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    OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Yeah, a long shot, but like to find a semi-old school Orion Concept 97.3 alive preferably as to dead. Scratches Ok, as I'd like to use it. Don't need a $2000 in box shelf queen, $500 runner would be ideal.

    They were the aluminum colored Orions with the fan in the middle. Same shape as the 2250SX "The Beast" , the 2100HCCA and the GS500. Thanks -Scott







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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    ah i used to have one. lol



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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Wow, those are RARE for sure, haven't seen one for sell in years. A guy on carstereo.com had one a while back, asking $600. His ad was from 2010 or something, I contacted him a month ago and no response. Good luck in your search!



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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    if you find one, and need a 97.1 to match it, let me know.. I will sell ya one




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    orion concept 97.3 competition amponly 500 made

    See if you can get a hold of this guy. He's in NC




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Quote Originally Posted by radwilsons5803 View Post
    orion concept 97.3 competition amponly 500 made

    See if you can get a hold of this guy. He's in NC
    well be sure you check it out before buying, because right off the bat, the guy doesnt know what he's talking about, the amp will not go that low.. It was a marketing hitch from orion and a competition view statement, thats why so many got burnt up..




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Thanks much, talked to him a few hours ago, gonne see if it still works. I'll keep ya posted, fingers crossed. -Scott




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    I know of one local. The owner is an Orion collector and I sold him my entire line of HCCA G4 amps BNIB. There is NOTHING better looking then a BNIB 275g4 with rails. **** amp!



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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboRedneck View Post
    Thanks much, talked to him a few hours ago, gonne see if it still works. I'll keep ya posted, fingers crossed. -Scott
    Good Luck, hope you get it, keep us posted..




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Quote Originally Posted by mpowered325is View Post
    I know of one local. The owner is an Orion collector and I sold him my entire line of HCCA G4 amps BNIB. There is NOTHING better looking then a BNIB 275g4 with rails. **** amp!
    I sold my HCCA 2100 G4, Now that was a **** amp. and SUPER RARE, 1 of 3 i ever knew existed.




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Your welcome. Did he send any pics yet??




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Seller is in my state, but several hours away...This is a great deal for the OP, I hope it doesn't get jacked from your car! The fool stealing it will have no idea what he really has...

    The seller sent me these pics and no, I wasn't trying to take this deal from the OP, just curious about the condition.









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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Also, here is an article from AS&S March 1998 about the Concept 97.3...









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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Doesnt this thing do a clean 1200rms...??




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    Re: OLDish School Orion Concept 97.3

    Quote Originally Posted by tc300 View Post
    Doesnt this thing do a clean 1200rms...??
    I'd read its just a 2250SX "beast" with a face lift. 2 ohm stable, 4 ohm bridged to 1000 watts specs.

    In a ....Car Stereo Review magazine test...need to dig it up again.. Test was a few of the biggest baddest most expensive amps of the time. PPI 2350, RF Power 1000, HiFonics Colossus, pair of Linear Powers, and an Orion 2250SX. The idea was that not many folks would get these monsters but that these were the flagships of each company. If their baddest, most expensive amp didn't do rated power, or rated distortion, you could expect the same from the rest of their line.

    The Orion didn't do 1000 watts, something like 850 stuck in my head, going on 20 year old memory here & a couple drinks in that time. With good cooling though you could cruize full power and not shut down. Most importantly like a few other Orion amps, dead ****, ball milled anodized aluminum.

    Thanks allot for the article bigdwiz! I hadn't seen that. Dunno what final production was but I saw a load of them, 10 or 12 in the back of a walled car, SPL burp. Friends and I learned a bunch from him that afternoon but he never let on that loading to .000025 ohms or whatever was fictional.

    I love that old Orion, stretch & bend the rules way. Hope to put this 97.3 with a couple 225HCCAs in my daily driver.
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