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MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 02:25 AM
I need help figuring out this!! Was going to order the crescendo 5k but need help with other amps please. Used is ok but needs to be mint

No serious competitor but if i ever wanted to i could..

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 02:26 AM
4k-6ish. Lol

spencerearl1996
01-01-2011, 02:41 AM
Does it need to be just one amp? If not then get 2 of these soundstream 3400's they only have a 250 amp draw on each one and they do rated and then some and they save space. http://www.carstereoneeds.com/p26001/soundstream_dtr1_3400d_3400_watt_mono_amplifier_ca r_amp/product_info.html

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 09:13 AM
Does it need to be just one amp? If not then get 2 of these soundstream 3400's they only have a 250 amp draw on each one and they do rated and then some and they save space. http://www.carstereoneeds.com/p26001/soundstream_dtr1_3400d_3400_watt_mono_amplifier_ca r_amp/product_info.html

Well i really need just one amp because of space reasons. But thanks for the idea, i will still look into it.
But let me make this clear that im not looking for people to sell me amps just ideas. Im only saying this because ive been told i cant post this in here. Not towards you though, thanks for the idea

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 09:14 AM
Anyone have a link to where i can get a the dc 5k amp? Or at least look at it?

AudioAnonymous
01-01-2011, 09:17 AM
Cactus Sounds K5

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 09:37 AM
Cactus Sounds K5

Yeah i was looking at that too but couldnt find a site to buy one new

BeAlLsTaR13
01-01-2011, 10:59 AM
soundigital 5k was on sale for around 800 IIRC dunno if it still is you'd have to look

m90lf
01-01-2011, 11:03 AM
powerbass has a 5000w @1ohm but its barely under $1000

Towel
01-01-2011, 11:19 AM
soundstream makes a 6500k amp for around 900, its on the same site the other guy posted for the two amps

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 11:28 AM
powerbass has a 5000w @1ohm but its barely under $1000

Powerbass is a good amp? I want a good quality amp thats is efficient

Decaf
01-01-2011, 11:30 AM
soundigital 5k is on sale for ~850

m90lf
01-01-2011, 11:36 AM
Powerbass is a good amp? I want a good quality amp thats is efficient

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_26870_PowerBass-Xtreme-XTA-5000D.html

from what i hear they are great amps. does rated at 14.4v.

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 11:39 AM
I see the PB does rated at 14.4v. Id like one that can do that at maybe 13

worldsrepublic
01-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Crescendo has a new 5500 coming out that will definately be under 1000, Hifonics,LAnzar,Kole,, basically get on Ebay and you will find several good brands. AQ 3500 can get to 5k at 16v and its 799

Decaf
01-01-2011, 12:00 PM
SD5000.1D 60 day Special - 879shipped Con US
5000w@12.6v
5 yr warranty
http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=65446

bignickk
01-01-2011, 12:07 PM
SD5000.1D 60 day Special - 879shipped Con US
5000w@12.6v
5 yr warranty
http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=65446

dam thats a nice price

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 12:27 PM
Crescendo has a new 5500 coming out that will definately be under 1000, Hifonics,LAnzar,Kole,, basically get on Ebay and you will find several good brands. AQ 3500 can get to 5k at 16v and its 799

Crescendo 5k is my first choice because its new andd warrenty. How do u think they will be? Solid amps?? Anything comparable to them?

Decaf
01-01-2011, 12:33 PM
Crescendo 5k is my first choice because its new andd warrenty. How do u think they will be? Solid amps?? Anything comparable to them?
its a brand new design, how would any of us know

thats why i was pointing u in the direction of sd.... 5yr warranty and more power @12.6v than most at 14.4v for the same price

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 12:39 PM
its a brand new design, how would any of us know

thats why i was pointing u in the direction of sd.... 5yr warranty and more power @12.6v than most at 14.4v for the same price



I really appreciate that too. Im not really familiar with SD amps, are they nice amps? Ill do a little research.

swaggasaur
01-01-2011, 12:40 PM
its a brand new design, how would any of us know

thats why i was pointing u in the direction of sd.... 5yr warranty and more power @12.6v than most at 14.4v for the same price

hell yea.

SoundWave
01-01-2011, 12:40 PM
it is going to be nearly impossible to find a "good" amp 4k+ under $1000 new. Every person I have talked to personally, running Sound Digital, has had to warranty them and most with in the first 30 days, and most get their amps not even repaired, just shipped back. good rule of thumb, a "good" amp will have a retail cost of $.50 - $1 per watt. If you want a good sound quality, highly efficient, dependable amp, you will probably spend over $1000 used and almost certainly over $1000 new. Good luck. also, I do realize no one can just buy the best of the best as much as they want, so the though decision, is deciding what to compromise on, and what you wont. Good luck with the search.

1loud6
01-01-2011, 12:48 PM
DD m4a.
Sexy looking amp, and it DOES(actually, not overrated) 5200w on 12v.

I have the DD m3a and on 14v it was said to do 3900w(soundpressure forum) or aroudn there.

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 12:54 PM
hell yea.

I noticed they only had one 1/0 power input, and rated for 520A, how can you do that if wire is only rated for like 350A? Or im i wrong here? Idk

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 12:56 PM
it is going to be nearly impossible to find a "good" amp 4k+ under $1000 new. Every person I have talked to personally, running Sound Digital, has had to warranty them and most with in the first 30 days, and most get their amps not even repaired, just shipped back. good rule of thumb, a "good" amp will have a retail cost of $.50 - $1 per watt. If you want a good sound quality, highly efficient, dependable amp, you will probably spend over $1000 used and almost certainly over $1000 new. Good luck. also, I do realize no one can just buy the best of the best as much as they want, so the though decision, is deciding what to compromise on, and what you wont. Good luck with the search.

Well if i found something that was better for more money id rather spend the extra money for quality because i completely understand you there... But a good dependable quality brand is what im looking for. New or used but nice

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 01:33 PM
I think i might tAke a chance on the new crescendo bc5500. I cant really go wrong with that i think. Brand new. I will do a build log for you guys cause im building my box soon too

Biscuts222
01-01-2011, 01:40 PM
Can't wait to see it, and you should do a review on that Crescendo when you get it, I was thinking about grabbing it when I get the cash this summer as well.

spencerearl1996
01-01-2011, 01:46 PM
I see the PB does rated at 14.4v. Id like one that can do that at maybe 13
Powerbass does rated at 12 volts and they are efficient as hell and they're powerhouse beasts. Get that powerbass if you want just one amp.

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 01:51 PM
Can't wait to see it, and you should do a review on that Crescendo when you get it, I was thinking about grabbing it when I get the cash this summer as well.


Yea im going to call navid monday and put my order in. I think ive made my mind up. Lol. Its a brand new amp and i want to try something new. Even if they are under rated, which i doubt, i will have plenty of power and great CS

SoundWave
01-01-2011, 05:52 PM
This spring we will be investing in more testing type equipment. I will be clamp testing several brands to see efficiency and actual output, not just rated or seems like as well as a new Term-lab. The hard part about amp shopping, is trusting other customers opinions, a salesman's opinion, or even a manufacturer's opinion, which all 3 are going to be biased in some way. Beings that we sell so many brands, I don't really favor 1 brand over the other for a customers needs, but after some actual independent testing, I may have more fact based opinions.

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 06:23 PM
Wjat do you guys think of the digital designs z1a amp?? Damn there is just so many amps for this price range :/

TechSys
01-01-2011, 09:11 PM
Even though I'm a SoundStream person and would recommend SS amplifiers any day / every day/ all day, I would wait for the Crescendo amp.

I know the Crescendo 3k does what it's rated at, o rmore. We got a few people here running them and love them. I'm pretty sure the 5k will be just as good or better.

I was gonna go with Crescendo and the ONLY thing that held me back was the gold color. I can't stand that color for some reason. Still thinking about putting one in the grand marquis on 1 sub, but that a different story.

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 10:34 PM
Even though I'm a SoundStream person and would recommend SS amplifiers any day / every day/ all day, I would wait for the Crescendo amp.

I know the Crescendo 3k does what it's rated at, o rmore. We got a few people here running them and love them. I'm pretty sure the 5k will be just as good or better.

I was gonna go with Crescendo and the ONLY thing that held me back was the gold color. I can't stand that color for some reason. Still thinking about putting one in the grand marquis on 1 sub, but that a different story.


Yeah i think your correct! The new ones are all black with yellow or gold stripe so i think they look nice. And for the price, cant go wrong i guess. I was looking into dc's 5k too, its a little bit more than that one. I just wish i could see the amp guts

AudioAnonymous
01-01-2011, 10:43 PM
Yeah i was looking at that too but couldnt find a site to buy one new

I know someone you can contact to get one from. ;)

swaggasaur
01-01-2011, 10:51 PM
Yeah i think your correct! The new ones are all black with yellow or gold stripe so i think they look nice. And for the price, cant go wrong i guess. I was looking into dc's 5k too, its a little bit more than that one. I just wish i could see the amp guts

same board as american and cactus i beilieve. ill get pics. hold on

MrSuicideSPL
01-01-2011, 11:19 PM
same board as american and cactus i beilieve. ill get pics. hold on

Dc amps are the same as those right? Crescendo is going to be different than the last ones im pretty sure thats why im really wanting to see those too