amps on the market but don't let the price fool you, makes clean rated power and sounds great. Even with it being a budget amp, all the connections are solid and secure.
This amp performs great an looks good too .. i have it powering ct sounds meso components upfront and meso 6x9 in the rear deck along with a single skar svr 8d2 in a custom 4th bandpass an the amp has plenty of power .. the cab amps have impressed me
Nice over all amp looks good sounds good plenty of power. the bad is the set screws are all Philips head not hex head. The screw driver tips wants to slip out and it is hard to tighten them down with out damage to the set screws. The manual is not very helpful, and has the wrong information as far as power output. overall it is a nice amp and am happy with it.
I bought this 5 channel amp to power my whole system in my Jeep JKU and it far exceeds my expectations. Right now it is running 4, 6.5 FOCAL mids, 4 FOCAL tweeters, and 2 12" Sundown EV D4 woofers and I barely have the gains up. Its an easy install and the only draw back is the instruction manual however if you have the slightest clue about car audio you should be able to figure it all out and if not Audio Apex/CAB has amazing customer service that can answer most any question you may have. For the price and the quality you cannot go wrong buying this product!
I can see where the choices were made to help keep cost down, but let me tell you they kept quality where it counted. I have it on a set of kicker KS components and the sound quality is outstanding! Haven't decided on a sub stage yet but I'm sure it won't disappoint as I'm really blown away with the mids and highs it puts out! There is some type Os in the manual and wiring is a bit different than conventional side by side terminating but I'm confident anyone that decides to install on their own can figure it out! All in all 10/10 recommend for a one amp does it all on a decent budget!!