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    4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    I have CDT Audio HD62 components in the front and CDT Audio CL6x in the rear. I am looking at some four channels and these are the amps I have narrowed my choices down to. I am looking for the best possible sound quality.

    JL Audio 300/4
    Zapco Reference 360.4
    Tru Technology T-4.65

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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    Tru technology or zapco

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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    Pick the cheapest one. HIGHLY doubt you will be able to tell a difference between any of them SQ wise given the same circumstances.



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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Tirefryr
    Pick the cheapest one. HIGHLY doubt you will be able to tell a difference between any of them SQ wise given the same circumstances.
    x2

    focus more into your install, i.e. - imaging, eq, xover, ect.
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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    love my zapco with balanced rca signal. i've only had it a month and it's the best i've heard.



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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    zapco, no question




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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    the zapco reference series are great amps. in my boat i had a 360.4 for my highs/mids then i went to two 750.2's. i took them over the diamond d7's that i had. what is your budget byt the way? if you want a true SQ amp with awesome processing, the c2k-4.0 is awesome, but expensive. the only reason i dont use one in my boat is because of the power output.




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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    they say once you've been Zapped you never go back...



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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd
    they say once you've been Zapped you never go back...

    So, is that true Mr. I Own A C2K??




    I highly doubt you'd be able to hear a difference. I'd go for whatever is cheapest.

    Though, I honestly don't think I've heard of anyone using a Zapco, switching it out for a different amp, and actually being happier with the other amp. They always seem to go back to Zapco.




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    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    So, is that true Mr. I Own A C2K??




    I highly doubt you'd be able to hear a difference. I'd go for whatever is cheapest.

    Though, I honestly don't think I've heard of anyone using a Zapco, switching it out for a different amp, and actually being happier with the other amp. They always seem to go back to Zapco.
    lol- actually I wouldn't know yet....and i'm not one those people- i like lots of stuff-
    heck I'd recommend an Kicker just as well- bUt yeah Zapco owners have a die hard fan base , with good reason I suppose...

    Its funny-over at the zapco forums no one likes to talk to me cause I have Arc amps j/k



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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    can't go wrong with any of these amps, really.



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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    I saw an Arc Audio 4050XXK and the Zapco Reference 360.4, they are the same price. Isn't the Arc and the Zapco both designed by Zeff. Those are definately my last two choices which one is the better choice?




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    Re: 4 channel amps TRU Technology vs Zapco vs JL Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by vecc205
    I saw an Arc Audio 4050XXK and the Zapco Reference 360.4, they are the same price. Isn't the Arc and the Zapco both designed by Zeff. Those are definately my last two choices which one is the better choice?
    they used to be. that zapco is still a better amp. i have had personal experience with both of them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bri487
    they used to be. that zapco is still a better amp. i have had personal experience with both of them.
    having played with both and opened both up -there's absolutly nothing that makes the 360.4 any better than a 4050- actually are pretty close in design internally other than the Zap has controls mounted along the lenght of the amp- same 1%resistors, transformer, same butterworth crossovers used- and the 4050 actually uses 105degree caps-that i didnt find in my brother in laws 360.4. Both built by ARPA- Other than the Simbilink balanced inputs on the ZAP I would
    pick up which ever was cheaper. Matter a fact I would consider a Kar 400.4 or Diamond D3400.4 as a better value, equal real world performance, same design.
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