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ThxOne

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So what amp is it
I didn't want to mention it out loud (because they aren't what they used to be) but its the Soundstream Rubicon Nano (Marine Version) MR4.1400D.

There is a reason I got it. I love the look of the amp but... I have decided to see if I need to repair the US Acoustics amp and if so, I will have it repaired and put back in the car. I am also really really REALLY curious to see if the rubicon nano will do rated (135w x 4) or how close it will get. To me, this amp design is externally one of the coolest cosmetic designs imo. The non marine, blue chassis is even sexier. We will see. I had the extra cash, I was bored, there it was so I bought one. If something breaks I will often buy a temp replacement until I can get something better. The Soundstream is just that, a temp replacement... maybe.
 

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That is a nice looking amp. Even if it does 75 x 4 you got your moneys worth
 
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It is a good looking amp and actually has some options that you don’t usually see in cheap 4 channel amps. I would assume with the fusing that it might do rated? Or at least get somewhat close. One would hope at least
 

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It is a good looking amp and actually has some options that you don’t usually see in cheap 4 channel amps. I would assume with the fusing that it might do rated? Or at least get somewhat close. One would hope at least
That's what I am hoping. I have seen amp dynos on Soundstreams of slightly similar specs doing rated so fingers crossed. I am gonna post gut shots too as I can not find ANY of the nano series on the web. Which might help some more educated amplifier gurus determine if the potential is there for rated or more.... or less lol.
 
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Why is it when packages arrive anywhere near Atlanta they get delayed. Now my amp isn't set to arrive until Thursday.
 

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Sonic takes like 4 days to me. I can get that amp tomorrow using Amazon Prime.
 

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You’re right about Atlanta. Every package that goes there is automatically delayed. Probably hard to work around all the “extra” ballots lol
 
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Sonic takes like 4 days to me. I can get that amp tomorrow using Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime is $119 a year + taxes. $12.99 a month. If I bought one thing a month with free shipping I am paying $12.99 a month for shipping. Pass.
 

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Have someone that has it order for you...
 
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Well then... I know why my bass music hits a wall on the high bass. Its the way I have it set up. My JBL 12's were crossed over at 120hz with no DSP. My current 10's are crossed at 65hz and play up to... 65hz then drops off sharply. I just put tracks from Bass Boy's album in Audition and analyzed the bass frequencies. Typical range is mid 30hz - 110hz with the majority of the upper bass being betwixt 60 - 112hz. So I am missing SO much bass it's ridiculous. My silverflutes couldn't cover 60 - 112hz at the volume of my subs if their lives depended on it.

What I am going to do is cross my P3's up to 120. Re-EQ the sub bass in the DSP so that the entire range from 20 -120 is 10db above the mids and as flat as I can make the curve. Be back soon................
 

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Yeah, that did it. For the most part. I think box tuning is keeping the subs from playing the 110+ range, that's fine. I did get the 60 - 100+hz back.
 

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Amazon Prime is $119 a year + taxes. $12.99 a month. If I bought one thing a month with free shipping I am paying $12.99 a month for shipping. Pass.
You know you can get Amazon prime for free using the 30 day trial once a year. Just cancel before the 30 days is up and you won't be charged. If you need something pronto, it's a good way to go. I have done this every year and the deal comes back.
 

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Why is it when packages arrive anywhere near Atlanta they get delayed. Now my amp isn't set to arrive until Thursday.
Because Atlanta is a huge city with insane traffic. Atlanta is a massive Fed Ex hub and if it comes through the airport then... well you know how that goes.
 

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Because Atlanta is a huge city with insane traffic. Atlanta is a massive Fed Ex hub and if it comes through the airport then... well you know how that goes.
FedEx has the amp in Kennesaw, Ga 30144.

Yeah, I remember my dad driving us through Atlanta on the way to Ohio for the holidays each year from the Tampa Bay area when we were kids. I remember the interstate going through Atlanta was hell every time. Well, I didn't mind it, I love skylines and big roads. and it has it for sure.
 

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FedEx has the amp in Kennesaw, Ga 30144.

Yeah, I remember my dad driving us through Atlanta on the way to Ohio for the holidays each year from the Tampa Bay area when we were kids. I remember the interstate going through Atlanta was hell every time. Well, I didn't mind it, I love skylines and big roads. and it has it for sure.
Kennesaw is definitely not Atlanta. That's well to the north. It's actually a cool place to visit. I bought a Chevelle from there years ago with a hot rod dump truck motor. It was crazy.
 

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I guess I will have to install it at a later date. Stupid work always getting in the way. This thing is tiny, heavy but tiny.


 
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I flipped it over... Hey, it's not made in China. It's a KOREAN amp!!

 

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The look reminds me of the old Soundstreams from the early '90s with all the stuff on top of it. About time Soundstream went back to Korea! Maybe they are finally going to listen to the consumer and go back to decent amplifiers from the ground up!
 

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Please let us know ASAP how it sounds. I’m trying to build a budget system for a friend and this might be perfect
 

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Please let us know ASAP how it sounds. I’m trying to build a budget system for a friend and this might be perfect
Soon, soon. ☢
 

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