Hifonics Eros - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Car Audio

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th December 2009, 02:37 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Louisiana
Default Hifonics Eros

Does anyone know anything about these amplifiers. They are significantly different than other series 6 amps. On the other series 6 amplifiers, the bottom cover slid into a slot. This bottom cover screws into the heatsink as well as two thick end plates. They also have a screw-in strain relief instead of the 6-pin connector. The serial numbers seem to indicate that they were not prototypes.

ebay auction:
130351685820
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 04:14 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
I remember that amp being in their lineup, however the 50 watt rating never got me interested in that amp. The Cyclops was the 100 watt version of that amp. It had the regular old series 6 front endcap and the bottom cover was also the back cover and it had the 3 pin molex. Just as the other HiFonics amps of that era. I have never seen that amp.
__________________
If it ain't broke Don't fix it

Last edited by I Am An Idiot; 27th December 2009 at 04:36 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 04:29 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
tsmith1315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Doerun, GA
I saw those too Perry, and noticed the unusual assembly. The ends and bottom appear to be aluminum. They do look like prototypes, but are listed on the front of the included manual. The pigtail has power, speaker and cheap male RCA's all bundled together.

Heatsink looks like standard VI, except the mounting flange is missing in order to fit onto the thick aluminum bottom.

Perhaps bottom and end plates were on back order and they need to get some of these out badly enough to cobble this together? Their standard PCB mount RCA jacks and Molex wouldn't work with an end this thick, so the pigtail would be a quick fix.

Pure speculation. But VERY neat items for a collector.
__________________
Tim
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 10:37 AM   #4
marko is offline marko  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: donnyuk
in the series viii the eros is a high currant version rated to 2ohms mono or 1 ohm stereo.

rated at just 35watts x2 @ 4ohms
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 07:01 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Louisiana
Someone emailed me and said that they were likely some of the water-proof amps made for BABB speakers for use on jet-skis.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 08:37 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
tsmith1315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Doerun, GA
They're the right age for that application, and I guess mono could make sense as well. Alan Babb (alanbabb) has posted on this site before, as well as Mantz (moer). They may answer an email.

You gonna buy one? I wish I could, but it ain't the right time.
__________________
Tim
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 08:52 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Louisiana
I have no interest in them. A friend asked me about them and I couldn't answer his questions so I posted the questions here.

I rarely purchase amplifiers. I can count on one hand the number of amplifiers I've purchased in my life.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2009, 05:55 AM   #8
marko is offline marko  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: donnyuk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perry Babin View Post
I have no interest in them. A friend asked me about them and I couldn't answer his questions so I posted the questions here.

I rarely purchase amplifiers. I can count on one hand the number of amplifiers I've purchased in my life.
that's interesting! what amps were they? i guess you get sick of looking at them all day so have no desire to own them!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2009, 06:08 AM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Louisiana
The only amp that I can remember buying new was a Pioneer AD-360 back in 1982 or so. There was also 1 or 2 that I purchased used because I needed them to study. I think all of the rest of my amps were loaned to me or were amps that I built. Over the years I've accumulated lots of other amps. I haven't had a working stereo in my vehicle in years and don't have any plans to install one so I don't plan on buying any more unless I need one to study.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8 ohm Eros? spots25 Multi-Way 4 12th January 2005 05:49 PM
Eros with different crossovers. rs1026 Multi-Way 7 9th December 2004 05:31 PM
Eros bhg41088 Multi-Way 1 16th August 2004 12:48 AM
8ohm Eros bhg41088 Multi-Way 0 9th April 2004 02:49 AM
Eros Project RobPhill33 Multi-Way 9 25th March 2004 05:23 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:29 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2