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PPI ICE7000.1d reliable amp?

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Looking for a budget amp for under $250. Sold my Rockville db16 installed for that and now need another amp. I have been looking for something 2k ish or more. For now gonna run 2 vfl8s@ either 1 or 4 ohms, and will be getting another pair of vfls soon, so the 1/2 ohm stable on this amp makes feel this is a good choice. Ppi used.to be good equipment, have no idea if it still is. I like the looks of.it also. Watched it on the dyno and it put up good number, very close to rated. Had the a few American bass amps on my list also but theu dont seem to put out rated numbers from.the dynos i watched. I know im way over powered for the subs i have but i may end up running something different amd would rather have plenty of overhead and plenty of power for whatever i want to run in the future. Whats yalls input on this amp or suggestions on a good amp under 250 that over 2k @..5 ohms or 2k at 2ohm. Never had a problem with my Rockville, they have great customer service and good warranty but just want something different as they dont look that great.

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eh i'd stay away from it, the low end (if not all) PPI stuff is trash nowadays.

personally, i have one of these beating the hell out of 2 xfl 12s right now.  according to the amp dyno is only does about 1.8k rms but it's definitely putting in work for me.

https://www.amazon.com/American-Bass-Amplifier-Phantom-Micro-Technology/dp/B0096BAS10

 

also,  bigD did a dyno drag with a budget orion and a soundstream, the soundstream does about 2500w rms dynamic

https://www.amazon.com/Soundstream-AR1-8000D-Arachnid-Monoblock-Amplifier/dp/B01NBYJ901

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I was looking at the soundstream amps already, didn't figure they were better than the ppi but times have changed i guess.  The ppi is putting out good numbers tho ill keep looking. May have to keep reading and researching the AB amps since the subs are awesome.

 

 

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How about the AB VFL4480.1d thats in my price range also, just the few dynos i have seen AB amps arent putting out the power they are rated for which i guess isnt a bad thing since i will be over powering my subs anyways, just dont like when theybsay i get somwthing and turns out i dont ya know?

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So I decided on the soundstream,  and added a matching 4 channel and still within my 250 budget. Matching amps look nice anyways. Going to put my jbl in my girls yukon, she needs a real amp, got a quantum 800 mono on 2 mtx terminator 15s and headunit power on doors. The jbl got more power running in 3 way than the quantum does all day.

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23 hours ago, ehall8702 said:

How about the AB VFL4480.1d thats in my price range also, just the few dynos i have seen AB amps arent putting out the power they are rated for which i guess isnt a bad thing since i will be over powering my subs anyways, just dont like when theybsay i get somwthing and turns out i dont ya know?

the 4480 has been the black sheep of AB's line, doesn't do anything close to rated from what i've read.  which is a shame.  honestly other than the upper VFL line stuff, i probably wouldnt roll the dice on another AB amp. 

totally would on a wolfram 2400 tho:  https://theamplab.net/wolfram-c-2400-1/

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17 hours ago, ehall8702 said:

So I decided on the soundstream,  and added a matching 4 channel and still within my 250 budget. Matching amps look nice anyways. Going to put my jbl in my girls yukon, she needs a real amp, got a quantum 800 mono on 2 mtx terminator 15s and headunit power on doors. The jbl got more power running in 3 way than the quantum does all day.

and just saw this, congrats bud.  should sound great (i hope lol)

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Still didnt buy those soundstreams so options r still open gonna still take considerations lol will check out the wolfram too, found an AB hd 3500 in my price range. Them any good? I just cant believe they make such great subs and then make bs amps.

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