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Alpine or Massive Audio amp for CDT components?

Old 08-27-2007, 05:47 PM
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Alpine or Massive Audio amp for CDT components?

Hi Guys,

Have a question - I'm running a set of CDT components, ES-072i GOLD:

http://www.buycdt.com/ES-072i_2.htm

Currently, I'm running this set off a used Aline MRV-T757. Not quite sure how old, but as least 6-7 years.

The manual states power on this amp is 75W x 2 @ 4 ohms (12V), 100W x 2 @ 4 ohms (14.4V). The surprising thing is that the manual rates max power at 225W x 2 @ 4 ohms... Now, I know Alpine doesn't really make up numbers, but over twice as powerful? I can only assume it's under-rated.

Now... I have an opportunity to by a much newer Massive Audio RS-50, rated at 125W x 2 @ 4 ohms (14.4V). I don't have much experience with Massive Audio equipment, but it sure is a nice looking amp.

http://www.prosoundmarketing.com/amps_r/body_amps_r.html
http://www.massiveaudio.com/home/support/pdf/AMP_RATING_WEBSITE_VER.pdf

Does anyone have experience with the Massive amp? Would it be worth spending $200 to upgrade, or just hold onto the Alpine?

Thanks!

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Old 08-27-2007, 06:20 PM
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Both amps will be underpowering those components IMO, I'd stick with the amp you have and look for one to power them up properly rather than a lateral move to the massive.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:51 PM
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Your set is pretty high end, and you would not be doing them justice with either amp - SQ and power.

I would suggest spending a bit more, and get a higher end amp with more power. Semendemon is selling a nice Audison 2 channel amp. I would highly recommend getting something like that. Look him up. Other brands to consider are: Arc Audio, DLS, JL Audio, PPI, TRU, US Amps, Zapco. You can get them used for a reasonable price.
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