buttkicker bka 1000

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Stephen Matthew, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Stephen Matthew

    Stephen Matthew Stunt Coordinator

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    I cant believe the price on these amps. Do they actually put out an honest 2100 watts? That would make me sick to think of how i paid a similar price for a 250watt plate amp and i could have nearly 10x that power to play around with....
     
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    ColinM Cinematographer

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    You'd have to question their fidelity, they weren't made with audible transducers in mind.

    Not to say they aren't good for audio, just that they were built to move a slug.
     
  3. Brent_S

    Brent_S Second Unit

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    According to Secret's review, they don't quite meet the spec of 1100 watts into 4 ohm loads, I dont' think he tested the 2 ohm output.

    However, check around the various DIY forums and you'll find quite a few people using them for sub amps now that the price has hit the $250ish point. When they were closer to $400, it made more sense to pick up a pro-sound amp when you needed that kind of wattage. A 2 channel pro can probalby be found to give more watts/$, but the Buttkicker is level matched for home gear, offers lowpass and rumble filters if you need it, and fanless cooling.

    -Brent
     
  4. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

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    Great sub amp, no problem with fidelity. I've got one on my IB and another running my pair of LFE units. I got them as part of the LFE kits, so they were a steal.
     
  5. Stephen Matthew

    Stephen Matthew Stunt Coordinator

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    good stuff.. if it is even close to spec, it is a great deal...
    and with the inherent thd in any sub system, a small amount will be unnoticed..

    should work well for sub reviews and such... plus ive got an irk to slap a dozem 12s in ,my tiny living room for kicks [​IMG]

    thanks much!
     

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