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    Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    I need an amp to push a pair of Rainbow Germaniums up front and a 10" sub in the hatch and I've pretty much settled on ordering one of these two amps. The Draconia with the Burr Brown upgrade is about $100 more but the SAX-100.4 puts out a little more power. I like the way the Sundown looks a little more but other than that I'm having trouble deciding between them.



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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    i say the sundown, only because it is 100 dollars less and has more power.



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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    The $100 difference is well worth the added clarity you'll hear with the Burr Brown upgrade.

    Not to mention that the Draconia is designed and built by a real legend in the amplifier market that has a history of standing behind their products years after the equipment is out of production.




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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    I don't think I would count Sundown out.....so far everything they make they stand behind.......



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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    How much of a cost would it be for Sundown to add the old technology of Burr Brown anyway?



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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottGS400 View Post
    The Draconia with the Burr Brown upgrade is about $100 more but the SAX-100.4 puts out a little more power. I like the way the Sundown looks a little more
    Honestly, you just answered your own question.

    The Sundown has more power, is $100 less and you like the cosmetics more.

    That's all you need to know. Decision made.

    You would be very hard pressed to hear any differences between them (other than possibly power differences)...even w/ the BB upgrade.




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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    I totally agree with Squeak..........I don't think anyone would hear a difference other then the "power of suggestion".



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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    price isnt justifiable for the burr brown. 100$ less is 100$ less, however if u were limited to room and space, the zed would be the answer. but sundowns sax 100.4 which i own is a beauty in its own. I 100% pleased with it features and quality. it a beast.

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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    100 for BBs is a rip off imo...i mean they are good but they are cheap to purchase.




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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    I'll have to look into adding them for those that want them... not sure it is something that I want to do but I'll investigate




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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    I would like to see you do something different. Your amps rule and I think going after a different "op amp" corrected thanks Squeak.... all together would be good. Look into something better then Burr Brown......Give your amps an appeal to the SQ crowd.....
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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    second the dac's also heard they had a good price to performance value

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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    Uh.....guys....amps don't have a DAC (Digital to Analog Convertor).

    Burr Brown is an opamp "upgrade".


    Though if he's happy with his current opamps, I don't really see the point in changing them.




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    Re: Zed Draconia vs Sundown SAX-100.4

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798 View Post
    Uh.....guys....amps don't have a DAC (Digital to Analog Convertor).

    Burr Brown is an opamp "upgrade".


    Though if he's happy with his current opamps, I don't really see the point in changing them.
    Yeah, you're right........DUH......had myself all confused......can't believe that....what was I thinking.



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