Help me Build!! - Soundstream vs. Orion amps -2 cars


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Username: Vayoboy20


Post Number: 8
Registered: Apr-05
Car #1 Benz E430. So the a/d/s/ 8-channel is dead. Need to replace. Have a/d/s/ components front and rear, a/d/s/ crossovers, and 2 memphis dual VC 10's in the trunk.
Idea 1. 2 Soundstream VGA320.4's All at 4ohms 4x80 for highs, 2x320 bridged for subs.
Idea 2. 1 Orion 8004 for highs, 1 Orion 600D 600x1 at 1ohm --- cost difference?? SS=$460, Orion = $600. Is it worth the xtra price?

Car 2 - 97 Probe GT. Need more cost effective system so just going to use 1 amp to power the 4 new unchosen 6x8's and the 2 Memphis dual VC 12's. Thinking again of SS VGA320.4 160x4 at 2ohms or Orion 8004 200x4 at 2ohms.

Thanks for any help !!!!

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 7807
Registered: Dec-03
car 1: I'd go with current model Orion, or PPI amplifiers. Directed has their act together with both companies these days. Drastic improvement over the old Phaze Audio/ADST days post-buyout of the original Orion and PPI.

car 2, look at memphis amplifiers, or even Directed.
Directed is understated but same guts as Viper amplifiers. fairly inexpensive, and well made.

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2718
Registered: Nov-04
I'd go with Orion all the way for both cars.
If you can afford Zapco, that's even better. C2K series.

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Username: James1115

Wilton, Ct

Post Number: 2657
Registered: Dec-04
OLD soundstream class a stuff is very nice like their refference line of amps and subs were very good but their new stuff is JUNK so go ORION all the way.
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