i've always used class a/b for running a front stage... can class d do just as well? if so what are your recommendations for class d amplifiers that are almost as good and can pass SQ qualifications?
I hope you aren't insinuating that the D in Class D stands for digital.I won’t use anything but class D. Class D has closed the sound quality gap where you’d never hear a difference between quality amps, you’d need multi-thousand dollar measuring equipment to identify a difference. This is true in home audio but even more so in car audio where the environment is louder. Add in the size and efficiency advantages of class D and to me it is a no brainer.
Regarding brands, the MMATS HiFi series has become pretty popular on DIYMA for having sound quality and lots of power in a small package. Arc Audio is another popular one. But Alpine, JL and many others have a full line of digital amplifiers that are well regarded.
Were you the one who stole mine? HahaThat's the same combo I have been running for a few years now, no complaints at all with them and the size makes mounting them fairly simple.
Yeah, it's been a couple of years now, but my old Subaru was stolen, and gutted. They got 2 PDX amps, a P99RS (without the faceplate), Pioneer stage 4 mids, LPG tweeters, a pair of SBP 15" subs, and a bunch of weird shit, like my shift knob, haha. They couldn't get my midbass drivers out, so they just poked holes through them.No!! That sucks yours were stolen though, is that the reason for using the Kenwoods now?
No offence Bad boy... your post was good.I've fooled around with car stereo since the early 90's (quit trying to guess the year or my age ) where we all used A/B amps and on into later years where class D entered the consumer level. I will use any amp class that I deem necessary for the install space constraints whether it be A/B, D, GH or even a hand operated piston. I have not heard any decent amp that sounded bad due to class. If anything, it was just a poor design and that includes A/B.
All amps do not sound the same, but that can be so vague to where it has little value in what to use. Find a reliable, true power amp that suits your needs.. run it!
- This long standing rumor of D not being good for midrange and up frequencies has been one of the most misleading and that's coming from a guy known to put out some good ones over the years. Even the PPI/ Soundstream nano boards I've found to be pleasant enough to not overlook.
Man & Machine... Power Extreme!
Now if only class D amps would catch up with aesthetics. They all seem to have this boring stackable drink coaster look. Amplifiers should look as badass as they sound.