is there a differnce? someone suggested i get a soundstream amp to power my coaxials since im on a strict budget... and i found a 4 channel 40x4rms soundSTORM amp for only 65 dollars. anybody kno if i should buy it?
my friend has one.. a sound stream.. a 1000 or 900 watt amp.. damn thing fry on him for no reason.. he dont fucccck wit it.. worked for so many years..
neither are great amps, but the soundstorm is even worse. Soundstorm, rockwood, and a few others with names close to some of the bigger brands are flee market brands that you should stay away from.
I own a soundstorm R280.2 and its clean enough for me, a bit weak for any more than a 12" sub, but it runs my tpye S coaxials cleanly without noticable distortion. The amp does 120 watts x 2 RMS @ 4 ohm 0.002% distortion
If you can find older Soundstream(Rubicon and prior) they are fine amps. I've owned both pre-Art series PPI stuff as well as Soundstream's Rubicon, Reference, D-series, and Class A lines. Although the PPI stuff rocked for bass applications I liked the Soundstreams much better for mids and highs. In fact the Class A 100 II was probably the best sounding amp I've ever heard.
I know SS's most recent stuff supposedly isn't as good, but Soundstorm? I wouldn't go there. Here's an SAT question and answer for you:
Soundstorm is to Soundstream as Rockwood is to _______
answer: (A) Rockford Fosgate
I haven't heard any of the Soundstorm stuff but I wouldn't be surprised if its crap and they 're just trying to capitalize on the Soundtream name.