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Old 16th November 2009, 04:11 AM   #1
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Default which amp would you pick?

i've got a fosgate punch 360a2 and a punch 225.2

360a2 specs:

dynamic power ihf-202 standard at 14.4 volts
mono @ 4 ohms = 450 watts
per channel @ 2 ohms = 210 watts x 2
per channel @ 4 ohms = 140 watts x 2

rms at 13.8 volts
mono @ 4 ohms = 360 watts
per channel @ 2 ohms = 180 watts x 2
per channel @ 4 ohms = 90 watts x 2

extras:
high level input
hp-full-lp built in crossover
punch bass adjustment
crossover frequency adjustment

225.2 specs

dynamic power ihf-202 standard at 14.4
mono @ 4 ohms = 690 watts
per channel @ 2 ohms = 345 watts x 2
per channel @ 4 ohms = 220 watts x 2

rms @ 13.8 volts
mono @ 4 ohms = 450 watts x 2
per channel @ 2 ohms = 225 watts x 2
per channel @ 4 ohms = 112.5 watts x 2

extras:
seperate treble and bass control
x card to select crossover frequency
no adjustment for bass punch
no adjustment for crossover frequency
line level inputs only


now the questions;

excluding the wattage, which amp would you choose and why? is one more "rare" than the other?

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Old 16th November 2009, 03:52 PM   #2
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Having an adjustable crossover might be a useful thing to have in the future, just IMHO.

High-level inputs would let you run off a stock radio without a line output converter.

I wouldn't worry about whether or not something has bass boost or not - shouldn't be used anyway
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Old 16th November 2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Just more info on a 360.2 I have, My readings were taken with a 14.5V supply and 1Khz signal into 3 ohms.
Right Channel 25.2V across load = 211 watts
Left Channel 24.8 across load = 205 watts

I like the 360 when compared to the 250a2's I have had. Internals seem about the same though.
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Old 17th November 2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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extras:
high level input
hp-full-lp built in crossover
punch bass adjustment
crossover frequency adjustment

extras:
seperate treble and bass control
x card to select crossover frequency
no adjustment for bass punch
no adjustment for crossover frequency
line level inputs only
seperate treble and bass control = punch bass adjustment.
x card to select crossover frequency = hp-full-lp built in crossover & crossover frequency adjustment. You probably need multiple cards for different frequencies.
http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/forum...TOPIC_ID=28545

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Old 17th November 2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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Most bass boost are a 40Hz EQ slider. They can be useful its just that some people don't know how to use them properly. They turn them way up and cause the amp to clip a lot.
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Old 19th November 2009, 02:16 PM   #6
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most bass boost are a 40hz eq slider. They can be useful its just that some people don't know how to use them properly. They turn them way up and cause the amp to clip a lot.
True!!!
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Old 21st November 2009, 09:51 PM   #7
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If it was free I'd take the 360, only because the cards are a pita to change when the amp's mounted.
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I would take the 225.2 any day!!! I have a Punch 55.2 on a single 12'' Punch DVC in a small sealed box and omg dude its loud as hell! Im going to get my paycheck next week and im intrestred in finding a 225.2. so if your selling LMK!
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I would take the 225.2 any day!!!
"excluding the wattage, which amp would you choose and why?"
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[QUOTE=BP1Fanatic;1991802]"excluding the wattage, which amp would you choose and why?"[/QUOTE

225.2 because it has the bass and treble controls and not only it has the x-over cards and was built a little more "stronger" than the 360a2. Look at the writting on the back of then. 225's is screened and the 360's is just a stick out on the back. And they came in two different colors.... As we know "black and grind" and gray. I find that to be very unique. I don't really have much to say about the 360a2 but its a pretty good amp. Also if you look inside them you will notice that the 225.2 has a more guts than the 360a2. I like the 800a2.
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