if you look close at the amps.. it counters what you say in your auction.. Those were not special made for Orion vehicles.. Some one has taken very nice 425's and stripped them.. they polished the screening right off the sides.. The reason your not getting hits is that most any knowledgable collector of Orion amps knows this, and does not want a amp that has been done this way.. The 425hcca is one of the most desirable amps out there that orion made.. And not being red is actually a degrade in price, believe it or not.. and its a little late to anodize them now (or maybe not).. If i were you, (if you wanted to invest the time), i would take them to a reputable screen printer and have the settings screened back on them.. I had this done to a old GS that had been just work out over time, had it stripped and replated, then had a company silkscreen the layouts back on.. wouldnt cost you too much just to design and do your ends, and you would probably fetch a decent penny for them if enough pictures showing the amp were present, other than that, the amps look to be in great shape, GLWSthese are mine ...havent had much interest in them..its weird ive seen regular 425's go for $350 but i cant even get $400 for these.
no they are different, same heatsink, but different. The 425 is stable to .5 ohms on all 4 channels..i did think the 425 and 97.1 were the same as the guts are pretty much identical on them..but there are fins on them but thats what i was saying before is that if you saw the amps you would be able to tell they werent polished by someone.And if someone got ahold of a raw heatsink why would they put serial numbers on them and were would they get them from? Those are the links to the guts of each..I dont see any differences.Im not trying to argue with i was just looking at the pics and though they looked the same thats why i said that in the ca.com thread.
maybe they got prior to being anodized.. the only thing that makes no sense at all is why they would polish the ends on them.. that means they have been opened up and bottoms removed... but still makes no sense as that pretty much ruins them... I mean from a legitimate standpoint... real collectors are gonna be gun shy with them.. its still a 425 that can produce good power at low ohm loads, someone will come along and want one i suppose.. you would have a better chance of selling them here, but you need to include all the boards that come with them, and post LOTS of pictures.. People here are very leary, and want honesty and integrity above all, if a sale goes bad on here, you will be severely punished on the boards.. you should also verify the working condition of them.. There are some good collectors who may be interested for a fair price, you will just have to see.. If anything post better pics. and descriptions on ebay, and get off that buy it now price, start your auction at $50 (you can put a reserve) and let people bid on it, thats half the fun to most of them.. anyway again GLWS..so what do you honestly think about these then?Ive had alot of people doubt that they came from the factory like this and its obvious they did.And If someone got ahold of the raw heatsinks why would they put serial numbers on them.Im just trying to figure all this out.
yeah... good luck on your sale.. I really think if you post them up again with plenty of good pics, and lay out all the modules that are supposed to come with them (6), i dont see why you couldnt get $450-$500 ea., but like i said before, its a little bit tough market right now.. Worse case scenario if your in no big hurry, hang on to them and post every 4-6 months or so. Its really a timing thing.. When someone is ready to buy one, they buy, know what i mean.. You need any other help or info, let me know..thanks dman i really do appreciate all of this.Guess we both learned something new today..