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Old 08-29-2004, 09:55 PM
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I know good ones like Krown, Marantz etc. but wonder if the Pyramid is any good?

I know their car audio is garbage, but I have been looking at some pyramid power amps and they look solid, but have yet to listen to them etc.

One i was looking at was a Pa600x, 150 X 2 rms power amp
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Old 08-29-2004, 10:11 PM
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If you're not expecting too much from it, you won't mind it.
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:13 AM
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do they do their rms power at least?
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:27 AM
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The power stated on the front is hoowey. But the RMS power they state in the manual is real continuous RMS power.

The pyle pro (same company) '3000watt' model is really 320RMS x 2 @ 4ohm and probably has enough headroom so it can hit 1500x2 peak watts into a reactive load.

Shop around, if you can get em at a good $/watt ratio, then go for it. Otherwise there are lots of other brands.

My Dad has picked up peavy 1.3k's (2K RMS bridged) used but mint for around $600 can.

Edit: that's at a retail store too....

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Old 08-30-2004, 11:18 AM
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damn thats a sweet price haunz

im keeping my eye on ebay for some

any brands you reccomend?

Ive seen QSC, Harmon Kardon, Krown, and couple older ones

they all seem pretty decent
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:50 PM
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Yup, those brands are all good. I'd just keep looking untill you find something that suits you for a good price. It sounds like you just want a simple gain block, but you might want to hold out for something that has crossovers, ect...

Heck, yesterday my buddy gave me (free!) a reciever that can do 180RMS x 2. I just have to find a remote control that will work with it....
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What are you looking to do with the amp? DJ? Home Use? What speakers do you have?
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:40 PM
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to power 2 Acoustic Research Ar-3a

They need around 200 watt rms each to start sounding good. I was reading a guy who throws 350 rms X 2 on them from a Macintosh and he says they can still take more. Not very effecient but amazing speakers for their time.
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Rotel RB 991 THX. I use three opf them and they sound awesome. Priced right too as not current models.
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Alto macro series.
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