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    Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    My front stage will have a 2ohm load and I am looking for an oldschool SQ amp that does about 75x2 @ 4ohm and around 150x2 at 2ohm. I have about $150 to work with and I am picky about cosmetics so I know this will be a fun task trying to find something in that price range. I am currently looking at a PG Titanium 600.2 and a PG ZX350 on ebay. I would really like a PPI A300 but haven't been able to locate one. Thx for any advice!



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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    The PPI A300 is a good choice. The TI amps are known to have leaky caps, so I would look out for that on the board. I dont know the extent on there issues, compared to the M/MS/MPS series stuff, but I know its a problem. You can find some older zapco stuff for $150 as well. Probably not the studio or comp series, but I bet you can get into the older piano black reference line, or even the AG line for that kind of coin. Older Diamond audio stuff is good. D6/D7. Anything really Zed made you cant go wrong with. Old Hifonics series 7 or 8, old Earthquake amps, Autotek etc etc



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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    Thx, If anyone has anything let me know. I have my heart set on the A300 but who knows. I am also looking at an older PG M50 that is in great shape. I spotted a clean Autotek on ebay but not sure how good this series was? It's outside my price range anyways but it sure looks good.

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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    There are tons of SQ amps that fit in that. Old school Sony, Pioneer, AudioArt, Soundstream, Xtant, Kicker ZX, Earthquake, US Amps, Coustic, etc.

    As for leaky caps it will happen with any old amp, not just the Phoenix Gold amps.

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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    There are tons of SQ amps that fit in that. Old school Sony, Pioneer, AudioArt, Soundstream, Xtant, Kicker ZX, Earthquake, US Amps, Coustic, etc.

    As for leaky caps it will happen with any old amp, not just the Phoenix Gold amps.

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    Thanks for the links! I am watching that A300.2 I really want it. I like the White Art series the best but the black one still looks great.



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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    Love the art series amps, wish more modern amps had the style of many old school amps.



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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    I have someone checking on an A300.2 for me and I have an option to get an Autotek SX275 for $115 that is a 9/10 condition.. How good is the Autotek? It looks amazing.



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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    I've got an A300 I'm selling...It's black, but unfortunately not the best cosmetically. You could repaint it if you wanted to. Let me know if you are/aren't interested!



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    Re: Good old school SQ amps for front stage?

    I picked up the Autotek SX275.. this should be plenty for the Kappa 6x9's that are 2ohm. The amp is near mint and I got it for $100. I am selling everything but the head unit in my signature since I am only keeping this truck another 6 or so months. Thx for all the advice.



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