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  1. #1
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    Default Best bang for your buck amp

    what are some brands of good quality amps that don't come with te pricetag?

    i have used everything from zapco and xtant to audiovox and jensen in the past. I need to get a new amp for my tower speakers and have been looking around.

    What are some good brands out there today? I want an amp that will deliver its rated rms wattage, but don't want the price tag. Also want something reliable that won't break in 3 months.

    Am I asking too much or are they still some good companies left in this category?

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    I would look at the sites that Viking listed in your other post and just check out the reviews from other users.

    Tons of knowledge available out there. Fosgate makes a quality amp that I have used in the past. I have seen some great deals on them in the past 6 months as I have had my eye on a 4 channel as well.
    Last edited by WaterBullDawg1980; 06-14-2010 at 08:59 PM.
    -Mark
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    most of the reviews are helpful, but then you get reviews from 16 year old kids with response like "my car pumps with dez subs" etc

    its nice to hear feedback from individuals with a little more insight

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    JL Audio amps are cheap on ebay...just gotta know that you don't get a warranty. I went with an authorized JL Audio dealer for my 3 amps

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    JL Audio or Fosgate.
    2005 Moomba XLV, Polk db651 cabin speakers, 12" Kicker Comp, Bullet 6.5" hollow points in Arial Double cans, fosgate amps.

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    Definitely consider Kicker.
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    jl and kicker on ebay
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    I vote Kicker for sure! Both of my amps are Kicker, and at the first sign of an issue (after 3 years of HEAVY use - IE: almost 250 hours!) I posted on here and Phil contacted me directly to arrange for a speedy repair. I'm super happy with the customer service from them!

    I bought both of my amps on eBay from HiFiSound something or another, and I believe they were both remanufactured.

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    I just replace my alpine pdx 100.4 with a Kicker zx450.2 and the alpine had better sound quality, but want the Kicker is stable at 2 ohms in stereo and the alpine wasnt. About the same price.

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    I'm currently running the kicker 750.5 for the cabins and a 10" L5 and a 650.4 for the 6500.2 towers. I absolutely love this setup.
    -Mark
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