My old Linear power collection still outperforms 99% of today's amps and will be working long after the industry switches to a 36V system. Why downgrade? Today's amps are not better than those of yesteryear. If anything, my testing here at work has proven that the saying, "they don't make 'em like they used to" is VERY true. Just because it is newer doesn't mean it will perform better or last longer.
Hehe, I agree...
Thus why the only amp I currently own is a 2.2HV that I use to power my type X comps. (yea, it sounds sweet)
BTW, what other stuff do you have sitting around? Shoot me a PM as to not clutter this post up though.
Mcintosh MC440M - 6 channel (4x50W + 2x100W) <--- installed in a '96 Camaro SS
Monitor 1 2.70mkii (2x70W) & Phoenix Gold ti400.2 (sub) <--- installed in a '99 Isuzu Rodeo
Amp's I had (some I still own) in the past:
Audiobahn 4601x - Grainy and sterile.
Planet Audio Vector D 1200.1 - Awesome sub amp
Planet Audio HVT475 Tube - A nice tube amp, but not much 'tube' sound.
JL Audio 300/4
JL Audio 500/5
Arc Audio 2100CXL - Awesome SQ, not quite a Mcintosh, but close.
Phoenix Gold ti400.2 - good sub amp
Crunch PU275 - cheap sub amp
Planet Audio P250 - Nice SQ for a cheap amp
ADS 4.15 - Small bench testing amp - basically a chip amp.
Butler Blue Tube 275 - newer 'blue tube' model
Butler Gold 275 - One of my favorite amps of all times, next to the Mcintosh. Always puts a smile on my face.
Tube Driver TD1250 - Fantastic as a sub amp, but VERY power hungry! Nice warm and fat tube sound.
Hifonics Brutus BX1000 - didn't impress me
Monitor mk4.70 - A nice alternative to a Mcintosh amp!
I would like to hear a Sinfoni, Tru Technology and Helix amp.
I'm running a Monitor 1 mk4.70 and a Boss R3000d. I have another mk4.70 and a old school Rockwood AMP-899X class A. This thing is amazing. I picked it up for $65 from a guy at work and he gave me 2 bnib rockford series 1 15's also. I can't belive how great this amp is. It has way more power than the mk4.70 and it seems to sound a bit better too.
2x Lunar L40x2, trying to sell the other ones I have: ESX Q175.2, Next VRx4.400, Planet Audio BB150.4, and PA TT4300. I really would like an amplifier configured to run at 8ohms (Linear power, Lunar, Soundstream MC300, US AMPS) ... am I missing any others?
Tsunami dB 4440 on mids and highs
Tsunami db 4440 bridged to midbass.
RE 35.1 on sub
Probably switching to Zapco DC Ref 6 channel for front stage. A lot of you guys that are wanting to run active fronts should check this thing out. plugs into your pc and digitally tune your X-over and 10 bands parametric per channel. also digitally adjust gain settings. Makes it pretty easy to match gains
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Hafler MSE88tn - waiting for my system redesign (might want to have it tested first) Crossfire CFA1000D - picked it up last year for $100 in nice condition - haven't used it yet.
Profile CL600 - a solid cheap amp for $100 shipped (even came with white gloves to keep the chrome shiny lol). Will be used for dad's install.
Rockford Punch X250.2