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Budget amp, around $100

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ddave47, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Aug 17, 2008 at 11:40 PM
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    ddave47

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    what would be a good budget amp brand to look at for with 4 channels to power front and rear speakers only. I am interested in speaker sound quality, not loudness.
    100 watts rms x 4 would be nice.


    Power Acoustik?
    JBL?

    THX!

    dave
     
  2. Aug 18, 2008 at 1:08 AM
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    L8Rmike

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    I have a Sony XM-554ZR. It's 55 watts RMS and got it from wally world for 75 bucks. A lot of people don't like sony amps but it does what I want it to do. Do your research and read reviews on sites like sonicelectronix, crutchfield, online stero & hookedontronics. Good luck.

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  3. Aug 18, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    would that sony amp fit under the passenger seat in an 08 DC?
     
  4. Aug 18, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    mudduck

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    i've used MTX in the past and never had any problems. They take a pretty good beating too.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    I never tried but my guess is no.

    However the Sony xm-4s would.

     
  6. Aug 18, 2008 at 1:55 PM
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    At that price level, I'd have to say that you are going to be hard pressed to find what you want. I'm starting to find a trend here, and as your budget goes up, things go loud and nasty > quiet and clean > loud and clean.

    I'd recommend trying to find some of the less-than-mainstream, but still reputable companies, as you pay less for the name and more for the product. Back in the day (1997), I was very pleased with a 75W RMS Soundstream, but I don't know the quality now. It couldn't compete in volume to a Rockford punch 125.2, but the RF was built much cheaper and sounded much worse.

    I would really like to encourage you to save and plan. Replacing things multiple times costs more and you are unhappy through the whole ordeal.

    Going off of your previous post, I would still have to recommend replacing the deck, as it's going to be the cheaper option.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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    I concur. I assumed aftermarket speakers and a deck were already apart of the equation and ddave47 just needed an amp. My bad.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    I have a 800 watt sony Xplod amp I would be willing to sell. If interested I will go see how many channel it is, im not too sure off the top of my head.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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  10. Aug 19, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    After searching ebay for three days I ended up with a Pioneer Premier PRS-D4100F, Class D for $173 shipped. It was only a few bucks more than $100 and way better quality. Thanks to everyone's input.
     
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