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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 08:23 PM
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Cheap Amps

Can someone suggest some good amps under 200 bucks?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 09:05 PM
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What are you driving? Mids and highs or subs?

Kenwood is good and inexpensive.

check out www.smilephotovideo.com for cheap ass mail order

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The whole thing is that i don't want a brand name. I want a no name thats good. Know anything like that? I drive a v6 mustang and i want to power a sub more than 300watt.
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 09:12 PM
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Well, I've heard US Acoustics is m'kay. Never used them, get a used PPI Art Series...I got a A300 for $50 from a pawn shop. It is a 50x2 or 300x1

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Yeah i wouldn't mind that but u were lucky. Those are pretty hard to find used and in good condition.
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 09:23 PM
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Bah, those amps look gay so people sell them for cheap. I got an A404 (50x4) for the F-150 for like $200 off Ebay.

A pawn shop in south arlington has tons of stereo stuff. They are on 157 just past Sublett

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Well with the money i would pay for gas to drive from toronto canada to texas i could get a damn nice amp.
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 09:30 PM
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I didn't know you were North of the Border....hmmm, I'd check ebay man, cheap.

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 09:32 PM
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Check for what though. I'm not sure which are good.
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Stay away from Fosgate (unless it is old stuff).

For the sub:

PPI A200
PPI A300

Alpine V12 amps MRV-T320

Kenwood base model amps KAC-829

Pioneer amps are m'kay too.

Make sure you pay attention to the RMS rating it is the important one. Peak isn't important.

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ok thanx
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Sure, anytime.

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What about boss
do they make good amps?
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No. Boss, Pyramid, Lanzar(owned by Pyramid), Power Acoustic, JBC(yes, JBC), etc all suck and do not deliver the power that they say they do. A good quality small amp will out perform a junky big amp. Also, do not pay any attention to 14.4V ratings. You will not have 14.4V at the amp so the rating is bogus. Always look at 12V, 20Hz-20kHz ratings for comparison. I agree that the lower line Kenwood stuff is ok. The KAC-829 ($199, 1 yr warranty) says 600W on the front but its real output is 200W @ 12V. A PPI PCX-250 ($299, 3 yr Warranty) puts out 200W down to 10.5V and is much cleaner than the Kenwood.
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Oh ok

What about audiobahn?
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How could I leave them out.
If it is mainly sold at the flea market, you don't want it.
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so i general r they good or do they suck?
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I used an Audiobahn too push 2 fosgate dvcs. It did ok, I had it at the max power, and I could tell that the subs could definately handle more power. I would spend more and get a PPI or Alpine amp.....
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Oh ok i see.
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sub amp with 300W?

JBL 300.1 can do 300W rms at 2ohms/600w max (underrated)


can be had inexpensivly online
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I boughed an AUDIOBAHN A4600E AMP.
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