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    Hi,

    I'm after a "step up" from my factory head unit, I see way to many manufacturers priced the same, and it's really hard to make a decision.

    I'm only powering front components and rear 6 x 9's. So low power like 50w x 4 RMS is fine for me.

    I'm after something that is cheap but gives good sound quality for the price that I pay.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Check the classified add sections on the car audio forum sites. You can find a really good quality used amp for far less than a cheap quality new amp.
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    • #3
      Thanks will do,

      But any reccomendations?

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      • #4
        Jensen seems to be a good cheap brand. I just ordered a couple off amazon. The number in its name doesnt reflect how much power it gives but on sonicelectronix.com you can find the rms specs and see good pictures of many amps. For $75 I got a new 75x4 amp.
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        • #5
          in the good cheap category, it really could be any amp that emits sound(there really isn't a audible quality difference between most cheap amps anymore), the best bet though is the classifieds either online or in your local area. pioneer, sony, kenwood, pyramid are the first couple of budget amp brands that come to mind if you have to, or would prefer to buy new.

          edited for bxsteez post: a cheap amp would be sub $200 range for me.
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          • #6
            I think you should define what you mean by cheap. Cheap is so relative.
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            • #7
              Cheap? Check amazon. Your better off getting something of quality though.

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              • #8
                My amp was $19.99 shipped. 4 channel, works like a dream.
                Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                  My amp was $19.99 shipped. 4 channel, works like a dream.

                  Now that is cheap!!!!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                    My amp was $19.99 shipped. 4 channel, works like a dream.
                    Well, what brand was your amp and where did you get it from? Share my friend...SHARE!!!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by thejavabuddha View Post
                      Well, what brand was your amp and where did you get it from? Share my friend...SHARE!!!
                      It was just like this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Audiovox-Car-Aud...:B:SRCH:US:101

                      Rampage 240 something.

                      It's nothing fancy, probably sounds the same as a regular HU which is all a lot of people need.
                      Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                      1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                      30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                      15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                      Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                      • #12
                        If you can find one, buy a Cerwin Vega EXL-400. It is 50 watts x 4 channels into 4 ohm speakers. This amp is based on some high end designs by Robert Zeff, founder of Zapco and Arc Audio. Cerwin Vega could not sell them and dumped their entire stock on the surplus market in 2008. You can find them on Ebay and the car audio forums. A lot of members on the forums bought multiples of these amps for 60-80 each when they were originally for sale just to stock up on them. I just bought one for $115.00. Still a very good deal. You won't find anything close to this quality and performance for the price.

                        There is also a 2 channel model, the EXL-350. Also recommended.

                        If you want to know more, go to DIYMA and search for posts about these amps.

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