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American Bass Phantom series any good?


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I'm looking to get a new amp for 2 12" L7's. Do you think an American bass PH-4000MD would do the job? I havent heard anything on the phantom series so if anyone knows if they are worth the money I would appreciate feedback. Thanks

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The Phantom series by American Bass uses the Sound Magus board/internals which is the same guts as what Massive Audio Nano series uses.

AB PH2500 = Massive Audio N3
AB PH4000 = Massive Audio N4

On a positive note, the AB variant seems to be obtainable for a cheaper price then their Massive Audio counterpart.

The PH4000 has been compared against the AQ2200 and said to be "louder" here --> http://www.stevemead...ost__p__1686307


Here is a formal review by PASMAG on it's little brother (PH2500)

http://www.pasmag.co...bass-ph-2500-md


I've compiled all of this information because I'm researching new amps too and had this amp on my shortlist.

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I dont know if it worth, we have no AB in Europe. 2 other idea´s for your subs http://www.stevemead...s-final-2-left/, http://www.stevemead...0-each-shipped/
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Thanks guys, I think I might just get the AB. I'm stuck between a Hifonics 2400brz and that AB amp. Just need a little bit more time to look around and make up my mind. Any more suggestions would be helpful

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Thanks guys, I think I might just get the AB. I'm stuck between a Hifonics 2400brz and that AB amp. Just need a little bit more time to look around and make up my mind. Any more suggestions would be helpful

Before you buy a Hifonics think about the Diabolo or the Memphis amp, from the quality the better once.
Advantage of the AB is the size.
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Thanks guys, I think I might just get the AB. I'm stuck between a Hifonics 2400brz and that AB amp. Just need a little bit more time to look around and make up my mind. Any more suggestions would be helpful

Just remember make sure it's CEA compliant.. also you have a beefy electrical those hifonics are power hungry.
Check out my build log:
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You think that AB amp would be good with just a stock electrical? I'm also thinking about getting a AQ1200D and just running it at 2 ohms. I dont think the 1200 is .5 ohm stable

Edited by AustimusPrime, 07 April 2012 - 10:55 AM.