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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostonkid92 View Post
    i've heard everyones opinions and the one that i really like is that aq1200d. decent price, power around what i need, i might get it. that collection of old school amps is awesome btw
    Don't let the Lanzar name fool you, sir. This amp is a beast for $240.

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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by mclerico83 View Post
    lanzar opti drive amps are american brick houses amazing amps
    They haven't been made in USA since the early 90's. Still not bad for Korean mid-fi

    Quote Originally Posted by bostonkid92 View Post
    well people say you get what you pay for but i'm looking at the audioque aq1200d and it's only $269 which isn't bad at all in my opinion. i have never dealt with any of the higher end brands for amps like audioque. should i just go with the aq1200d? would it be reliable? would it be pretty well rounded in the sense that i could use it for testing small and big setups? also, would it put out clean power and also put out the power that its rated for? i'm liking this amp
    Audioque 1200d is same board as the MB quart 1500.1, Sundown SAE 1200D, and IIRC one of the Hifonics amps. I suspect the DC 1.2K is the same thing and probably a handfull of others. AQ seems to be competitive prices and those amps are decent for the money.




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    I personally would buy a Soundstream TN1.1200D or PPI Phantom D1000.1. These share the same board. It's an honestly rated amp that will give 1000watt RMS power with 2ohm impedance and about 600 at 4ohm (there is a discrepancy in power output ratings because the PPI was supposedly underrated by an accident). I'd suggest this over MB Quart, Hifonics or their derivatives. If you head unit can send only stereo signal on subwoofer outs (like many Kenwood excelon), then this could be a problem because MB Quarts do not sum their left and right signal, requiring using an rca splitter (see the quart manual on this). I have some SQ recordings, where, to my ear, left and right signal is different even in bass region, so I wouldn't want to throw away something from bass frequency response by using just one channel for subwoofer amp input.




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
    Nothing Wrong with Lanzar Opti amps at all..Id run that before Id run the MB, or Cadence,or Audiopipes..Lanzar Opti amps are great amps
    lanzar opti over mb, cadence, audiopipe except the cadence a7hc i posted. thats a legendary cheater amp designed by steve manntz of zed audio. built in america amazing amp. i have owned many and one of my fav of all time.




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    sir if you want a general amp i would get a jblp power 1200 for one reason it runs at 1 ohm and 2 ohm final load with the same power. so if you are testing subs out you will have a lot more options.

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    underrated amp that does 1200 plus watts at 1 ohm and 2 ohm.




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by mclerico83 View Post
    lanzar opti over mb, cadence, audiopipe except the cadence a7hc i posted. thats a legendary cheater amp designed by steve manntz of zed audio. built in america amazing amp. i have owned many and one of my fav of all time.
    I believe hes talking about the older lanzar amps. like the 2500 optidrive and others




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    Quote Originally Posted by slam View Post
    I believe hes talking about the older lanzar amps. like the 2500 optidrive and others
    no the new lanzar opti's are great korean boards




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    Icon11 Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    I am in the same boat. I have a Sundown SA-8 2ohm DVC, and I need a small (under my pass seat of Jeep Cherokee) powerfull amp that does not draw a lot of power and is 1ohm stable.

    I am almost 100% sold on the Earthquake MiNi D2000. I like that it is effcient, small (ish), not too expensive, and when I called Earthquake, Boom: Answered the phone and my questions about build quality. They said this amp is assembled here in the US, and I know that's not the same as built here, but it's still kind of good.

    I haven't been into car audio since 1996, so I am trying to learn what is right or wrong. I used to have a 1993 Mustang hatch with 2 Hollywood Excursion 12" pushed by a 2400W Power Aucustic amp. It did 147.3dB on the dash.

    Obviously I want the most bass possible, but I also need the amp to be small and powerful. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianashadow View Post
    I am in the same boat. I have a Sundown SA-8 2ohm DVC, and I need a small (under my pass seat of Jeep Cherokee) powerfull amp that does not draw a lot of power and is 1ohm stable.

    I am almost 100% sold on the Earthquake MiNi D2000. I like that it is effcient, small (ish), not too expensive, and when I called Earthquake, Boom: Answered the phone and my questions about build quality. They said this amp is assembled here in the US, and I know that's not the same as built here, but it's still kind of good.

    I haven't been into car audio since 1996, so I am trying to learn what is right or wrong. I used to have a 1993 Mustang hatch with 2 Hollywood Excursion 12" pushed by a 2400W Power Aucustic amp. It did 147.3dB on the dash.

    Obviously I want the most bass possible, but I also need the amp to be small and powerful. Thanks for your help.

    BA
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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    ^^
    Does this amp require me upgrading my battery and altenator? What kind of power can I expect at 1ohm?




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianashadow View Post
    ^^
    Does this amp require me upgrading my battery and alternator? What kind of power can I expect at 1ohm?
    Battery and Big 3 first to reduce voltage drops. Then the alternator if those two aren't enough. 1150 @ 13.8 volts.



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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by esilvers View Post
    Battery and Big 3 first to reduce voltage drops. Then the alternator if those two aren't enough. 1150 @ 13.8 volts.
    What are the big three?




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by mclerico83 View Post
    sir if you want a general amp i would get a jblp power 1200 for one reason it runs at 1 ohm and 2 ohm final load with the same power. so if you are testing subs out you will have a lot more options.

    JBL BP1200 Amplifier | eBay

    JBL Power Series BP-1200.1 600W x 1 Mono Subwoofer Amp at Crutchfield.com
    underrated amp that does 1200 plus watts at 1 ohm and 2 ohm.
    I just saw that on ebay today before seeing this posting..Thats a great amp,and a small footprint,and getting hard to find,especially in that prestine condition




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by mclerico83 View Post
    lanzar opti over mb, cadence, audiopipe except the cadence a7hc i posted. thats a legendary cheater amp designed by steve manntz of zed audio. built in america amazing amp. i have owned many and one of my fav of all time.
    nothing compares to a Zed made amp in my opinion,,I collect Zed amps,Mainly Autoteck BTS series,and white Mean Machines,and Hifonics VII/VIII series amps..Im running 2-BTS Bass Thrust 7150s on 4-1k 10s@2ohms, and head room to spare..love em




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    Re: what amp brands put out true rms and great sq?

    Quote Originally Posted by slam View Post
    I believe hes talking about the older lanzar amps. like the 2500 optidrive and others
    Yes sir, you are correct such as this one here
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