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XM4 being run over by a BMW

post #1 of 23
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Genltemen,

Practical Devices has a picture of an XM4 being run over by a BMW. Seriously. That's what sold me on the XM4. That car weighs 4000 pounds.

I was going to attach a picture, but file size is a little bit to big. Check out this picture here: http://www.practicaldevices.com/xm4_pictures.htm

(You may have to scroll down a little bit.)

Your pal,
Jon Keppel
post #2 of 23
I am sure any amp cased with that type of Hammond case, can be ran over by a car.
post #3 of 23
I once witnessed Chuck Norris crush an XM4 and a BMW between his thighs.
post #4 of 23
Hmmm yes... it's a requirement of all of my audio equipment that it must be able to withstand a car's weight. Because you just never know.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by chowdy View Post
Hmmm yes... it's a requirement of all of my audio equipment that it must be able to withstand a car's weight. Because you just never know.
Surely you are not that heavy?
post #6 of 23
I try very hard to remember not to leave my equipment under any car tires. So far so good.
post #7 of 23
Simple physics. Any such small enclosure of the same material, thickness etc. would survive. Marketing hype. Tape a AA battery to the large side of the case and see if the same thing happens.

GAD
post #8 of 23
one time i was sleeping on the drive way, a car ran over my head. i was ok.
post #9 of 23
Keppel, enjoy your new amp. It is a nice unit for the price, if you have the time and inclination you could swap the AD8620 op-amp in place of the OPA2134 it ships out with.

If you decide to roll the op-amp do so after you have put about 100 hours of burn in followed by at least 40 to 50 hours of actual listening. The idea is that the amp woould be fully burnt in and you know its sound signature before you start tweaking it. Best of luck.
post #10 of 23
nice first post keppel!

i believe Monsieur Mangetout would be delighted to try and eat a hammond case should you so wish!
post #11 of 23
Remember that only one tire is on the amp. Not even half the weight of the car is on the amp.
post #12 of 23
That's the same casing Xim uses for SMacro and Reference isn't it?
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
That's the same casing Xim uses for SMacro and Reference isn't it?
yep,

cant speak for ref, as havent had one in the flesh, but just comparing my XM4 with my smacro. identical.
post #14 of 23
Cool. They are tough little cases, Hammonds. Nothing special though, the strength is just a function of the size, shape and construction, as GAD said.
post #15 of 23
It is the same stunt eStarlabs did for their Monolith player. Sadly they are now gone...
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