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Old 4th March 2006, 03:16 AM   #11
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oh yeah almost forgot....the soundstream in SEA seems have bad quality (even tarantula series). In Indonesia the soundstreams were sucks, the designs doesn't have any differences than that korean or chinese non branded amps.

one more consideration for you ARC Audio KAR 900D but i dont know if ARC can play 1 ohm
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Old 4th March 2006, 06:23 AM   #12
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The Incriminator Audio 20.1 will do a *very* underrated 1.8kW @ 1 ohm, and is stable for daily use down to almost a third of an ohm

I saw one of these in action last year at a MECA SPL competition, and was impressed to say the least. Definitely not cheap, but one of the best ultra-low impedance daily amps out there Of course, your subs may not know what hit them, heh.

http://incriminatoraudio.com/amp.htm
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Old 4th March 2006, 08:51 AM   #13
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glowbug : it's kinda hard to find that amps on our region (South East Asia) but that was the easiest if you do not want the heat or the large current draw, overpower it
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Old 4th March 2006, 12:21 PM   #14
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Thanks again all

Wow... whew!

Thats some big names of amps getting thrown around in here hehe.. most of which also cost an arm, a leg.... and also the other arm and leg!

Guys,

Our local brand in Malaysia is the `famed' (eh hehe) prokick made by Agako (dunno if you guys have heard of it). Mmm cant say much bout these amps, nothing spectacular. However, affordable tho.

But, brands mentined herein like Incriminator Audio, ARC Audio, or even the PG Tantrum is, sadly, not available.. have to be imported by request i think

Anyway, I have planned to changed my power requirements as well, starting with the alternator which will give a whole load more A's.

The battery i'm currently looking at is the Delphi Freedom MF range. Good?
The optimas are definitely a good choice too. Yet to find their distributor here.

OK back to amps.

The only reason i stated the choice of 2 + 1 amps above, is especially about the power output, rated the same output throughout in 4 - 1 ohms. (except the JL which is only stable up to 1.5 ohms) (the SS can give 400rms x 2@4ohms, which suits the CVR just fine)

So, when this is such, is there a specific reason why I should run my subs down to 1 ohm, when when running them at 4 ohms will also get the job done?

Currently greatly considering the PG..... I have found a seller who is willing to let go (used) his PG Xenon 1200.1 at about USD500 or SingD1000. Good deal? (the new PG Xenon will cost about USD1700... GAwd, the taxes here are killing us ICErs!)

Ermm... Minds, PG tend to be soft? Lacking in the kick in their power?

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Old 5th March 2006, 01:49 AM   #15
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i know Agako it's quite pricey in here (blame the importer - -')

what? there's no ARC in Malay? wew just heard this one
hmm never heard the battery brand.

yeap the PGs i heard here all lacks in the kick - -'

dunno aboput the xenon one (no one would buy them here beceause the price is so damn expensive but the aftersales were sucks)

if you can do 4 ohms then do it 4 ohms, much more safer but if you can't then find a class D and run them into 1 ohm.

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The only reason i stated the choice of 2 + 1 amps above, is especially about the power output, rated the same output throughout in 4 - 1 ohms. (except the JL which is only stable up to 1.5 ohms) (the SS can give 400rms x 2@4ohms, which suits the CVR just fine)
400x2 @ 4 ohms? don't get it, Isn't VR DVC 4 Ohms? so you're only choice is either play it 2 ohms stereo or 1 ohm mono or 8 ohms stereo or 4 ohms mono?
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Duuuhhhh sorry my bad hehe. Brain must overloaded its ohms haha

Rite about that Minds, the single VR can only be configured to go 2 ohms mono or 8 ohms mono; dual will be 1 ohm mono and 4 ohm mono respectively. Again, my bad!

The SS rates:

Soundstream VGA1600.2
400w X 2ch @ 4 ohms stereo
800w X 1ch @ 2 ohms stereo
1600w X 1ch @ 4 ohms mono - this is the chosen output rate for the dual VR

Then, again this aint no monoblock, which will be the major determining factor when when considering purchase over the other two brands mentioned in here.

Thanks Minds!

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Old 5th March 2006, 10:15 AM   #17
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haha no probz

maybe you can use the Prokick DG 2400 it's not bad
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Oh yea the prokick DG2400.

That not bad, dishes out 1750RMS at 1 ohm.

Sold quite widely here and affordable too, abt 650singD.

But from what i've seen and heard, got a strong power draw to it and runs quite hot at 1 ohm too... can do a barbeque on the heatsink haha

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Old 6th March 2006, 11:36 AM   #19
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not all right, agako/prokick doesn't drew out much amps but i agree with the hot article
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Eh just go to know about the Soundstream Tarantula Mono 2000RMS.

Size is a beast, definitely bigger that your square lunch box haha

2000RMS at both 4 ohms and 2 ohms.

Erm... performance? Reputation?

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