Well I can get a HTG234 800 watt 2 channel for about 100 shipped and a HTG414 600 4 channel for about the same price. They are brand new, not refurbs. I didn't know how underrated they were. The amps I was looking at are the Heritage series. Just a thought, since I'm on a tight budget. Thanks for your input and thoughts.
Well Julio, in this bussiness you get what you pay for. You spend little you usually get liitle. I am not saying you have to spend thousands to get the best but you cant expect the best from a couple hundred.
How good is Audiobahn? I need a an amp that will run 400-500 watts to push the P2 12's. Rated at 200 rms 400 peak. I don't really want to peak them out but I want to push them good. Thanks for the info guys. I know "you get what you poy for" but those Lanzar amps are listed at about 250-350$, so I figured I was getting a 350$ amp for 100$..lol sounded good to me but I didn't know the rep on the amps. Guess I'm still looking.....
Andy, this forum has a grudge against anything that's not a highly recognized brand.
Profile, Lanzar, Power Acoustik etc get run under the bus on a regular basis simply because they're not in the same league as Kicker or Orion or JL or whatever other high dollar brand is the flavor of the day.
The fact is Lanzar Optidrives are very good amps, and as you said, the Vibes/Heritage amps are great buys. It's just that most of their ratings are so far off it's ridiculous. The Viberant 268, for example is on sale at millionbuy for $109 + shipping, it's rated for something crazy...like 2000w I think, but I've seen it tested twice at better than 900w bridged. That's a he<< of a buy for ~$120.
Also the class D's that sell on ebay for around $150 and do 1200-1500w.
I don't mean to be an ad for Lanzar, it's just the brand I keep up on the most. I know PA and Profle and others have some great deals too. The refurb Profiles at profilecaraudio.com are almost give aways for decent amps.
FYI, there's more to it than price when it comes to amps. Just cause something is cheap/very low priced, doesn't mean it'll perform as stated. Don't be fooled by the ads. You will NEVER get something for nothing. Always a reason why it's cheap.
Isaac, I totally understand you get what you pay for....... BUT I'm disabled and a stay at home dad to a 6 month old. My resources are limited at the moment. I don't have money to buy all the things I would like to have. One thing, I wouldn't be paying retail prices for the amps and for the money I guess they would work until I could do better. Thanks for answering my question Opti. I am just considering the amps in case I can't get the Fosgates I want. I wanted a little background info on them before I went and bought bad amps. I'm currently looking at a Punch P5002. Maybe things will work out where I can get that for my subs.
What is your budget Andy? If it's $150 or less, Audiobahn A8002 does perform well. I've personally tested it during hot summer and -35 in winter. It worked even with frost all over the amp. The problem I have with people assuming they're getting great deal from cheap companies is, sooner or later they'll realize that it's not as good as advertised. Another trick they use is, produce a product or 2 that performs "good" and the rest below standard. They "hook" you with that. So just cause a company has one good amp line, doesn't mean the rest will survive/perform. It's just a cheap trick.
I see where you're coming from Isaac and thanks for the heads up. Like i said I was just wondering if they were as good as they used to be. I think I'm just gonna save up and get a good amp from the start so I know what I'm getting. Just take a lil while to get it but worth it in the long run.