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    Review of Amplifier: I made the mistake of purchasing 2 soundstream rubicon amps.. the 4.5 and the 2.25. both units functioned normally and adequately for a year and a half. they both "died" a couple weeks apart despite Pristine wiring, power -ground-rca's etc, and never driving the hell out of em.. now i know why i got them for a total of $335.. I guess you get what you pay for, eh? Still, the low price should reflect the overall performance level of a product, not a limited lifespan. I also have a soundstream cap that worked for a grand total of 10 minutes before the volt/amp l.e.d's stopped working. Moral of the story.. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SOUNDSTREAM CAR AUDIO.







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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    Sounds like user error to me.



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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    interesting..... i was wondering about the new line of soundstream amps.....i say new line, referring to anything since they closed their doors about 8 years ago. and at that point, they were awesome true/under rated amps. i have 2x 1000sx amps, and a 500sx. one was damaged buy cap failure (no amp to my knowledge is impervious to cold-weather failure of electrolytic capacitor discharge failure) and the other 2 were cooked pushing excessive clipping that cooked the 2 hx2's and shorted the amps. guys i know cooked a total of 5 amps on these subs and never learned.......oh, well, i got a kicker ix960 out of the learning experience, anyway.... needless to say, i'm casting a vote toward soundstream, in response to the ending comment




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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    Sad to hear those great SX amps got ruined.



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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    i have a rubicon 2500d. works fine and puts out around rated it seems like, maybe youre just a dumbas$?




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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    Quote Originally Posted by salas868 View Post
    i have a rubicon 2500d. works fine and puts out around rated it seems like, maybe youre just a dumbas$?
    No need for name calling broski. The guy doesn't even come here anymore anyways...



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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    Quote Originally Posted by RAM_Designs View Post
    Sad to hear those great SX amps got ruined.
    actually, i still have them... just never have the time to huck 'em up on the bench and get parts ordered...... i might just drop 'em off and have someone else take care of them.




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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    Quote Originally Posted by akheathen View Post
    actually, i still have them... just never have the time to huck 'em up on the bench and get parts ordered...... i might just drop 'em off and have someone else take care of them.
    I'd keep them if I were you...old school godness right there.

    Do you have any idea what's wrong?



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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    honestly, i don't even remember......i believe it was just in the power supply circuits (transistors and diodes) and, i thinkj i stopped when i could not track down replacements......an that was before i found mouser, so i may just try a gain someday soon. all tech info was locked out when the company shut up shop. otherwise, i'm looking at a long day of mapping and calculating the properties of each semi-conductor..... that's why i mention just dropping them off at a shop, along with other monsters i have locked in the cabinet..




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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    SS Rubicon amplifiers are the shit. user error




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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    well, i am a ss nuthugger, but my xxx's ran on 12v stock charging (extra batts/wire of course) and never had problems... just picked up a bunch of rubicon 2500d's and from what i've heard they should do everything I want, and probably put out more than the xxx4000d did on 12v.



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    Icon6 Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    I cant speak on the Rubicons but I am running 2 new reference amps and they are every bit the quality of the old school reference amps. The sq is amazing and they do every ounce of the rated specs.




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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    Soundstream went down hill for many years, but they recently hired a new engineer who is slowly turning it back around, he started by revamping the reference series. im just not sure if he got to the lower lines yet. but still I say it was user error.




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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    I had a Soundstream TRA1000.2 and it was a great amp. Seemed very solid, and rather big and heavy for what it was.. Pretty decent amp over all.



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    Re: soundstream rubicon amps

    i run ss 10kd's and ran the DTR series a couple times with zero problems love me some soundstream.




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