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    Icon32 Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    Can anybody tell me if this brand and in particular these Stealth amps from them are reliable and any good?

    I'm currently using a HITRON HA-1000.1 to power my one 12" Type-R DVC4 wired 2 Ohm.

    My output is pretty insane, but I'm curious if with a better amp I'll be able to audibly notice an improvement in the Clarity/SQ (plus reduce power draw).

    I wanna (try to) stay under $200 bucks.
    I have to have a Remote Bass Gain.
    Mounting Area = 11" x 12" to work with realistically.
    And thinner height is desired. 2.5" or less.

    It'll be mounted here.







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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    Many of the remote bass knobs are no good as they adjust the bass boost instead of the actual gain. This varies from brand to brand, just FYI



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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    I've NEVER seen one that actually modifies the amplifier gain. Having them adjust the boost is what I want.

    If you can post a link of some amp where the remote bass knob actually modifies the gain... I'd be shocked.




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    AP150001D for $165 on eBay or get the Discus for slightly more



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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    i dont know if the AP will fit for ya.




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    rockford prime line modifies gain its cheaper for them to make it that way and

    sundown 1000
    rockford p1000
    t1000
    soundstream
    memphis
    the polk even does rated
    arc audio
    kicker does rated just not at 1ohm
    digital designs
    zed audio
    cresendo
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    and many more id try the classifieds first alot of oldschool is availible




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    RE: classifieds... Meh... I have to put it on my CreditCard. Plus I'd kinda have no re-course if it went bad quickly or something.


    Don't laugh at me... but since I'm trying not to break the bank...

    What about the Power Acoustik BAMF 2000D?

    This should be a respectable upgrade to my current level of performance right?

    I like the small form facter, and that connectors on one side and they're Allen-Screw blocks.

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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    There are much better choices then the PA. I suppose it would be an upgrade, but if you make a purchase, why not make a legit upgrade?



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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    Ok, Gotcha, ExNay on that one. Hrmm... dang it..... the form factor I'm looking for is limiting a lot of choices. I may just have to consider being Ok with buying a larger amp and just re-making my mounting board then and making it slightly wider then. Was kinda hoping to not have to since it has to have compartment to hold my Kinetik HC600 2nd battery. Not a deal-breaker... but something I'd rather not have to fuss with right now.




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    Quote Originally Posted by winkychevelle View Post
    rockford prime line modifies gain its cheaper for them to make it that way and

    sundown 1000
    rockford p1000
    t1000
    soundstream
    memphis
    the polk even does rated
    arc audio
    kicker does rated just not at 1ohm
    digital designs
    zed audio
    cresendo
    audioque
    audiopipe
    jl overpriced but does rated
    alpine

    and many more id try the classifieds first alot of oldschool is availible
    Does the top-to-bottom ordering of this list reflect your preference among the brands listed within this list?




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    I was also wondering the quality of the new soundstream amps, they used to be great amps about 10 years ago.




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    Quote Originally Posted by thegdog View Post
    does the top-to-bottom ordering of this list reflect your preference among the brands listed within this list?
    no not at all just how they came to mind

    i preferably like rockford power amps for my subs for their constant power feature but you pay for that feature

    if i were to recommend an amp id say sundown my next setup will be mostly sundown




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    Quote Originally Posted by matt brua View Post
    i was also wondering the quality of the new soundstream amps, they used to be great amps about 10 years ago.
    the soundstream amps are still pretty good i like the reference line personally some of the best sq amps availible




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    Fuggit... I just ordered the Eclipse XA1200.

    I got to thinking about it... and it's already crazy loud in the cabin of my Ford Explorer SportTrac with just that one Type-R.

    I'm just trying to get louder and cleaner sound out of this one sub. And from my experience with my EA4200 that's in my MoTo trunk... I'm sure this one will satisfy me and provide an improvement.

    I just gotta get over that addictive feeling... ya know what I mean?

    I got to thinking about it... and the performance of the Eclipse 4-ch amp I have on my MoTo is pretty bada$$ and louder than most cars. So I decided "What am I waiting for?" and pulled the trigger on the XA1200 since Sonic has a good price on 'em now anyway.




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    Re: Soundstream STL1.1200D <- Any good? I need a small amp for 12" Type-R

    great pick thats one i forgot about




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