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Old    falcon_v            03-26-2008, 5:04 PM Reply   
Looking for a cheap amp just for 1 summer any suggestions on these, back and the day I had a power acoustik amp and it worked great.

Power Acoustik
Sound Storm
Volfenhag
SPL
crunch
boss
lanzar
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-26-2008, 7:49 PM Reply   
I'd go crunch, same company as hifonics and mb quart. Power acoustic might be ok to, used them a long time ago.

(Message edited by 05mobiuslsv on March 26, 2008)
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-26-2008, 7:57 PM Reply   
I'd go with Volfenhag just because it sounds German and the Germans make some awesome knives and cars! Also sound Storm sounds cool too like a super hero amp or something.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-26-2008, 8:00 PM Reply   
^^^^^^^
You're killing me Hate...
Old    Keir (vanagonwake)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-27-2008, 7:06 AM Reply   
All are cheap crap. They will work but you may have some serious noise pick up through them....
Old    Dennis (denwbaseball)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-27-2008, 7:24 AM Reply   
I'm in the same boat as you Chris...I cann't really justify spending a ton of money on a amp when I can spend $100 on one of those. Yea, they won't sound has good as a $600 dollar amp but it will be loud enough and it will work. Just like I cann't justify buying a real expensive boat when I can get the same amount of enjoyment out of one thats $40,000 less. Ok, I'll be honest now......my soon to be wife will kick my butt if I spend to much money on wakeboarding!haha So seriously which brand? I found a boss on ebay with a 350RMS x2?
Old    Patrick Fort (pfort)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-27-2008, 7:37 AM Reply   
Check out the Cadence amps. I am running the ZRS series and was referred to them by Wetsounds. I was able to get them all at a great price.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-27-2008, 7:44 AM Reply   
Cadence amps are good for the price I'm using Pioneer amps in my car and boat and haven't had a single problem with them at all and I paid between $80 and $100 a piece for them
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-27-2008, 9:22 AM Reply   
Of the bunch I would go with Crunch. Mostly because I am a big Hifonics fan and have used a few Crucnh amps on some low-end installs and no one ever knew the difference.
Old    Cal (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-27-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
I've got a nice Kenwood Excelon KAC-X301 amp that I'll sell you for $90 shipped. 75x2 @ 4-ohms, will run about 40-watts to each of four speakers at 2 ohms. In very good condition, works perfectly, has really large cooling fan which works well for marine audio. It's WAY better than all options above. I'm not using it, send me a PM if you want it.
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       03-27-2008, 11:51 AM Reply   
I've got most of my system off craigslist all matching fosgate stuff from different people. just be patient, and you will find nice stuff. You will pay a fraction of the cost and you will get a far superior product compared to the options listed above.
Old    falcon_v            03-27-2008, 5:01 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info also one more Amp
Infinity (reference seris)
Thanks for all the input.
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-27-2008, 5:04 PM Reply   
i put a 1000 watt max 4 channel marine grade pyle amp in my boat and it screams, i think i paid 100 bucks on ebay
Old    Scott Legge (w00taz)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-27-2008, 7:57 PM Reply   
I posted in the last post when you asked about lanzar about hifonics. The hifonics make my wetsounds pound. I recommend them. Cheap powerful good stuff.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-27-2008, 8:12 PM Reply   
I never understood the amp craze and how some people pay so much money for nice amps. I have heard cheap amps and expensive amps and they both did the job.
Old    gangstar (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-27-2008, 8:49 PM Reply   
profile ap1000

done deal
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-27-2008, 10:35 PM Reply   
Actually Profile amps are good budget amps. I've run an ap600, ap1040 and an ap1200 and they all put out good power and didnt get hot. Im running two fosgate amps along with an ap1040 (my second one) now and have had no problems.
Old    falcon_v            03-28-2008, 11:12 AM Reply   
trying to stay at 4ohms and at least 100watts a speaker x4
Old    Ken Land (bulletlines)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-28-2008, 11:40 AM Reply   
I would go with all Memphis right now.. I built my boat system this season with all Memphis Audio after seeing someone with all Memphis launch a boat without plugs, walked away for 30 minutes, and the boat sank... They used air tanks to float it back to the surface, turned on the stereo, and the stereo system worked perfect.. I was impressed...

Thanks,

Ken Land
Bullet Lines
www.bulletlines.com
Old    Dennis (denwbaseball)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-28-2008, 11:42 AM Reply   
Wow, thats crazy!
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-28-2008, 12:17 PM Reply   
So for all you nose dipping no driving boat owners invest in memphis amps.
Old    Jman (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-28-2008, 12:49 PM Reply   
I have a Profile AP1040 4 channel amp (80X4) and I am quite happy with it. I think they quit making that model, but it is still available online.

Hope this helps,
Jman
Old    falcon_v            03-28-2008, 12:56 PM Reply   
Is the profile amps you guys are talkin about

http://www.profileusa.com/products.cfm

http://cgi.ebay.com/PROFILE-AP740-Car-Audio-AMPLIFIER-AMP-700-watts_W0QQitemZ250228832085QQihZ015QQcategoryZ3973 9QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-28-2008, 2:42 PM Reply   
Heres the 1040
http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Profile-AP1040-1000W-4-Channel-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ230236817960QQihZ013QQcategoryZ 39739QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Old    falcon_v            03-29-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
I went with an alpine MRP F500 To power my 4 polk momo 650s got a great deal on ebay. Do you think I will be able to here it at 70'

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