Good old World Wide Stereo. I got banned from their competitions in the late 90s because they used to do classes based on wattage. I had 4 Orion NT10s and two sets of NT 6.5 separates all running off of an HCCA425. Something about it not being fair that the amp was only rated at 100 watts lol.
Didn't help that I worked at their competitor, Bryn Mawr Stereo if anyone remembers them (later bought out by Tweeter).
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If you can use the "SALE" code on their website it will be cheaper.
Yeah I completely missed squeak's post. Though if anyone is looking for a Z-400.2, it's still $30 cheaper through Ebay even after using "SALE code". I think that's the only one that's better priced on Ebay.
Update: I got the Z-150.4 II amp installed and something strange is going on. My HU is an DEH-80PRS running a 3 way active setup, internal amp is off, so I should have a clean, unclipped signal at 61/62 volume. When I went to set the gains using a 1Khz 0db signal and the HU volume at 61, per my O-scope, the signal clipped with the gain turned all the way down, amp crossover settings set to 'Full', 'multipliers' set to '1X'.
I doubled checked the HU was set to flat and everything else was at 0, position setting was off, Auto EQ was off. I even did an Audio Setting Reset and tried again - the same clipping issue occurred. I had to turn the volume down on the HU to about 52 to get a clean unclipped signal using 1khz at 0db with the gain all the way down. And the other odd thing is that the sine wave displayed on the scope, while not clipped, were not a smooth and uniform wave. It seemed to have a dip right after the peak.
I used this O-scope on other amps using the same set up and have never encountered this before.
I did end up setting the gains to a non-clipping setting using 1khz at -5db. As far as I can tell everything sounds good, great in fact, and I am not hearing any audible distortion, but I am still wondering if the amp is defective?
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I bought the Zapco ST-204D SQ from them new for 250 shipped last week! They had it listed as a 2 channel . 180x4 or 550x2 with upgraded op amps 13"x7 and heavy. No tiffany style though. Have it running midwoofers and sub. Loving it.
I guess that realized their mistake because the amp is now $499
Studio sq 2 channel is $79 shipped too. I have an oldschool zapco studio on tweets so dont really need it as everything is under the seats. But yes! This place has great deals on zapco. And their new Class D SQ amps sound as natural as the a/b. I didnt wanna change my sub amp but sending 180 watts to a tweeter is silly.
i have been waiting for ever to buy them and now the deal is so sweet i had to buy some. i bought 5 amps. ill save them for now. not installing yet.
they are new from zapco. they seem to be shipping directly from zapco if you look at the address shipped from.
they have full warranty from zapco per what they told me. not sure how or why the deal is there but i dont see any issues with them at the moment.
Jeez, I want so badly to have a need for one of those. lol
I know one of my Zapco DSP amps is going to crater some day, and I'm going to need to replace it, as they're not really repairable anymore... already had to throw away a 1000.4 which nearly made me cry. I should buy 1 or 2 of them to sit in the closet for a rainy day. <sigh>
"You never know why you're alive until you know what you would die for." - Bart Millard
'04 Tahoe -- Pioneer/ID HLCDs/SI TM65 mkII x4/JBL W15GTi x3/Zapco Z-series & Z8
'09 370Z -- Pioneer/Morel/Dynaudio/SI Magv3 x2/Sundown and Zapco DC amps and DRC-SL
I purchased a couple of these amps and they arrived today. They were not packaged at all, except for the Zapco boxes the amps come in. I'm a little surprised they didn't package them better. Anyone else have this happen??