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Old 10th October 2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Phonic Mar 6 Amp

Hi all,
I've searched the forum about this amp but didnt find anything, on the net there is minimal info on this amp.

Is it an good amp? I mean, does it do its job well, dosnt break down or fail often, minimal or no problems to it? reason i am asking is becuase i need an amp to power my TC 2000 sub, and my budget is tight, what I can affored at the moment is (second hand):
Peavey PV8.5C
Phonic Mar 6
QSC MAX/USA850
Crown amcron Geodyne I.

Power to $$ wise, the Phonic will put out the most... I am bridging into an 8 ohm load (DVC 4 + 4 ohms, connected in series)

so what do you guys say? should i take the phonic?

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Old 11th October 2007, 04:36 AM   #2
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hello,

IMHO I would go for the Amcron Geodyne 1, they are really good on the 'low end department' a real thumper, high damping factor. I also had the mar 6 amp, their output stage is similar to the QSC (grounded collector) they are really tough amp. But to me they lack a bit of control on the bass. Been using them on my live sound rig for 4 years and it never lets me down.

amcron = real thumper, very good on the bass department
phonic = $/watts wise and gets the job done

just my 2 cents

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Old 11th October 2007, 07:39 AM   #3
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the Amcron does look like a nice amp, but the thing is its power output is much lower (about 600 watts bridged into 8ohms) than the Phonic (approx' 1300 into 8 ohms bridged), and I'm using a Linkwitz Transform inorder to roll off @27Hz, there for I need the power. a guy has offerd me a Mar 6 for a decent price, slightly cheaper than the Amcron.
no matter what, ill allways have a dilemma, Price Vs Power Vs Performance.

Im going to have a look at this Phonic amp next week, should there be anything to look out for?

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Old 11th October 2007, 09:58 AM   #4
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Take the phonic .

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hi,

Maybe it would be a good idea to open the lid of the amp and have a look inside, check if the toroidal transfo and the filter/output caps for signs of "cooking".The output tranies of these amps were the monster MT-200 package Sanken transistors with peak current ratings of 30 amps. You get 5 pairs of transistor per channel. The output transistor were ''almost'' impossible to blow. As I recall, I have a costumer came to my shop with a blown mar6 amp. Upon checking, the outputs were ok, only the toroid transfo got zap.

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aaahhhh and we had zeon_Rider, the phonic man and If you had troubles with your phonic amp he is the man to run to
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Old 11th October 2007, 10:25 AM   #7
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It is very BAD !
I have over 50y.
Very BAD !

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the owner of the amp tried to pump the amp on a .005 ohm load (dead short) and what kind of amp would withstand that with output trannies intact. go phonic go get the phonic
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wow!
Talking
all right then ill get him to crack it open and ill have a look!

thanks for the help guys, ill be intouch with both of you in the future!
finally i will be able to so what my TC sub is capable of...(28mm Xmax, 41mm Xmech, one-way)!!

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