Good/Bad Amp List

 

Silver Member
Username: Tpizzle

Post Number: 151
Registered: Apr-05
two days ago i saw glasswolf post a message with a link to a page listing good/bad amps. anyone know where this site is, i forgot.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2507
Registered: Nov-04
Here's the amp list.

Bad

American HiFi (Rockwood)
American Pro
Audiovox
Automobile
Becker
Boss
DHD
JDL
Jensen
Kenwood (speakers)
Kole
Kraco
Kronik
LA Sound
Legacy
MA Audio
Optimus (Radio Shack)
Planet Audio (Boss, by any other name)
Power Acoustik
Profile
Pyle
Pyramid
Rockwood
SAS Bazooka (amplifiers)
Sherwood
Sony (anything by Sony)
Sound Storm
Sparkomatic
SPL Audio
Thump
Ultimate Sounds
Visonik
Volfenhag


Questionable

Alpine (lower model speakers)
Autotek
Audiobahn
Blaupunkt
Aiwa
Crunch
Elemental Designs (eD)
Hifonics
Hollywood
Kenwood (amplifiers, head units)
Kicker Solobaric (L5, L7, Solo-X square subs)
Lanzar
Lightning Audio
Matsui
MTX (subs)
Onyx Mobile Audio
Panasonic
Phoenix Gold (ask on specific models)
Pioneer (amplifiers and speakers)
Precision Power (PPI) (newer non-US made amplifiers)
Rockford Fosgate (current products)
SAS Bazooka (all products)


Good

Alpine (amplifiers, Type-R speakers and subs)
Altec Lansing
Alumapro
Ample Audio
Audio Development
Avionixx
Boston Acoustics
Cadence (current amplifier products)
Cerwin Vega (subs)
Clarion (head units)
Coustic
Crossfire
Crystal
Directed (DEI)
Earthquake
Eaton
Helix
Illusion
Infinity
JBL (amplifiers)
JVC Digifine
Kicker (amplifiers & Comp/CompVR subwoofers)
Lunar
Memphis Audio
MTX (amplifiers)
Phoenix Gold (some models)
Polk Audio
Rockford Fosgate (some models)
Soundstream
USAcoustics


Highly Recommended

a/d/s
Adire
Alpine (head units, signal processors)
Arc Audio
Audax
Audio Control
Brax
Butler Audio
CD Technologies (CDT)
Diamond Audio
Digital Designs (DD)
DLS
DynAudio
Eclipse (Fujitsu Ten)
Esoteric Audio
Focal
Harrison Labs
Image Dynamics (ID)
Infinity Kappa/Kappa Perfect components
JL Audio (subs, XR components, slash series amps)
KEF Kar components
Kove
Luxman
MB Quart
McIntosh Laboratories
MMATS
Morel
Nakamichi (tape transports)
Ohio Alternator
Orion
OZ Audio
Pioneer Premiere (head units)
Precision Power (PPI) (Art series amps, old)
Rainbow
Resonant Engineering (RE)
Rockford Fosgate (older 1980s and 1990s models)
Sinfoni
Streetwirez
Stinger
Treo
US Amps
Wrangler Alternators
Xtant
Zapco
 

Gold Member
Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2940
Registered: Dec-04
why isnt interfire on there somwhere
 

Silver Member
Username: Rds11

Louisville, Kentucky

Post Number: 216
Registered: Nov-04
So if it has something in parenthesis then does that mean that only whats in there applies.

For Example: Under bad it says Kenwood (Speakers) so does that mean that only their speakers are bad and everything else is in another category?
 

Silver Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 904
Registered: Feb-05
also knukonceptz for wiring right isaac..lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Tpizzle

Post Number: 153
Registered: Apr-05
thanks for the list isaac. i got some research to do now!
 

Silver Member
Username: Tpizzle

Post Number: 154
Registered: Apr-05
wasnt expecting to so MA audio on the bad list. they have pretty pricy stuff, or crap i should say. who made this list?
 

Silver Member
Username: Tpizzle

Post Number: 155
Registered: Apr-05
why is panasonic questionable? i have a deck from them, it looks better that anyone else' and gives out plenty of power.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2528
Registered: Nov-04
Panasonic is questionable cause they're not really into car audio. Like other manufacturers, they make some bad products as well as some good/useable ones.
If a manufacturer produces too many items with high failure rate, they get the "bad" rating.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Xtant1001

Post Number: 25
Registered: Apr-05
Selling XTANT 1001 amp. Very good amp in mint condition. Bought if for 1200.00 and selling it for 600.00 obo with 90day warranty. call me (425) 985-5415 or email unan0@hotmail.com if interested. This amp must go!!!


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Bronze Member
Username: Nitescort

Post Number: 75
Registered: Mar-05
is that list based on the brands present quality or over time? becuase Kenwood for instance made some pre-amp only head units years back that were as good as or better then Alpines and still are.
 

Gold Member
Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 3148
Registered: Dec-04
what about interfire audio?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Stylnul

Victorville, CA US

Post Number: 29
Registered: Jan-05
i'd put interfire in the highly recomended, alot of car audio shops dont know about interfire amps. theyre so nice, i installed a ifb-4700 in my g/f car and its simple, clean and i got it for free. i've never heard their subs though
 

New member
Username: Transam396

Mcdonough, Ga Usa

Post Number: 2
Registered: Apr-05
what about alphasonik and soundstream amps?
 

Gold Member
Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 1069
Registered: Sep-04
Soundstream is in the "good" category. I can say from experience that there very old stuff was some of the best, but halfway through the Rubicon series they went overseas. I haven't heard any of their most recent stuff. The Van Gogh series looks to be based on the same topology as their earlier Rubicon offerings(similar specs) so if build quality hasn't suffered that line is probably ok.

-Fishy
 

Bronze Member
Username: Volfenhag1200

Post Number: 30
Registered: Mar-05
Why is Volfenhag bad I have a volfenhag amp and 2 volfenhag subs and they work and sound great. please tell me why you think they are bad?
 

Gold Member
Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 1072
Registered: Sep-04
I think alot of those "rankings" are based on build quality. Just because one brand of amps has a high failure rate doesn't necessarily mean your particular model is destined to give up the ghost.

A lot of amps sound just fine until they don't work anymore.

:P

-Fishy
 

New member
Username: Alumaprodave

CALIFORNIA

Post Number: 10
Registered: Apr-05
I would call Audiobahn AKA Digital Audio BAD. It's just Korean made Bling. And Iv'e heard Alphasonik products need help on the inside.
Sony makes some quality home products, and they know alot of people want to buy everything Sony. So all they did is throw some low end speakers out for their home audio fans. The home receivers they make are ??? even their ES line. This is why their car audio line sucks, and it's just because they really don't care to put some effort into it like they do their TV's.

Swiss Audio (made in Korea) Bad.

HEY what about BLITZ AUDIO(SICK).........(NOT)

What about Kaption and Concept?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Stylnul

Vicky ville, CA US

Post Number: 42
Registered: Jan-05
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