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    How good are Orion amps?

    i was thinking of a orion 4002 to power some componets. how do they compare to zapco ref350, arc audio 400.2, and jl e4300? i know they are not as good but they are also about hundred bucks cheaper.







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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    I'll guess that you'll not hear the difference.



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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    u probably will hear better clarity using the zapco or arc. Especially using the symblink cable for the zapco. Well i upgraded my amp from an orion to a zapco and saw a diffrence not to say orion and audiobahn is in the same league. Im not knocking orion but zapco and arc are known for clarity




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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by 937DYTBOI
    u probably will hear better clarity using the zapco or arc. Especially using the symblink cable for the zapco. Well i upgraded my amp from an orion to a zapco and saw a diffrence not to say orion and audiobahn is in the same league. Im not knocking orion but zapco and arc are known for clarity

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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    matter a fact a guy on the forum was selling his zapco ref350 from cincy




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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyJ
    wow, mr super ears

    Yea i tend to listen to detail of the music when comparing amps and HU's




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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    is jl not in the same class as arc and zap




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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by bryantxii
    is jl not in the same class as arc and zap
    No...how much do you want to spend for accurate, high quality sound? What will you be powering? What is the signal source? If the Orion amp is the weakest link, you WILL hear the difference Would you put Mobile 1 oil in your beater? How bout 87 octane in a Bugatti? Get the picture??



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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by FoxPro5
    No...how much do you want to spend for accurate, high quality sound? What will you be powering? What is the signal source? If the Orion amp is the weakest link, you WILL hear the difference Would you put Mobile 1 oil in your beater? How bout 87 octane in a Bugatti? Get the picture??
    i want to spend under $170 on the amp, powering mb quart qsc 216, with a alpine 9851 headunit so i dont know if the orion with be the weakest link, thats kinda what i was asking if i would hear the difference




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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    they aite.... go with the zapco

    Orion < JL < Zapco




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    Re: How good are Orion amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by bryantxii
    i want to spend under $170 on the amp, powering mb quart qsc 216, with a alpine 9851 headunit so i dont know if the orion with be the weakest link, thats kinda what i was asking if i would hear the difference
    I really doubt that you will hear a difference. And I would suggest getting the most power/$$$ you can find. Hell I'll sell you my MBQ raa2400 (200w per side) and you can keep it in the family. Plus the Q's will love that power.

    BTW, I'm biased because I've ran all the above mentioned amp brands....except for Orion *cough* DEI crap *cough*



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