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tws_andrew 06-12-2007 2:08 PM

I have had mine for a year and am looking for a new amp. I searched and a lot of the info was from last year. I know a lot more people have them now and I want to know what is working well. Thanks

iagainsti 06-12-2007 3:16 PM

I use a JL Slash 300/4 bridged which is a clean 150w rms to each pod and have zero complaints. Wetsounds rates them at 200rms but have heard from others they are pushing more power at them without any issues. I would go with good, clean power and not worry about the rms wattage as much.

dudeman 06-12-2007 6:49 PM

Hifonics Zues Zxi 1006 pushing 250 watts per at 4 ohms. They scream.

masterxstar 06-12-2007 7:03 PM

look at the new u.s amps with power tubes i think they are called the ax . or hi fonics or arc or zapco stay away from cheap stuff buy a good amp once or buy cheap stuff all the time . good luck

pickle311 06-13-2007 7:15 AM

how can you say stay away from the cheap stuff after you recommended a hi fonics amp? Maybe their new stuff is better, but back in the day they were junk with the exception of the one model that was made by ZED Audio. <BR> <BR>I'm running a Kicker 400.2 on my Pro80s and they scream.

jwharan 06-13-2007 7:19 AM

zapco 1000.4 <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

tparider 06-13-2007 7:32 AM

Massive Audio 800.4

xaggie 06-13-2007 9:34 AM

I like my JL's as well. 1 300/4 and 1 300/2 to my 2 pairs. They will get far louder than I want to be around without distorting.

turbonine 06-13-2007 9:34 AM

Shane: What do you mean back in the day? <BR> <BR>I had one of their Tauraus amps back in 1999, and that thing was a beast. 100% made in USA, overbuilt, 1 Ohm stable. I know since then they were bought by Maxxsonics and prodution went overseas and quality dropped, but I think its back up now. I just bought 3 Zeus amps and they are beafy.

pickle311 06-13-2007 4:56 PM

early 90s, the Zeus are the ones that were built by ZED I believe. I could be wrong though.

masterxstar 06-13-2007 5:29 PM

Shane Lafferty (pickle311) did you read what i wrote ? im pretty sure that the brands i talked about are not cheap like you kicker amp, good luck with that amp...

johnsvt 06-13-2007 7:15 PM

What is your budget? There are good amps out there at every budget level and so many choices that one could go crazy thinking about which amp to buy. Honestly, I would like to hear two boats with the same tower speakers, and electrical, but maybe one with Zapco amps and the other with Kicker. I would be interested to hear what the difference in SQ at 80' would be.

masterxstar 06-13-2007 8:50 PM

not even in the same ball park, and one would be on fire when kicker go into protect mode they stay that way forever


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