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    Whats the difference?

    So I have a Pioneer TS-SW2541D... Now I need a amp to mate it with.

    Looking at:
    Pioneer GM-7200M
    Pioneer GM-5200T
    Profile AP600

    Whats the big differences between these amps (aside from RMS)? Sound quality? What will work best with my sub? Any others I should look at? Is Lightning Audio any good? I am looking to spend under $150...


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    Re: Whats the difference?

    the 7200m is a mono amp. Frequency response is limited to 240hz on the high side which makes this amp useful only to power a subwoofer.
    Its optimal power output occurs at 2 ohms - you'll be running at 4. It's a solid amp, but I don't think you'd be getting your money's worth simply because you'd be running it at ~250w when it's capable of ~360. However, if you can find it cheaper than the other two it would definitely do the job.

    The 5200t would be the best option overall IMO.
    It has plenty of power (380w bridged at 4 ohms)
    It is a basic 2 ch amp, and if you ever decide to use it to power full-range speakers it would work well for that.

    Nothing wrong with the profile either. Rated at 300w rms bridged. Might fall a bit short of rated power, but should still be plenty for your 250w sub. If low cost is important to you and you can get it quite a bit cheaper than the other two it might be the way to go.

    SQ wouldn't be noticably different between the 3 amps. I would think though, simply due to the headroom that the 5200t would work best.




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    Re: Whats the difference?

    Profile isnt known for SQ...




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    Re: Whats the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by CBFryman2 View Post
    Profile isnt known for SQ...
    How are the Autotek SuperSport series amps in SQ verse the Pioneer?
    What about the Crunch Powerzone series or Phoenix Gold Octace-R series?

    I definately want good sound quality...

    I have MB Quart speaker so I am going to be picking up a 4 channel amp for those as well...
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    Re: Whats the difference?

    Ok, I have been checking out amps all day and have pretty much narrowed it down to either Crunch Powerzone series amps, or Hifonics Titan series.

    Between these 2 the Crunch is definately cheaper. I am going to assume based off of price that the Hifonics is a way better sounding amp??? Whats the difference between these 2 lines? Which ones will sounds better and how much better than the other?




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    Re: Whats the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by novaman64 View Post
    Whats the difference between these 2 lines?
    Basically -- Actual power vs. rated power.


    Quote Originally Posted by novaman64 View Post
    Which ones will sounds better and how much better than the other?
    In the big picture I think the overall quality of HF vs. Crunch is similar. For me the issue with Crunch is that they always dance around the power ratings.

    With HF - they might be a bit over-rated, but for the most part you know what you're getting.

    If you're convinced actual power output is about equal there's not going to be a significant SQ difference between HF and Crunch.




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    Re: Whats the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    Basically -- Actual power vs. rated power.




    In the big picture I think the overall quality of HF vs. Crunch is similar. For me the issue with Crunch is that they always dance around the power ratings.

    With HF - they might be a bit over-rated, but for the most part you know what you're getting.

    If you're convinced actual power output is about equal there's not going to be a significant SQ difference between HF and Crunch.



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