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Old 10-01-2009, 09:45 PM
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Audison or DLS Amp - Which One?

I need a three channel amp to power my speakers. Have narrowed down the front end to either Hybrid Clarus C 61-2 or Hertz HSK 163 (3 way system) and one IDQ12 DVC sub (which I have).

Looking at the Audison SRx3 and the DLS A5.

2 way setup

Audison would give 65w to the front with 350w to the sub

The DLS would give 85w to the front and 500w to the sub.

3 way set up

Audison would give 95w to the front with 350w to the sub (in 2 ohm)

The DLS would give 100w to the front and 500w to the sub.


Any big difference between the two amps?

Looking for advise......

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Old 10-02-2009, 01:12 AM
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Those two amps are not really the same by comparison. SRX is Audison's entry level as far as their amplifier lines goes. The A5, at least from what I understand, is part of the upper tiered products from DLS. They both sound great, but it depends on a few other variables and the end result you are looking for. Budget, features, build components, crossovers, processing...etc are all gonna play a role. Is there a cost difference between them?
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:43 AM
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The Audison is $690 Canadian (including tax).

The DLS is $525 US or about $800 Canadian (including tax, duty, shipping, exchange rate)

Which one is the best bang for the buck?
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Originally Posted by Mahna Mahna View Post
The Audison is $690 Canadian (including tax).

The DLS is $525 US or about $800 Canadian (including tax, duty, shipping, exchange rate)

Which one is the best bang for the buck?
DLS would be my pick. I tried the SRX series - Sounded like an overpriced gutless amp.

Hybrid Clarus would be my pick but I'm a little biased.
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whichever is cheaper that offers the features and power you want. SQ will be inaudible from the amplifier portion (pure amplification without processing), and quality is very good for both.
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Originally Posted by Denonite View Post
SQ will be inaudible from the amplifier portion.
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note: amplifier sq will be inaudible as far as I'm concerned...if you can hear it knock yourself out!
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Even if you cant hear it, DLS stomps over that Srx in flexibility and features. I prefer A series even over Lrx. I have an A3 and it is one of my best sounding amps. No brainer here.
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^^exactly, given the high quality of both brands, I'd just go for the one that best suits my needs and wallet!
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My wife's A5 is beautiful. I got it from Zotman late last year. Not sure how often he frequents this forum any more. It's running a pair of MBQ Premium component 6.5's up front, and a 12" Eclipse SW6210.
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