Excerpt: This amplifier is fantastic, for powering my 18" sub woofers in my P.A. system. Using the 18" sub woofers only for the bass drum with a bass drum microphone. Not using the thru low/high out jacks at all. Just using the channel A & B speakon outputs to the sub woofers. I'm using the 150Hz crossover button, and the 40Hz cut off filter button to prevent low-end rumble. This type of crossover does "sound" more natural than conventional "state-variable" type crossovers.
Pros: Easy To Install, Good audio, Good Low Cut Filter, Good Low End Crossover, Good Power Output, Great Sound, Versatile
Summary: I'm not sure what to call myself. I like loud, pumping bass. That's about it. I'm also on a strict budget. I'm a DJ who's had lots of experience with crest, crown, and peavey amplifiers. Ideally I would have bought one of those, but alas, I'm on a budget. I bought this amp to add to my current setup consisting of two Pyle PTA 1000 amplifiers, two 500 watt rms mains, and two 15" 350 watt rms (700watt peak) 8ohm subs. I bought this amp specifically for powering the subs.
Summary: This amp is very comparable watt per dollar to most amps out there. IT lacks all the fancy interfaces that the newer model amp has but it can give really good sound at medium volumes but once the clipping starts it's over. The only problem you will have with this amp is it doesn't have the head room that most pro amps have if you try to push it too hard it will distort. But this is true for all amps.
Summary: When I ordered this amplifier I did not expect it to be in use a whole lot. For this reason I could not justify spending my dollar on a QSC or Crown with equal power (let's pretend for a moment that the rated power of a given amp is an objective measurement). So, when I saw a built in crossover, 2 ohm stable, damping of greater than 300 at full power and the rms power bridged at this price....I was sold. The amp came and it was exactly as I expected.
Summary: If you are expecting to buy something of the quality of a crest, crown, or bgw. This amp is not really for you. This amp compared with other knock offs is quite nice. Yes the back panel looks a little cheap. This is not a touring amp. It will make a nice stationary amp. If you are a weekend warrior, treat your equipment nicely, and or are doing a fixed install this is the amp for you. I am using two or these amps for live sound at the moment.
Summary: The pyle PTA3000 is a good amp.for D-J services. It has power & can be used for sub-woofers driver, plus built in crossover used for an second amp for front stage speakers. The plye PTA3000 is the brain for a bi-amped or tri-amped system. I,m waiting for the chance to put it to the test at a hall or outside with my pylepro sub-woofers & main pylepro stage speakers.With the pylepro EQ (ppeq100) it really bumps up the solid sound that you want.
Summary: this product looks nice but there are no papers included to instruct how to connect it.I think it is a returned item due to a reason.It is not working right.I will never buy pyle product again.sorry