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Old 24th June 2012, 03:05 AM   #1
phrarod is offline phrarod  United States
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Default Need to find an alternative to my Soundstream MC245

I think I might have to retire my trusty SoundStream MC245. I looked around at would fit (14" is about all I have for width. Maybe 15"). What would run AB and give great SQ and maybe up the power output a bit which would be good?

Much appreciated. I see the Alpine and JL class D amps and in home audio Class D never really rung my musical bell.
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Old 26th June 2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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Old 26th June 2012, 05:52 AM   #3
phrarod is offline phrarod  United States
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Soundstream Ref? I believe you. Not enough space. Great price on it but its 16"
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Old 11th July 2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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I think you would be best off with another MC245. Not many 5 channels amplifiers that small that nice out there.

What's wrong with yours ? Can't you repair it / have it repaired ? I think I have the schematics. Not much inside these amps, can't be that hard for someone with a little experience. Also they can be bought pretty cheap of Craigslist.
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Old 11th July 2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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i like that amp. what ohms are you running? what are the requirements?
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Old 12th July 2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Class AB will be hard in that size, the new D-Class amps are very good: The Alpine PDX5 is a nice little 5ch, the JL XD600/6 smaller but less power, PG's new class D's look very good on paper, Kenwood's KAC-X series are good, read good things about Arc mini amps, Vibe not so good.

What car have you got that won't accomodate a 15" amp? I've a 2003 Mini with 36" of amp(s) in it!
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Old 16th July 2012, 03:04 PM   #7
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i just saw a crossfire 5ch for sale over at ca.com it has the a/b 4channel section and a 150/300rms class d sub channel. you might also look at nano and memphis for smaller 5ch. amps
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Old 16th July 2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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^ got a link?
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Old 17th July 2012, 12:42 PM   #9
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are we allowed to link to classifieds on other sites?
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