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    Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    Hey guys looking into buying one of these two amps. I'm powering 2 image dynamics ID10v3's, rated around 50-400W RMS, unknown what they "max" at.

    I am not really looking to blow much more than 200 on an amp so these two options seemed realistic to me.

    Here is kind of what I have found over the last few days reading posts and I'm curious if someone can review my logic before I drop my cash on one of them:

    People who owned them loved them, usually people who don't own them are the ones complaining.

    Distortion ("dirty power") appears to be the #1 complaint on the audiopipes and the APSM in particular has the distortion mentioned on the audiopipe page as <1% @ 1000W @ 1ohm. The AP1500 Does not have this statistic mentioned which makes me wonder.

    The APSM is 1kW stable @ 1ohm, which is 20% headroom on my 800w pair of 10's.
    The AP is 1.5kW stable @ 1 ohm which is also plenty of headroom.

    discrepancy

    So the questions

    Is there any reason to go with the AP1500 vs the APSM 1300 ?

    Is the 70dB S/N ratio worth worrying about?
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    Re: Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    If you have 2 subs, I am going to assume there is no way you can wire them to 1 ohm AND 2 ohm.



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    Re: Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    Good point, I wrote this last night before I bought them and saved to clipboard, so at that point I was still deciding if I would go 4DVC or 2DVC, but i ended up buying the 4's =P




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    Re: Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    If the amps are about the same price, I would go with the more powerful one and just have the gains down a little.



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    Re: Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    the 1500 is about 60 bucks more than the mini version, not really that much, was mostly curious if people thought there was much of a difference between the two




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    Re: Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    Get the APSM 1300, that's plenty for those two subs plus you can report back to us and give us some internal shots of the amp.


    FYI the AP1500 is rated at 1500 watts RMS into 1 ohm @ >1% THD.



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    Re: Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    Ordered it, gut shots coming on friday




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    Re: Audiopipe - APSM 1300 Vs AP 1500 - Distortion, S/N ratio, Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFriskles View Post
    Ordered it, gut shots coming on friday
    That would be pretty cool. They got a pretty small footprint so I'd like to see the circuit layout.



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