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Old 11-18-2006, 10:05 PM
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I am going to change out my amps and wondered if any one had any recommendations (or lines on gooood deals )
I was thinking of going with a pair of DLS A3s for the comps and a pair of A6s for the subs but....
A) I don't know anything about DLS and their reputation for quality
B) I don't know what other brands may be the same or
better for the same or less $$$$
C) I have seen it argued here before that one cant hear the difference in power amps if you were to compare amps in the same league but how do I know what league a amp is in?
Since its widely accepted that I wont hear the difference in amps, what amps do you recommend for quality and reliability?
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:17 PM
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Tell us what your running.
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:24 PM
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Right now I'm running old PPI AM amps but sadly 14 years of service has taken a toll on their reliability
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:36 PM
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What speakers/subs are you running?
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:44 PM
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Front comps are MBQ QSDs right now but I'm still auditioning others for the upgrade (the AVI Iridiums were really nice?)and the subs are AVI 250sls
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:46 PM
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get Rockford Fosgate if you can if you have $ for, otherwise buy Ultimate amp. RF amps are good buys, I have ultimate amp and they are unexpensive from Smartass.bz, so far really satisfied with the power

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I'll just get this out of the way...

FOCAL, and AUDISON...

nuff said.

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Old 11-18-2006, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SQ Civic
I'll just get this out of the way...

FOCAL, and AUDISON...

nuff said.

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Dont get me wrong I'm asking because I dont know.
Would there be a reason for your prefrence?
Do they preform better/longer than the DLS/DD/Brax/Helix/Treo/Tru (I'm sure there is many more) amps that seem to be equally priced?
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Originally Posted by Sr SQ
Dont get me wrong I'm asking because I dont know.
Would there be a reason for your prefrence?
Do they preform better/longer than the DLS/DD/Brax/Helix/Treo/Tru (I'm sure there is many more) amps that seem to be equally priced?
I apologize, it wasn't meant as something you should pay any attention to. It just seems that they are advised when anyone askes about 'good' equipment... they are great lines, and you couldn't go wrong with them in your arsenal, but there is much cheaper that will get the job done...


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Old 11-18-2006, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SQ Civic
I apologize, it wasn't meant as something you should pay any attention to. It just seems that they are advised when anyone askes about 'good' equipment... they are great lines, and you couldn't go wrong with them in your arsenal, but there is much cheaper that will get the job done...


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Well...............lets hear them man, thats why I'm askin I want to know
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