I have an IA flatlyne 12d2. 750rms. I really like ppi art amps. I have an a300 paired with my rainbow slcs, and am extremely happy with it.. The ppi art 600.2 seems like the best option within the art line for this sub, however, I see three downsides to this decision:
a) I'm only putting out 600 watts (4ohms) to a sub that can handle 750 easily.
b) These amps are old and may need reconditioning at some point - capacitors do go bad.
c) class AB efficiency when compared to a high end class d. (then again class AB SQ vs class d)
That being said, if it operates at 100% either before or after reconditioning/replaced capacitors...it should put out a little more than 600w being that its an underrated amp and my electrical is at all times between 14.4 and 15.5. Even then, the sub may be underrated as well...The next ppi art step up is the a1200, and 1200 watts is far too much.
My goal is "SQ per dollar". I dont want to spend more than $400 used, and thats if I can get a full 750w of SQ, preferably at 4ohms. Ive watched ebay closely and see A600's go for 250 or less, A600.2 ~275, black A600(.2) 300-325. Ive seen a jl 750 (somehow 750 @ 1,2,and 4 ohms) for $420, an audison 750w, but it was 2 ohms go for 350 on CL locally, so it seems there might be another SQ amp that fits my budget and this sub better than 600+ out of 750+ watts.
Are there any options (specific model#'s please) that fit this SQ sub better within my price range, or is a good condition 600.2 one of the better ways to go for budget SQ?