Are you stupid? As technology improves, things are made better using less and less money. Back years ago a 40 gb HDD was like $120, nowtoday you can get over a TB for less than $100. Same with car audio, if it was so cheap to make these high power amps back then as it was today, people would have been in the 160s and 170s years upon years ago..[/QUOTE]
thats just it back then there was no internet driving down the price and there was only a few companies buying from china and selling for 300x the amount it cost to build.come on do you think it cost them anywhere close to $1500 to build a 1000 watt amp?back then it was supply and demand.why is it some kicker flex can cost me $12ft from a local dealer but can be had for $3-$4ft on the net.do you think the guy selling it for $3ft is loosing money or making money? same with amps you can go to a dealer and see it for $500 then buy it new from the net for $200 yet again the guy on the net is making money.its all about how much they can charge for a product.like i said before konaki subs dirt cheap look just like DD i paid $240 shipped for 2 brand new 12's how much would DD cost you??? do you know why dd charge's so much more? because of milling they told me.lets talk more about DD and AQ the owner of AQ was related to DD in some way I dont remember but he started AQ and sold subs for half the cost of a DD sub and yet AQ still makes money.i worked at bestbuy for about a year I bought a pioneer deck from them at cost plus 10% with turned out to be $125 the msrp in the store was $349.now they are making some cash then you figure if best buy paid $115 for the deck,pioneer is selling them for $115 and i bet they have the deck marked up at least double what it cost to build and ship and store and pay employees.
am i stupid for seeing it this way?
Do your research before you buy an amp.
I don't give a **** what any amp is listed at.....Be that Sundown or Boss. If a boss amp is rated at 5k puts out 500w of true unclipped power, I'll put it up against any other 500w true power amp as far as sq is concerned (not durability) if they're both unfiltered. (can always run active xovers to run a cheap amp and have it sound great).
Who gives a **** about a rating. I research and buy based on bench tests and knowing what an amp actually puts out.
Sometimes I feel like I'm dealing with toddlers on here.
Eff Richard Clark. In the last 3 days I have had 3 different amps in my truck. Linear Power, Old school Zapco and a cheap *** JBL that I got for $40. All run on my active outboard processor with amps set to flat. I'll bet anyone my checking account they couldn't pass the "Pepsi challenge" between the LP, Zap or that BS amp.
And we're talking SQ here. There is no f'n way in h-e double hockey sticks that you can hear the difference on a damm sub. NO way.