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Planet Audio stuff any good?

Are Planet Audio amps any good? I'm not looking to drop $500-$600 on an amp. More like $150-$200 So I've been looking at :

Planet Audio P600.5S
Kenwood KAC959
Hifonics ZX8000

I know the snobs will cry thier all junk.....but which would you go with?

I'm looking for a 5 channel with about 400 watts RMS total.

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Are Planet Audio amps any good? I'm not looking to drop $500-$600 on an amp. More like $150-$200 So I've been looking at :

Planet Audio P600.5S
Kenwood KAC959
Hifonics ZX8000

I know the snobs will cry thier all junk.....but which would you go with?

I'm looking for a 5 channel with about 400 watts RMS total.

Scott
i installed a system for a customer with a planet audio 2 channel on some MTX subs. it sounded okay, it was just real boomy due to it being in a bandpass box and in a Tahoe (he brought all this stuff to me, not stuff we sold to him). i personally thought it didnt sound to great.

out of those amps i'd probably go with the kenwood
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I have 2 kenwoods, and have had plenty in the past, I would vote kenwood bro.

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JL Audio e6450
rated @ 45x4 and 200x1 @12V. Magazine test CEA-2006 72x4 and 363x1.
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JL Audio e6450
rated @ 45x4 and 200x1 @12V. Magazine test CEA-2006 72x4 and 363x1.

But.... that's what....$500? Plus I actually don't need that much power.

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But.... that's what....$500? Plus I actually don't need that much power.

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Come into fry's in irving. Talk to me brian stewart and i will hook you up with some good shit. Do not go to car toys. they are like stupid expensive. We have alot of the same shit for alot cheaper.

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Come into fry's in irving. Talk to me brian stewart and i will hook you up with some good shit. Do not go to car toys. they are like stupid expensive. We have alot of the same shit for alot cheaper.
so you carry JL these days huh? and eclipse?
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Less @ EW's.
Alipne has a small 5 ch too.
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Are Planet Audio amps any good? I'm not looking to drop $500-$600 on an amp. More like $150-$200 So I've been looking at :
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Come into fry's in irving. Talk to me brian stewart and i will hook you up with some good shit. Do not go to car toys. they are like stupid expensive. We have alot of the same shit for alot cheaper.

Really, how much is your MTX thunder 7500 12 inch sub? how about your kenwood kdc-828?


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Come into fry's in irving. Talk to me brian stewart and i will hook you up with some good shit. Do not go to car toys. they are like stupid expensive. We have alot of the same shit for alot cheaper.
I went on the Fry's site and NO 5 channels amps at all, but it did have a Hifonics 6 channel amp for $700.....

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Go with planet audio its pretty cheap but they give out the wattage it sayd unlike them other cheap brands like legacy
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The main reason I was interested in Planet Audio was :

A. Price
B' s/n ratio of 105Db, usually a sign of decent electronics (off thier website)
C. They are "made in the USA". (off thier website)

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The main reason I was interested in Planet Audio was :

A. Price
B' s/n ratio of 105Db, usually a sign of decent electronics (off thier website)
C. They are "made in the USA". (off thier website)

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actually, a CD is only capable of approximately 95db s/n so anything more than that is not doing you any good, and in most cases, the s/n ratings are exaggerated.
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i would go with planet audio for a number of reason. The price is affordable .
they look good they last a long time (if installed right). The only problem with planet audio is the way they are marketed. They been around while. if they had a better marketing they would be a house hold name like Jl Alpine MTX and so on. Thats just my .02 cents
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that, and the quality is sub-par, that MIGHT have something to do with the lack of them being a "household name".

I have had PLENTY of experience with their equipment.
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that, and the quality is sub-par, that MIGHT have something to do with the lack of them being a "household name".

I have had PLENTY of experience with their equipment.
^^^ he's rockin 4 12's of planet audio in his whip

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im rocking 2 big bang 15"s and the ap 500.2(for the subs) in and the ap500.4 with 3 sets of v62ck component sets 2 in the front one in the back it sounds great. For the price its a great deal. Of course i know its all on what you like and what you are happy with this could go on for days about the. Are they good or bad.
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Are Planet Audio amps any good? I'm not looking to drop $500-$600 on an amp. More like $150-$200 So I've been looking at :

Planet Audio P600.5S
Kenwood KAC959
Hifonics ZX8000

I know the snobs will cry thier all junk.....but which would you go with?

I'm looking for a 5 channel with about 400 watts RMS total.

Scott
Perfect answer and only $200. It's rated at 380watts total RMS at 4 ohms, the Eclipse EA3532. It's very conservatively rated, will run 2 ohms and is a good quality brand name. There are a couple of cheaper ones on ebay but this is a buy it now.

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Perfect answer and only $200. It's rated at 380watts total RMS at 4 ohms, the Eclipse EA3532. It's very conservatively rated, will run 2 ohms and is a good quality brand name. There are a couple of cheaper ones on ebay but this is a buy it now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
Thanks for the tip, I'm buying the EA3532 tonight!!

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