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    Alpine PDX amps

    Has anyone used these? Any comments? How do they sound?







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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    my bro has used the pdx1000.1 and he likes it alot to run some subs. much samller and compact and have some good features and sq to boot. my concerni is, an mrd m1005 which is so close on rating, and a hellofalot cheaper. does the job just as well.. looks pdx, power even,,, cost mrd...

    mrd ftw.....




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNeufeld View Post
    my bro has used the pdx1000.1 and he likes it alot to run some subs. much samller and compact and have some good features and sq to boot. my concerni is, an mrd m1005 which is so close on rating, and a hellofalot cheaper. does the job just as well.. looks pdx, power even,,, cost mrd...

    mrd ftw.....
    Yeah, I almost bought a pdx this week, then I saw the guts...

    http://ampguts.realmofexcursion.com/Alpine_PDX-1.1000/

    It's a nice and clean -- But for some reason it just don't come off as "beefy" enough to really cause some abuse if you need it too -- (at that price)

    I'd go with the MRD -- Unless you want the 1000w across 4/2 Ohms (Like the JL 1000/1) -- I don't see the extra value... *shrug*




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    The thing with the PDX series is that, especially for the full range ones, you don't watse power like you would with other brands running components. You always get 100% of the power.

    You also pay the premium because they have such a small foot print.

    Those amps arent about power, it's about beeing compact, fitting in small places, not producing much heat and getting the max power you can.




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    Quote Originally Posted by Celly View Post
    Yeah, I almost bought a pdx this week, then I saw the guts...

    http://ampguts.realmofexcursion.com/Alpine_PDX-1.1000/

    It's a nice and clean -- But for some reason it just don't come off as "beefy" enough to really cause some abuse if you need it too -- (at that price)

    I'd go with the MRD -- Unless you want the 1000w across 4/2 Ohms (Like the JL 1000/1) -- I don't see the extra value... *shrug*
    i wouldn't base my choices on what that amp looks like on the inside....i wouldn't even look at a 1k watt amp's guts, no real point, nothing special




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    Quote Originally Posted by AAAAAAA View Post
    The thing with the PDX series is that, especially for the full range ones, you don't watse power like you would with other brands running components. You always get 100% of the power.

    You also pay the premium because they have such a small foot print.

    Those amps arent about power, it's about beeing compact, fitting in small places, not producing much heat and getting the max power you can.
    how so?




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    You'll never get 100% of any amps power when playing music.




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    I like them and would run them if they weren't so expensive. You won't get 100% power on music, but they are fairly effecient.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187 View Post
    You'll never get 100% of any amps power when playing music.


    I'll see the youngsters running around talking about their systems running X amount of wattage and a couple of different times I've asked how often they roll around blasting test tones at full tilt volume and when I get the blank stares that tell me they haven't a clue as to what I am talking about I quietly tell them they've never gotten even rated RMS output from their amps. It just won't happen...



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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    They sound really good. Kind of dry for my tastes but clear and detailed none the less.



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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    Maybe for a breif second at certain frequencies in certain alignments....and the amps are underrated to begin with.




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573 View Post


    I'll see the youngsters running around talking about their systems running X amount of wattage and a couple of different times I've asked how often they roll around blasting test tones at full tilt volume and when I get the blank stares that tell me they haven't a clue as to what I am talking about I quietly tell them they've never gotten even rated RMS output from their amps. It just won't happen...




    Quote Originally Posted by thevic24 View Post
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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    Quote Originally Posted by smd4life View Post
    i wouldn't base my choices on what that amp looks like on the inside....i wouldn't even look at a 1k watt amp's guts, no real point, nothing special
    I know. It's just for $500-$800 range -- I was expecting something more... Like Laser Beams or Leprechauns... *shrug*




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    Quote Originally Posted by Celly View Post
    I know. It's just for $500-$800 range -- I was expecting something more... Like Laser Beams or Leprechauns... *shrug*
    JL / series have sharks with laser beams




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    Re: Alpine PDX amps

    Quote Originally Posted by smd4life View Post
    JL / series have sharks with laser beams
    Thats what I thought... But every time I tried to refill the salt water, the amp shorted out... So, I returned that piece of junk...

    Aight, nuff of this.. I know, I know, "Don't Judge an Amp By It's cover/guts" -- I resend any previous statements I made about it...




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