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Old 02-19-2007, 08:11 PM
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I found another amp for cheap.

I decided to not buy the earthquake amp due to me not being an spl only type of guy. Quite a few people told me that that amp will make just about any sub sound like a$$, and i have heard from a couple where they caught fire for real so onto the nest amp. found a MA Audio HK1398 amp. says 1600rms at 2ohm mono. iirc these amps are rated at 17 volts or something silly like that. anyone ever use this amp? if so how did you find it power wise, and sq wise?
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:34 PM
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Wow, a fictional story can change someone's approach to buying a amp....... Did you hear the one about a Pioneer demo vehicle that burned to a crisp as well. Guess that means that no one should by Pioneer.The latter though is a true story and has absolutely no bearing on the quality of equipment that Pioneer makes. The amp catching fire sounds quiet exaggerated if you ask me and would have resulted in a lawsuit and quite possibly a recall of every amp that was made. Sounds more than a little fishy to me.

Tell me how an amp can possibly care what kind of music is being played?
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:51 PM
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I have seen a few earthquake shredders that cought on fire and that's only because people were modding them and running loads with them that they were not meant to run.

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I decided to not buy the earthquake amp due to me not being an spl only type of guy. Quite a few people told me that that amp will make just about any sub sound like a$$, and i have heard from a couple where they caught fire for real so onto the nest amp. found a MA Audio HK1398 amp. says 1600rms at 2ohm mono. iirc these amps are rated at 17 volts or something silly like that. anyone ever use this amp? if so how did you find it power wise, and sq wise?
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:54 PM
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I had a jl 1000/1 that caught on fire . Melted over half the circut board and stunk my car up for weeks .
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:02 PM
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i use to run that same HK1397 (which is the same as HK1398) and i still have it, that amp pounds for the money its worth, i use to run 3 ma180xes with it. The only prob i had with it is that i blew it with a wiring mistake, i miss it, real chep bass
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Reekor
I have seen a few earthquake shredders that cought on fire and that's only because people were modding them and running loads with them that they were not meant to run.
that is what i heard as well, but there is no way to know if the amp i was looking at was modded or not. plus like i said i've heard they put out so much distortion they can make almost any sub sound bad. this is coming right from the mouth of lloyd, aka the bigbassman, i think he should know what he is talking about. for those who dont know him, he basically ran the 12" challenge on roe. basically a strictly spl amp, designed to put out power with no regard for sq. not what i am looking for.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MR2NR
Wow, a fictional story can change someone's approach to buying a amp....... Did you hear the one about a Pioneer demo vehicle that burned to a crisp as well. Guess that means that no one should by Pioneer.The latter though is a true story and has absolutely no bearing on the quality of equipment that Pioneer makes. The amp catching fire sounds quiet exaggerated if you ask me and would have resulted in a lawsuit and quite possibly a recall of every amp that was made. Sounds more than a little fishy to me.

Tell me how an amp can possibly care what kind of music is being played?
wow, i wont even comment on that.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:14 PM
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That amp is slightly over rated, expect around 1200 or so.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Smartass
That amp is slightly over rated, expect around 1200 or so.
Thats around what Lloyd said as well it would do. he figured 1600 max rms.
still no doubt for a spl guy $200 is a great buy for the earthquake. its just not for me.
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