Parts Express Plate Amps

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ron D Core, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Ron D Core

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    I plan on running 4 12 inch BPD 1201's in a pair of huge towers. Yes...huge. Anyways, I was wondering on how well the PE 250 watt plate amps perform. I have little experienc with class AB amps. My consern is with the accuracy of the 250w RMS rating. If anyone out there has any experience with these amps, fill me in. My brother bought a KG5230 from www.speakercity.com. It runs very well, but costs twice as much as the PE. Should I get 2 KG5230's or 4 PE plates. Or is there another amp that costs around $500 that would be worth researching? Thanks
     
  2. Cam S

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    The PE250's have done very well in reviews, and have been tested to actually have 272 watts RMS @ 4 ohm, so they are capable units. The AMP350 my be another option as well, with almost 400 watts on tap. the PE250, AVA250, and AMP350 look identical, but the AMP350 has a little more power, bigger price too.
     
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    why not go with pro audio amp with that kind of money and not have the hassle of running wire to all 4 amps.
     
  4. Ron D Core

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    I've been looking at the Crown amps. The cheapest one looks liek it would work for me. The MT-600 looks like something well worth $550. But then I would be giving up all the crossover, boost and phase adjustments. The AMP350 from StrykeAudio looks like a good buy and it has the higher lowpass x-over I'm loking for. Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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