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Old 05-22-2008, 11:37 PM
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Helix vs Rainbow

Whats up guys I'm new here anyways need some imput I'm in the market for a new 4ch and its a toss up Rainbow iPaul 4.300 90x4 bench tested 125x4 rms but I dont know how that compares to the Helix line up DB-Esprit-Precision-Competition....besides wattage I'm looking for SQ....so my ? is where would the iPaul fall in the Helix line up anyone I sold my Xetec equipment so looking for something to replace it
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:59 PM
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As far as price goes the iPaul is closest to the Esprit line up. As far as SQ I think you would need golden ears and a silent vehicle interior to tell the difference. The only way to really tell is to demo them both using the same equipment.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:28 AM
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As far as price goes the iPaul is closest to the Esprit line up. As far as SQ I think you would need golden ears and a silent vehicle interior to tell the difference. The only way to really tell is to demo them both using the same equipment.
Thats the thing no one here in the SF bay Area carries Helix or Rainbow.....so I was in the market for a set of Rainbow SAC kicks 6.5's $305 with an iPaul 4.300 $350 or a set of helix P236 precisions $340 or S6 compititions $550 with an Helix Esprit H400 or B4 precision....the price is way cheaper for the rainbow iPaul amp $350 compare to the esprit H400$549 B4$800 and A4comp $1100 but are the SQ close in brands???
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:40 AM
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Don't worry so much about the "sound" of the amp. Speaker placement is the biggest factor in SQ. Of course if you like it loud, huge amounts of clean power definitely helps!
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true but I want this to be my last system I had a JL 4/300 and sold it the next week I like exclusive German brands so go figure I work for Audi what can I say BTW thanks for the info
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i like rainbow b/c it represents gay pride colours.
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I know seen plenty of that when I visit Toronto every 2 months
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i like rainbow b/c it represents gay pride colours.
is that why you have one ? LOL

hehe i like how you know your amps .... by the gay pride colours
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Yuli = since he use to date Mark Bruno.


What's the rest of your setup for those amps........ install details......... so I can then tell you you're wasting all your money.
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