buttkicker bka 1000

Stephen Matthew

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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....
 

ColinM

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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.
 

Brent_S

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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
 

Jack Gilvey

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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.
 

Stephen Matthew

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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


thanks much!
 

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