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    Arc Audio amps vs soundstream rubicon amps

    better , worse?







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    well I really like the sound and performance of the soundstream but in due to some of the recent ARC amps I have seen I would take ARC AUDIO first





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    I would take Arc Audio first if price was no option, but they are expensive as fu*k. SoundStream has a much more reasonable price and they're still great amps



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    if ARC is so great, then why do they offer wacky power ranges for their amps?




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    its all about input volatges....
    if you can send them over 14 V, you will be a happy happy guy...
    they rate theirs properly, showing what you can get iwth different inputs...



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    Originally posted by Wonderbread
    its all about input volatges....
    if you can send them over 14 V, you will be a happy happy guy...
    they rate theirs properly, showing what you can get iwth different inputs...
    what u mean?

    can u explain?

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    when an amplifier is presented with higher input volatages (more electricity..) it is able to produce more power...
    send something 12 V and it will produce less pwoer than if its provided with 14.4V, now, add more electricity for the amp to work with, you will get more power...
    to a limit..
    many amps can only handle slightly more htan 14V with out burning up..
    but ARC amps, send tehm more power, they will deliver more power...



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    Some people have told me that the chrome reflects sunlight, therefore the amp doesn't get as hot as others. Is this true?

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    what wonderbread is talking about is called an unregulated power supply, hence the more current the more output





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    ya, sorry...
    i was going to use that term too, lol.
    also bring in Ohm's Law...
    however, i plum forgot, lol.



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    Originally posted by Wonderbread
    ya, sorry...
    i was going to use that term too, lol.
    also bring in Ohm's Law...
    however, i plum forgot, lol.
    well we dont have to confuse them too much :p





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    Arc amps are pretty. That's why I'd take them.




    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    Originally posted by Mark_ab
    Arc amps are pretty. That's why I'd take them.
    I saw a recet application where they were custom painted from the factory in a metallic Maroon, sweet amps





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    Originally posted by Mark_ab
    Arc amps are pretty. That's why I'd take them.
    oh yeah plus you have them, hehhe





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