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Topic: best amp for 200

Posted By: audioman2007
Subject: best amp for 200
Date Posted: Marchá28, 2008 at 9:56 PM

I already have an amp for my system BUT I am looking to get a better brand. I dont want to spend anymore than $200 though. I want a well known, respectable, and reliable amp for its price. The amp will be powering 2 12" earthquake DBX SVC handling 800 a piece. Thank you.



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Posted By: sedate
Date Posted: Marchá28, 2008 at 11:21 PM

audioman2007 wrote:

handling 800 a piece

You want an amp that makes some ~1500 watts that is well known, respectable, reliable, and costs $200?

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Good luck with that.



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Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: Marchá29, 2008 at 12:53 AM
James is right... A GOOD 1500 watts is going to be twice that money, to start, probably more in the 3 to 4 times that range.

50 cents a watt is where I'd start looking for any kind of respectability.

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Posted By: audioman2007
Date Posted: Marchá29, 2008 at 6:22 AM
I dont need an amp that will push the subs at their rated RMS. I dont need a 1500 watt amp. Could I go with an amp that is lower in wattage?




Posted By: sedate
Date Posted: Marchá29, 2008 at 10:44 AM

audioman2007 wrote:

I dont need an amp that will push the subs at their rated RMS. I dont need a 1500 watt amp. Could I go with an amp that is lower in wattage?

Sure but that isn't how you phrased your question. 

The bottom line is that 200 is a pretty tiny budget for a sub amp - if you could get that to 3 or 4 you'd have a zillion decent choices.

If I absolutely HAD to purchase a budget sub amp -

https://www.cadencestore.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=125&idproduct=380

I stress the word 'budget'



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Posted By: audioman2007
Date Posted: Marchá29, 2008 at 2:26 PM
Well I cant really spend alot right now, because I am getting married and also getting ready to move into a house, but if this was any other time, I would easily spend more.  Anyways, I really like Earthquake products. I also have their speakers and a 600 watt 4 channel TNT amp. Would any of their amps work good for my subs?




Posted By: sedate
Date Posted: Marchá29, 2008 at 3:46 PM

Wow congrats - I'd rather have my own home than a fancy amp anyday.

Now a wife or fancy amplifier - that's a lot tougher. posted_image

Anywho - earthquake amps look pretty cheezy - IMO the best rule of thumb is

https://www.earthquakesound.com/tnt.htm

"If the amplifier specs mention "max" or "peak" power - don't buy it"

On the other hand, the equipment doesn't look expensive and you said you like the 4-channel - go ahead and purchase it if you feel like a low budget solution is right for you.

I think most people here would tell you a REAL couple of hundred watts or so would be more desirable than these other options, including that budget Cadence I linked to above - you're still pretty constrained at $200 though.  I'd much rather have a modest, high-quality amplifier than a hifonics or a earthquake - or heaven forbid a sony or pyle or something.

https://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=249

All I got for ya.



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Posted By: willdkartunes
Date Posted: Marchá29, 2008 at 10:38 PM

I have to agree that anyone would be hard pressed to find a good amp at the $200 limit that would be able to put out that kind of power! Of course, I completely understand your budget situation so check this amp out:

https://www.online/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?Productid=19341

Definitely a "decent" amp putting out plenty of power for your subs and it's under your $200 budget. How do you like them apples?



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Posted By: force
Date Posted: Marchá30, 2008 at 11:44 AM
Um the only amp I can think of for around that price range and is a decent amp is the HIfonics BXi1606D. You can get it for 210 shipped on ebay. Thats the best one I can give ya. Good luck




Posted By: mcben789
Date Posted: Marchá30, 2008 at 9:22 PM
Go for a used product on ebay if you've only got 200 singles to blow.

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Posted By: dipset1413
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 2:48 AM
u got to pay to play i got one of those brutus 1606's i ain't pay 200 for try a little higher but i say wait u got a amp in there save your pennies and get something nice before u be in this situation for whatever u spend that 200 on remember a lot of places don't do refunds.

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Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 3:54 AM

dipset1413 wrote:

u got to pay to play i got one of those brutus 1606's i ain't pay 200 for try a little higher but i say wait u got a amp in there save your pennies and get something nice before u be in this situation for whatever u spend that 200 on remember a lot of places don't do refunds.

Huh?!



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Posted By: daboss593
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 10:09 AM
Alpine MRP-M450  rms is 400 1 ch mono amp has gotten good rev seen them as cheap as 145$ on ebay new with warranty.

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Posted By: mcben789
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 9:11 PM
jmelton86...dido. haha.

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Posted By: dipset1413
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 9:46 PM
if u want a good amp pay for it

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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 10:25 PM
This amp will do 750 watts rms...I've heard nothing but good things about the new Crunch GP amps.

GP1500




Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 10:42 PM

aznboi3644 wrote:

This amp will do 750 watts rms...I've heard nothing but good things about the new Crunch GP amps.

GP1500

Linky no worky.



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2013 Kia Rio -90a alternator
DDX470HD GTO14001 GTO1014D (x3)
Big3 in 1/0G
1/0G to GTO14001




Posted By: sedate
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 11:00 PM

You have to work around the forum auto-edit -

think about it for a minute.



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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 11:24 PM




Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: Aprilá01, 2008 at 11:47 PM
Damnit...it worked when i previewed the post.

Well anyways its the new Crunch GP1500.

From the tests I've seen from people do over on TermPro the amps put out rated power...which is half of the max so the 1500 puts out 750 watts rms




Posted By: heu_duck
Date Posted: Aprilá02, 2008 at 3:19 AM

dude all i can say is shop ebay u can always find what u r looking for on there (well most of the time lol)





Posted By: mjp1980
Date Posted: Aprilá02, 2008 at 5:35 AM
I got an Infinity reference 611a for $150 on ebay it states 656 rms at 2 ohm but its louder than my kenwood that states its                900 watt rms at 2ohm And the sound quality is not even compairable I've heard alot of amps but for the money that 611a was the best ever.

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Posted By: jettagli03
Date Posted: Aprilá02, 2008 at 9:14 AM
I've found it to be a complete waste of money to buy an amp for temporary purposes and then upgrade later. And then upgrade again. And possibly upgrade again.

Buy what you want the first time around, even if it does mean waiting until you have enough. You'll save money in the long run and be very pleased with the results.

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Posted By: elmore4030
Date Posted: Aprilá02, 2008 at 9:54 AM
I would go to Ebay if you trust them and you can usealy find a pretty good deal on a amp.They had a Rockfordfosgate P600BD for $125 and most of them put out around 800watts acording to the birthsheet.They have a Infinity REF 1211A that puts out 1300watts at 2ohms for $224.But they have a few amps that put out a 1000watts and over for under $200 ,like the SoundStream   MA Audio HK 401SX that puts out 1800watts at .5ohms for $170   Kole,HiFonicis,But be careful ,I would buy a well known brand because some of them that say 3000watts and you look at the spec's ,there is really no way.

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Posted By: jettagli03
Date Posted: Aprilá02, 2008 at 10:08 AM
Who here TRUSTS eBay? Not me.

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Posted By: mcben789
Date Posted: Aprilá02, 2008 at 5:56 PM
I've bought plenty of things from eBay and have been completely satisfied. I trust them.

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Posted By: force
Date Posted: Aprilá03, 2008 at 8:42 AM
I dont trust ebay...but if I know the seller and the item well enough. Ill be from them




Posted By: daboss593
Date Posted: Aprilá03, 2008 at 10:13 AM
ive been dealing with eaby for 5yrs now and im happy to say ive had no problems. thats not to say every seller is not a scammer. i took a while to weed through the scum bags on there. but after that im happy with the few i deal with.

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Posted By: manahawkinrob
Date Posted: Aprilá04, 2008 at 8:07 AM




Posted By: inoitall
Date Posted: Aprilá04, 2008 at 8:35 AM
For needing help on getting an amp for under $200, he sure isnt posting very often. lol




Posted By: usabuilt
Date Posted: Aprilá04, 2008 at 9:17 AM
Here is a Pioneer sub amp, I have been very happy with pioneer stuff, but I have never used this amp before, for the price you can have some money left over for the honeymoon.
https://www.mainstreet-audio.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=GM-D7400M&Category_Code=PAMP[/URL]




Posted By: audiocableguy
Date Posted: Aprilá21, 2008 at 5:52 PM
I find it VERY interesting inoitall, that audioman2007 hasn't posted recently. Guess he found an amp.





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