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Old 04-24-2006, 09:01 AM
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Old school amp

I have an Orion XTR2250 - needed your opinion! As far as I can find, this amp handles a clean 2200 watts rms power? If I am to sell it, what would you think it's worth?
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:17 AM
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Be realistic.

Orion XTR2250
a.k.a. The Beast
2 x 250W @ 4 ohm (12V)
2 x 500W @ 2 ohm (12V)
1 x 1000W @ 4 ohm bridge (12V)
1 x 1200W @ 4 ohm bridge (14.4V)
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:58 AM
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Ebay will give you an idea on what you can expect to get for one. Pricing will vary with the amps physical and working condition.

If it's in nice condition shoot me a PM and I might be interested.
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Originally Posted by Tom.F.1
Be realistic.

Orion XTR2250
a.k.a. The Beast
2 x 250W @ 4 ohm (12V)
2 x 500W @ 2 ohm (12V)
1 x 1000W @ 4 ohm bridge (12V)
1 x 1200W @ 4 ohm bridge (14.4V)
Be realistic? It's orion rating we're talking about here, old school orion. Hell my 275HCCA pushes 1800RMS and is rated at 150wRMS. There's what you see and then theres what it does.

All orion rating were 12v ratings, and the XTR amps could go easily to 1ohm mono stable my hcca amps go .25ohm stable.
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Be realistic? It's orion rating we're talking about here, old school orion. Hell my 275HCCA pushes 1800RMS and is rated at 150wRMS. There's what you see and then theres what it does.


HCCA amps were underrated but I'd like to see a bench test verifying that...
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The beast is only 2ohms stable and under rated at 1000 watts. Great amp in it's day. Now days with class D mono blocks, it just does not make sense to run a class A/B amp unless you need that kind of power for your mids.

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Be realistic? It's orion rating we're talking about here, old school orion. Hell my 275HCCA pushes 1800RMS and is rated at 150wRMS. There's what you see and then theres what it does.

All orion rating were 12v ratings, and the XTR amps could go easily to 1ohm mono stable my hcca amps go .25ohm stable.
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275HCCA pushes 1800RMS
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:26 AM
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HCCA amps were underrated but I'd like to see a bench test verifying that...
Back in the day the HCCA stuff was extremely hi-end! IASCA use to run power classes, all classes were rated at 4ohm. The HCCA line would run down to .5ohm (HCCA 225 would do .25ohm) each time you split the impedance the amp would double in power. Manufacturers would under rare there products back then to give there customers an advantage. Many products today do the opposite for sales advantages!
I dont remember hearing the expression dynamic power back in 1993. We would run entire cars off 30 watt amps.And they sounded loud! I believe full power output on a HCCA 250 (2x50 watts) was arround 650 watts.some of these old amps had huge damping factors, a spec that was proudly advertised.I dont think I've seen any big manufacter do that in a while.
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Does anyone remember the model number of orions 1watt amp?
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^ Wasn't that the Concept 97.1 or something?

And for sure the HCCA lineup was and is a killer lineup but a 275HCCA isn't gonna do 1800rms unless you plug it into a wall
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