All I can say is, good luck and I hope you have a deep wallet.
Even a junk 8002SW, 3.2HV or 4.1HVS, still command high price tags. The 2.2HV I sold recently, I probably could have gotten about 600 cash for it, and the 2.2s are much easier to find than what I listed, and the 2.2 is still hard as heck to find.
And you really don't need the amount of power you're looking at for your front stage, which means you can get the slightly smaller amps, for a bit cheaper plus they are easier to find.
The 652I I have on my tweeters, is PLENTY for tweeters (32.5W per channel) a 992IQ or 1502IQ will be plenty for midranges, and something like a 2202, 2502 or 2.2HV will be nice for midbass.
Your sub amps, are going to be very hard to find, the big dogs are rare and pricey.
If you're willing to pay, a guy around Sarasota has two 8002SWs for sale, think he's asking close to 1k per. He has em listed on craig's list if you want to contact him. I just rechecked the listing, he has 4 and wants 5k for all 4, all of which have been modded.
Thanks for that!! I needed to be reminded that LP's are mucho dinero.. Junk meaning what, beat up looking? Is ther such thing as a bad LP amp? Are there variations, some better SQ than others? I don't mean power, I mean SQ.. I have a shot at a 5002IQ. That may be my first LP amp.. Does everyone agree that they are worth the money? I have never even heard them.. What is a tonal trait that they are renowned for? Are they laid back, Up front and bright, neutral reference accurate, tube sounding crunchy?? How would they be described?
I enjoy amps that sound effortless at any level of playback.. I like what I describe as a full bodied, weighted, dynamic feel, an amp that seems to not run out of steam and handle transient peaks effortlessly.. I know the amp alone is not responsible for this, but in an A/B comparison between a few different amps, I found a winner in the crowd for subs, a different one for midbass, yet another for mids and highs.
Anyway, I am actually looking for that type of power for for front stage because I like the headroom it affords.. I haven't heard my L6's yet and I may be switching to an SUV for my full system.. If that happens, I may sell my L6's and go for a seriously potent midbass driver, possibly Pro Audio, something along the lines of EighteenSound.. I like kick drums and bass guitars in any type of music to be very prominent, in your face, up front, balls out, accurate and lightning fast.. My mids and highs I like a bit laid back for metal, a bit more detailed for funk and ambient or Eurotrash, techno, vocal etc..
In any even, I like having the almost overkill power on reserve, makes for a better listening experience when the track is very dynamic and played at a moderate to serious level of output.. I don't like clipping ever.. Effortless sound with no listener fatigue even at high levels..
Having said that, if I chose Pro Audio 8's for midbass, depending on the driver choice, I'd say 200 watts is plenty.. If I go mini subwoofer like a JL 8", I will need 300 x 2.
2 reasons why I chose the L6.
A) I needed a midbass that was a bit light in the ass, my Acura had a buzzing in the doors that I couldn't rid myself of no matter what (this is when I was running quad 6.5" midbass powered by 300 x 2) A midbass that was potent in the 50HZ range would cause intermittent vibrations, more like an occasional buzz at certain frequencies.. Drove me nuts..
B) I got offered a killer deal on the L6's with L1V2's, at the same time, I got an offer for mint L4's, so i figured all HAT Legatia for front stage for pennies on the dollar? Why not?.. If I hate them, I can always resell them..
Anyway, I will have 4-12W7's outfitted with the new rubber surrounds and new suspensions, essentially all BN.. Getting them all rebuilt from the mag up, even the 2 that are working.. This to ensure they all perform at their best..
I need good potent power, I may hold off on LP for subs till I get good enough to compete, but I will go LP for front stage..
I haven't heard them yet, they may be plenty, they may not make the cut at all..
I saw the listing that you are referring to for the LP's.. I may contact him.. There are a few out here..
I case anyone is interested, there is a Craigslist listing for a TRU Hammer. The amp is absolutely mint, I don't know the asking price, he didn't specify.. I think he is in Port charlotte FLA. Just Google "Tru Hammer" site:craigslist.org
I lost the link otherwise I would post it.. It's somewhere in FL, West Coast or up Central FL I think.. The amp looks to be museum quality, Gold, a work of art.. Wish there were 2 of them. Wish i had the funds..