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Rockford vs. Crunch vs. Lanzar?


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I just picked up an 18" BTL and i want to get the right amp for it. i know that Steve is running a rockford T4000BD on each of his (atleast i'm hoping i'm still up to snuff on the amp selection, please correct me if i'm wrong) I've heard many people say good things about the Crunch GP3000D-Pro, especially powering an 18" BTL, than i found the Lanzar Opti4000D which has some decent numbers. i'm looking for a skull crushing daily driver that'll be tuned around 33 hz (still up in the air as well) Any suggestions and/or ideas are welcome.

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I"m a little biased towards the Opti 4000d. It'll put those numbers out and then some.
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crunch 3000d is dirty to get more than 3kwrms out of it... I would suggest Rockford, Sundown, DAT for some clean power.
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Honestly Sundown, Rockford, DAT these amps are in different categories than Crunch or Lanzar. Having used both Crunch and Lanzar, I can say they are not what they used to be, if your budget permits, I would look at the first 3 I mentioned.

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i would go rockford

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the crunch is a very good amplifier if you are looking into the 3000d-pro it will push a btl very nicely, and puts out a clean 3000w. mine outlasted my btl by a long shot :)
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I just picked up an 18" BTL and i want to get the right amp for it. i know that Steve is running a rockford T4000BD on each of his (atleast i'm hoping i'm still up to snuff on the amp selection, please correct me if i'm wrong) I've heard many people say good things about the Crunch GP3000D-Pro, especially powering an 18" BTL, than i found the Lanzar Opti4000D which has some decent numbers. i'm looking for a skull crushing daily driver that'll be tuned around 33 hz (still up in the air as well) Any suggestions and/or ideas are welcome.

Don't rush into buying piece of crap amplifier (Lanzar Opti4000D), because you can most likely find a used Saz 3000D for 500-600. I wouldn't do a rockford T4000BD unless your electrical is really up to par, if it is not you'll end up damaging the sub and the amp.

Edited by Shotta76, 08 July 2009 - 11:27 PM.

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i agree with bigbodylexus on amps. tho i wouldnt put more RMS to the sub than you know you can do safely. if you blow something, it's all on you as the BTL doesnt have a warranty
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I wouldn't do a rockford T4000BD unless your electrical is really up to par, if it is not you'll end up damaging the sub and the amp.

with that much power, that applies to any amp really. that much power will have a strong current draw. definitely make sure you electrical is up to par
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Don't rush into buying piece of crap amplifier (Lanzar Opti4000D), because you can most likely find a used Saz 3000D for 500-600. I wouldn't do a rockford T4000BD unless your electrical is really up to par, if it is not you'll end up damaging the sub and the amp.

you have no idea what you are talking about that lanzar is an awesome amp
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Found Sundown for 550 shipped Saz 3000D
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you have no idea what you are talking about that lanzar is an awesome amp

I wouldn't purchase anything from Lanzar
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I wouldn't purchase anything from Lanzar

me neither. their opti line may not be bad, or even may be pretty good, i just wouldnt buy from them. unless i had a HELL of a deal. i've seen people here run them tho with no problems. and are very happy.
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Just wondering, but why doesn nobody ever suggest AQ amps? They are reasonably priced, never heard anyone complain about them. I havent owned one yet, but ive heard a few AQ setups at a local comp. Asked the owners of the cars how they liked AQ and they had nothing but good things to say about the subs AND the amps.

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The Opti 4000D is a damn good amp. I tell you what, for all of you haters, let's just call it a Soundstream XXX-6500D. Same amp, regulated power supply.
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Just wondering, but why doesn nobody ever suggest AQ amps? They are reasonably priced, never heard anyone complain about them. I havent owned one yet, but ive heard a few AQ setups at a local comp. Asked the owners of the cars how they liked AQ and they had nothing but good things to say about the subs AND the amps.

People do, just not as often. This forum is big on Sundown, DAT, and Rockford. For good reasons too. DAT was started by people on the forum, Sundown has tons of teammates on here and are VERY active on here, and Rockford is big with Meade. All are great, underrated, and have good customer service. Doesn't mean others like AQ are bad, but they are definitely more prevalent here.
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The Opti 4000D is a damn good amp. I tell you what, for all of you haters, let's just call it a Soundstream XXX-6500D. Same amp, regulated power supply.



Okay I am not a Lanzar hater, I have owned the Lanzar 2500, 6200 & 50C (All Optidrive amps and back before Pyramid, I think that's who owns them now) and I can honestly say those amps were 10X the amps these new ones are. If I can dig up some old pics I will post some of some old setups I 've done with Lanzar power, I can honestly say the new amps don't impress me. Normally I don't comment on opinion threads unless I have firsthand experience and I do with Lanzar and Crunch. As a matter of fact I used to compete for a former local shop called Audio Options and I would take Lanzar's old equipment any day of the stuff they make now.

Edited by bigbodylexus, 09 July 2009 - 09:02 AM.

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The Zen stuff was tops. The newer stuff isn't bad at all, it's still underrated, and I even bought one of the brand new Opti Scion 4 channels and am loving it.
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I'll board the Rockford, quality is superior to both the crunch and the lanzar ...



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