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johnsvt 02-17-2008 11:07 AM

I am looking to replace my Mmatts amp which is supposed to make 150-160 watts per channel at 4 ohms. I am looking for something closer to 200 at 4ohm or a 2 channel 4-500 at 2 ohm. <BR> <BR>I have seen the Boston Acoustic gt-28 and that amp interest me some, any opinions/suggestions? <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR>John

tonality 02-17-2008 12:37 PM

You looking to drive 2 channels, or one? <BR> <BR>The boston is a great amp, love that entire GT line...if you're looking to drive 2ch, the JL 300/2 is a heavily underrated 150w/channel of really solid clean power, or if just one, you can do the 500/1...both should be about the same budget range or cheaper than that Boston iirc. <BR> <BR>Can't go wrong with the GT line though man, sweet amps! Got a GT50 running my entire interior.

pdqwrx 02-17-2008 5:48 PM

John- GT28 is awesome....The 300/2 is a good amp as well, but not as well suited for boat use as a Boston GT amp because of it's HIGHLY regulated power supply (JL calls it RIPS). But your post is a little confusing. What Mmats amp are you replacing and what speakers are you driving? If you decide to do a GT28 I may have one for sale. <BR> <BR>Cheers <BR>Scott

soundbox 02-17-2008 6:17 PM

Ewing - <BR>The GT-28 is an excellent amp. It is very dynamic and the adjustability with Q-Tunes does wonders if our are using it for highs. I have yet to see one thermal. They are a bit on the long side but the way the heat sink is designed and the way the fan is positioned you can mount it any way you want. I have (4) GT series amps mounted upside down in my headliner (This is one of the VERY few amps you can do this with). You will not be disappointed. <BR> <BR>Other options are the JL 300/2v2 (less power), Arc Audio (GT-28 falls between the SE2150 and the SE2300), Zapco (More $$), US Amps (Same power but not very clean) <BR> <BR>What will the GT-28 be running?

ponte_06_x2 02-17-2008 7:37 PM

the gt 28 is pimp. great power

johnsvt 02-17-2008 8:00 PM

Scott replacing my Mmatts SQ4150 that powered my tower speakers. The Mmatts I have now has never had an issue just want to make sure before I replace it.

pdqwrx 02-17-2008 11:27 PM

John- What are you going to be running with this amp? My understanding is that the SQ4150 is a beast, how do you have it configured? <BR> <BR>Scott

superair 02-18-2008 5:28 AM

Guys what is you opinion on the mmats?? I have a chance to get their amps at dealers cost. I have always been a kicker person. I was looking at the big class D amps. <BR> <BR>thanks <BR>Shawn

johnsvt 02-18-2008 6:16 AM

I ran 4 Pro80's last year, but trying something new and the new speakers aren't as efficient. I will need a good 200watts per speaker to get the full potential out of the new speakers. <BR> <BR>Shawn the Mmatts is a more efficient amp than Kicker and imo are a better amp. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by johnsvt on February 18, 2008)

acurtis_ttu 02-18-2008 11:14 AM

ewing, you probably won't notice that much of a difference in power from 160 to 200 watts. That mmats amp is a very solid amp and is probably slightly underated. <BR> <BR>Are you going to sell it? How much you looking to get for it?

murphy_smith 02-18-2008 11:25 AM

I am really surprised that no one has mentioned the Zapco refrence 1000.4 or a Precision Power PCX 4125. I would put either one of these up against any 1000 watt a/b amp. <BR> <BR>These is a reason both these models are over 5 years old and people still search for them on the car audio forums constantly. Plus...you can get them repaired pretty cheap if they break.

wake1823 02-18-2008 2:00 PM

murphy, both those amps are good , but one of the main reasons they are so sought after is it's hard to find a 4 chanel amp with that much power...not alot of companys make an amp that big.

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