Old Skool Soundstream Amps


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Username: Tambk1

Post Number: 1
Registered: Apr-05
Wuz up?
I recently bought an old skool Soundstream MC500 power amp from a local classified newspaper after first seeing it in operation. The amp although about 15 years old is in absolute mint condition & all 4 channels work.
Has anyone ever used this particular model of Soundstream MC power amp & if so, would it be powerful enough to power 2 Diamond Audio 10" M3 series subs with 250 wrms apiece in a small sealed enclosure?
I will have a set of Diamond Audio M6 2 way 6.5" component speakers upfront powered by a 150 wrms/channel power amp.

Appreciate your views guys.

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Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 1005
Registered: Sep-04

That thing was a monster in its day and will do 250x2 into 4 or 8 ohms. Just set the fuses in the back panel accodingly to optimize performance for the load you'll be running(4 ohms bridged?) and both stereo/mono switches to mono.

I've never personally used one , but know people that have.

Very, very good amplifier.


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Username: Tambk1

Post Number: 3
Registered: Apr-05
Thankyou for your good words. The 2 10" Diamond Audio subs are 4 ohms each & therefore I will most probably run the SS MC500 in bridged mode (2 x 250wrms).
Hope this rocks though.

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Username: James1115

Wilton, Ct

Post Number: 2406
Registered: Dec-04
that is a very very nice amp like fishy said! I love old soundstream stuff especially the reference series stuff:-)
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