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    How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Need an amp to power my Focal 165KF and IDQ 12.

    Looking at the Zapco REF1000.4.

    Just wondering how good Zapco amps are and what are they comparable with?

    Also looking at DLS.

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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Both are great.

    I got a DLS A5 for sale. Will do $325 + shipping.




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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    when you get to that level of quality there's really nothing to compare. They're all good.
    People into amps of that category are often into the history of the brand, the fact that they make a lot of their equipment domestically, something more intrinsic.
    They're both going to sound great. They should both last forever. Hell, get the prettier one.

    Personally - in that price range I'm surprised to see spade type terminals on the Zap. For that alone (DLS having set screws) I might go with the DLS (looking at the A4). I also like the chassis mounted rca connections - not sure if the Zap has that feature either. For the price it should. However, the power difference might lean me back to the Zapco.




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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    have you considered other brand of amps? such as sundown or audioque? i know they arent as expensive but they do work great, and will last a long long time.



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Thanks for the input.

    I know Sundown amps are a solid product but trying to build the best system I can afford.



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by galacticmonkey View Post
    Both are great.

    I got a DLS A5 for sale. Will do $325 + shipping.
    Appreciate the offer but I want to buy new.



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    There's the ZED Leviathan that might be worth considering. It's a 6 ch, but it's powerful enough you'd only need to use 4. Not sure what it's going for, but it should be in about the same range as DLS/Zapco.




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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    The Leviathan is right around 600-700 and is supposedly a beast of an amp...full range class d though, which I have had mixed results with other amps of that nature. Still, 150x6 at 4ohms is insane power.



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    id say the zapco..
    ring terminals are perfectly fine, just get good quatitly wiring and hardware..
    the zap has much more versital xovers and more power.. you can go active with the zapco giving you much more control..



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Can you not go active with the DLS? I was looking at the RA20 (for the front) and RA10 (for the sub).

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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Zapco amps are so good that they made my ***** grow 3 inches.



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    There's the ZED Leviathan that might be worth considering. It's a 6 ch, but it's powerful enough you'd only need to use 4. Not sure what it's going for, but it should be in about the same range as DLS/Zapco.
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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by misfit138 View Post
    Zapco amps are so good that they made my ***** grow 3 inches.
    Just 3????

    Are ARC Audio KS amps any good?

    Can't seem to find much info on them. Apparently they are designed by Robert Jeff if that means anything...



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Robert Zeff from Arc is the original owner/designer of Zapco.

    You cant go wrong with either brand.



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    Re: How Good Are Zapco Amps?

    Think I'm going to go with the ARC

    I'll run a KS 300.2 to the front an a KS 500.1 to the sub.

    Did some reading up on Robert Zeff....impressive.



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