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JdM xplod b01 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 12:44 AM / IP Logged  
does anyone know a amp around 100-200$ thats reliable, has a good name and rep. Has around 700-900 rms. 1 or 2 channel. im looking to power my pioneer premier spl sub of 1000 rms.
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 1:09 PM / IP Logged  
You're not going to find an amp that cheap with a genuine 700-900 watts RMS.  You may find some cheap POS amps that claim that kind of power for under $200, but they will be crap and not worth the time it takes to write the check.  Give that sub power from a good amp and it will perform well.  Give it crap power from a POS amp and you will probably blow it.  To get a subwoofer amp capable of a genuine 700-900 watts RMS, expect to pay more like $500 and up.
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crzycreations 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 5:11 PM / IP Logged  
Hey JDM, I have a Power Acoustik TS620-2 which is running 150wrms x2 @4ohms to two RF P110S4's and I think it sounds pretty damn good, I got it for $120 of sounddomain. I would suggest from my experience with PA that they are good budget amps. I have seen higher power ones that look like they're in your price range, just a suggestion though, hope this helped.
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jlord16 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 5:52 PM / IP Logged  
Hey, there is no way a $200 amp is going to properly power one of those.  They are a sweet ass sub and they are very power hungry
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arrow12 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 5:59 PM / IP Logged  
Well it all comes down to the fact that you get what you pay for.  In your case it is probably better to get a high quality amp with a lower RMS than get a really cheap amp with a high RMS.  The better amp will sound a lot better and be more true to its RMS rating.  IF you are stuck on a cheaper amp with a high RMS look at Profile.  I know a lot of people won't agree with me, but I've had Profile before and liked it.  I know it is most likely overrated, but they put out enough power in my circumstances.  That's just my opinion.
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jlord16 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 7:11 PM / IP Logged  
Yeah refurbs you can usually get cheap, and they actually work quite well.  Try and find a a mono class d referb that does about 800-1000W RMS depending on the independace of that sub.  Or you could go for like a kenwood but it wuld hvae to be 2 channel bridged.  Have a look on ebay
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Infinity Kappa Perfect 10"
Respone 800w Mono
ALPINE MRP-F250
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JdM xplod b01 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 7:40 PM / IP Logged  
Is there any sites that sell refurbs other than ebay? but did anyone have a bad experience with refurbs?
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OhioMike1101 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 8:59 PM / IP Logged  

JdM xplod b01 wrote:
Is there any sites that sell refurbs other than ebay? but did anyone have a bad experience with refurbs?

What do you care?  You are looking for the cheapest solution.  Refurbs are just as much of a risk buying as buying online at all IMO.

stang351w 
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Posted: November 20, 2005 at 9:09 PM / IP Logged  
hello, you could try the pioneer 3000spl amp that's made for that sub...there not bad and fairly cheap in price for what they are....i'm not a pioneer fan but i used to work at a shop that had them and they did there job...you if you'd be interested i got a kenwood excelon x401 amp i'll sell for $300 cdn plus shipping
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menace2sobriety 
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Posted: November 21, 2005 at 1:43 AM / IP Logged  
i bought a refurb from mtx. and had to send it back. i quit working  after about 45 minutes of playing. and it didnt go into thermal protection. they paid for the shipping back to me and the 2nd one i got did the same thing!  i havent done anything with it. im not paying to send it back again. if i keep sending them back i could buy two new ones. i wanted to replace my small amp with a bigger one. but i found a arc audio 2050 at a pawn shop for $25. 
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