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    Skar 4500.1

    I just want to hear a few reviews or some clamp results on this amp..

    How does this amp compare to the more mainstream SAZ4500 or AQ3500s?

    Are there any known problems or anything about this amp?

    Does anyone know for sure if its a zenon board or not?

    I know skar isn't very popular on the forums, I hope I can still get honest responses.
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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    They may be skarbage but do well past rated and seem to hold up awesome. I have heard of clamps up to 6k at normal voltage.




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    Quote Originally Posted by raptor727 View Post
    They may be skarbage but do well past rated and seem to hold up awesome. I have heard of clamps up to 6k at normal voltage.
    Any threads on it? Not even a sundown 4500 will clamp 6k at normal charge levels



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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    No vids of it, just what I have read somewhere...




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    Ill add for the luls, how does this amp compare to a powerbass xta5000?




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    There all the same all around the same power for the most part




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    It appears to me that the two boards are identical. Probably performance will be identical for all practical purposes. Consider that Sundown no longer sells this model so if you want to buy new you have about one option there. If I'm not mistaken one or two of the other "5K" amps out there also use the same board which is proven to make rated power or more and be pretty reliable as far as big Korean amps go.




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    sweet, the thing that turns me away from the powerbass is that its output is rated at .5% thd




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    I know powerbass used to be junk, is it decent these days?




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    Quote Originally Posted by UsAmpsFreak View Post
    I know powerbass used to be junk, is it decent these days?
    There still junk but the XTA line is there only good line, like said before its a copy cat amp



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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado SS View Post
    There still junk but the XTA line is there only good line, like said before its a copy cat amp
    I wish I could see one on an oscope, the thd really turns me away.




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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Bwap View Post
    I wish I could see one on an oscope, the thd really turns me away.
    How important is THD in an amp......



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    Re: Skar 4500.1

    I have a 3 week old sk-4500 mint 10/10 for sale, lmk if u wanna talk




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