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Old 1st May 2004, 08:11 AM   #1
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How close are the power outputs on Legacy amps to the ratings? Im mainly interested in the Red Series.
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No comments? Not even to say I am stupid to doubt the manufacturer's measurements?
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they arent even close. dont waste your money.
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they arent even close. dont waste your money.
Can you sugges a company that produces a 2kW+ amp that will really output these levels? Yes, the PA drivers I am going to use are rated at 1kw RMS so I dont need to worry about frying them.
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what is your budget? are the subs single or dual voice coil? what ohm voice coils?
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what is your budget? are the subs single or dual voice coil? what ohm voice coils?
Looking at Fantom Force, a website my friend pointed me to, the amps with this sort of rating are in the $130-$200 range.

Iím looking at amplifiers and subs so that I can work out a sensible budget. The subs are £200 each so I'm looking at ~£800 total, so hopefully I can get some amps under £200 (currently ~$350) each.

The subs are single voice coil, stated as 5.5R.
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Old 4th May 2004, 10:15 AM   #7
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How do Power Acoustik amplifiers compare to the Legacy ones?
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Old 4th May 2004, 01:43 PM   #8
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You can't get 1000 watts for $100.

Legacy, Pyle, Pyramid, Power Acoustik, Volfenhag (sp) etc that sell new-in-the-box amps for $100 on eBay are all pieces of crap. They only make 1/4 or less of the power that they claim. I've seen "1000 watt" amplifiers with 15 amp fuses. Figure it out.

Try JBL, Soundstream, and Clarion. All have high power Class D amps at reasonable prices that'll make advertised power, sound good, and last more than a month.

They don't cost $100 tho.
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You can't get 1000 watts for $100.

Legacy, Pyle, Pyramid, Power Acoustik, Volfenhag (sp) etc that sell new-in-the-box amps for $100 on eBay are all pieces of crap. They only make 1/4 or less of the power that they claim. I've seen "1000 watt" amplifiers with 15 amp fuses. Figure it out.

Try JBL, Soundstream, and Clarion. All have high power Class D amps at reasonable prices that'll make advertised power, sound good, and last more than a month.

They don't cost $100 tho.
I realise that a 1000W amp will need a ~100A fuse if it is 85% effecient and is run from 12v.

I will look at JBL, Soundstream and Clarion as you suggested.

I realise this. I just dont know what price range I am looking at. Hopefully the JBL, Soundstream and Clarion websites will help.

Thanks for the advice.
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Well, the JBL GTO1201.1 is $500 which is ~£280 (probably under £350 with postage) which is acceptable. 787W into 4 ohms sounds good too.

I'll have a more detailed look later. Thanks again.
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