Maybe this one can replace the Soundstream as the go to Budget 4 channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dslY...1k3rixw03c010c
Maybe this one can replace the Soundstream as the go to Budget 4 channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dslY...1k3rixw03c010c
Head Unit: Pioneer Avic-5201NEX
Amplifiers: Orion XTR1000.4, Alphard DB-2000.1D
Front Speakers: Infinity Perfect 600 Components
Rear Speakers: Image Dynamics ID6.5
Subwoofers: 2 JL Audio 12TW3-D4
Have you seen the other version of these?
https://pioneer-mea.com/en/products/gm-d9604/
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Never saw that one before... Need to see if I can find it for sale...
Head Unit: Pioneer Avic-5201NEX
Amplifiers: Orion XTR1000.4, Alphard DB-2000.1D
Front Speakers: Infinity Perfect 600 Components
Rear Speakers: Image Dynamics ID6.5
Subwoofers: 2 JL Audio 12TW3-D4
Appreciate all the vids.
One thing I wish more 4ch amps had is the simple addition of a x10 swith for the crossovers, which would convert this model's 40-500Hz over to 400-5kHz. This would allow folks who are truly on a budget to still do active crossover setups for their component drivers without the need for a DSP head.
I am a huge fan of the Pioneer amps. Great value and reliability.
These series have been hidden gems for a while. Some company/publication did a detailed review with benchmarks a couple years ago. If and when I redo everything these are what I plan on going with.
Thanks again for the vid, BB.
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The Pioneer GM-D amps are powerful, and at that price point, hard to beat. Now we need to find someone that wants to follow-up these amplifier dyno tests with signal reproduction and sound quality tests.
09 Sienna Subs : Four Team Ascendant 18s......Sub amp: Two Taramps 15k
Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS................................Mids/Highs amp: CT 500.2, ppi 600.2, ppi 900.4 bridged
Front stage: Two PWX 10s per door midbass only....... PRV 6MR500 midrange....... Massive CT 2 german tweeters.
320 amp Singer alt....... 1 group 34 under the hood 6 group31 agms in the back 560 amp hours total.
09 Sienna Subs : Four Team Ascendant 18s......Sub amp: Two Taramps 15k
Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS................................Mids/Highs amp: CT 500.2, ppi 600.2, ppi 900.4 bridged
Front stage: Two PWX 10s per door midbass only....... PRV 6MR500 midrange....... Massive CT 2 german tweeters.
320 amp Singer alt....... 1 group 34 under the hood 6 group31 agms in the back 560 amp hours total.
I know one thing the 9604 is way more expensive than the 8604 and not nearly as many places have it in stock so if the 8604 is an older model it is probably going to be discontinued soon and then 9604 cost seriously twice as much if not more so if you're thinking about using these amps you had better grab them soon hopefully somebody can figure out more about it than I did but that's what it seems like to me which ***** because these seem like tiller amps especially that they can be bridged at 2 ohms because that is what I need for my mids and highs so I'm probably going to be trying to grab two of these very soon
Initially I thought the same thing but if you look at the GM-D8601 vs. the GM-D9601, the 9601 is physically longer and has a different board layout with a few more caps and transistors. The same is true for the comparison between the 8604 vs. 9604 with the 9604 being physically longer (the PDF illustrates this) so, although I haven't been able to compare the guts yet, there's a slim possibility that it has a few more components inside to support the marginally higher power ratings or bolster the reliability of the same actual power. Maybe not, maybe the heatsink is just longer for the sake of consistency. Or maybe it's an even bigger sleeper. Seems like the 8601 & 8604 are being phased out in favor of the slightly improved 9601 & 9604, rated for a bit more power and with any luck maybe even sounding better due to lower noise or whatever. Couple links to compare guts. Bonus vid for essqews.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezEKHPdAuUw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujYIgE96gk8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fM6P7DMipQ
Here are the guts for the 8604, haven't been able to find any for the 9604 so far. Maybe someone who has one will give us a money shot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XneW1uQEnj8
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