You can still find good PPI amps. Look for PCX4125, PCX2125, PCX480, 404.2, 600.2 Art series. I wouldn't touch the new PPI series though. They look ugly compared to Art series and quality isn't what it used to be. You have to remember, new amps will have similar spec or better, but the parts used to make them aren't as durable. Look at Zapco for example. They use high quailty parts, so it costs much more.
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The good thing so far is that RF and PPI still have plenty of good old amps for people to buy. If you want a real tragedy, look at Orion's HCCA amps. Those are some wicked amps made with quality. I have one and will be getting another before they disappear for good. Even though it's an old amp, it has better features and spec than most amps now. I can't believe a company would stop making a product that good. See what happens when greed takes over?
"See what happens when greed takes over?" And changes in the market as well. There aren't as many people who are out for super high end sound quality equipment anymore. Now most people just want something that looks good and gets obnoxiously loud. Companies such as Orion (back then I mean), PPI, Zapco, Arc Audio, don't make the money that big mass marketing companies do, so seeing a big wad of cash will big stars to the eyes of the owner of smaller companies(like you said, greed). I wish PPI still did make the Art series, but oh well. I'm thinking about getting a Black art series amp once I start my next project.
Hey Jonathan, you have to listen to Orion HCCA 250G4 amp. It is awesome! I'm comparing it with my home stereo side by side. I can't believe it sounds louder and cleaner than home digital stereo amp. At 4ohms, it's suppose to give 50W rms, but it sounds 2x stronger than 100W rms stereo. The mids and highs are very chrisp. Just makes me wonder why Orion stopped making it.
If you ever get a chance to buy Orion HCCA 250G4 amp, do it. It's one of the best I've ever tested! Ignore their power ratings. It says 50W rms x2 @ 4ohms, but I swear, it's louder and pounds harder than most 400W amps. I ordered the last G4 amp today. If you ever buy one and aren't satisfied, I'd gladly take it from you.