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post #11 of 19 Old 06-09-10, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: A500 vs EP1500 vs 240w plate amp

So, I ran across this, http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...tml?rcmndsrc=2

What do you all know about the PylePro brand/amp? Would it suit my needs? Is there a significant difference between the ep2000?
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post #12 of 19 Old 06-09-10, 06:37 PM
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Re: A500 vs EP1500 vs 240w plate amp

Good price but this amp is about the same as the a 500. It is 380 watts bridged at 8 ohms. That is even less than the a 500. Look on the parts express web site to get the specs for this amp. And look at the continuous output power not the peak power.
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PylePro is not what I would call a pro grade amp as they use fairly cheap parts and wont output as much as they say.

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Pyle mean pyle of sh$% stay away unless you want to burn money, just bit the bullet and get the EP2000
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Does the ep2000 have a crossover/ high pass filter built into it or would you need to buy one before sending the power to your sub/s?
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Re: A500 vs EP1500 vs 240w plate amp

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Does the ep2000 have a crossover/ high pass filter built into it or would you need to buy one before sending the power to your sub/s?
You'd need a high pass filter to use it for a ported design.
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You'd need a high pass filter to use it for a ported design.
So if you decided to go sealed you wouldn't have to worry about it?
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Re: A500 vs EP1500 vs 240w plate amp

hope this isnt against the rules but here is a ep1500 for 189.99 i was gonna get one, but looks like ima need the bigger model. hope it helps.



http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Rackmount.html
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Re: A500 vs EP1500 vs 240w plate amp

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So, I ran across this, http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...tml?rcmndsrc=2

What do you all know about the PylePro brand/amp? Would it suit my needs? Is there a significant difference between the ep2000?
As mentioned stay away from the Pyle brand.

There are always going to be trade offs with anything you do. It's best to always look down the road and make a decision based on that. There are plate amps along with lower end pro amps out there that will power the HF driver to it's potental but then you can get stuck with just one amp and one sub.

Looking into the better proven pro amp stuff and you end with many more options now, and down the road. Also, dolllar for dollar pro amps beat the pants off plate units when talking wattage per buck..

If a high pass is a concern later with a vented unit or even say a sealed one, there are some nice cheap products out their to take care of that problem. Also, if the pro amp already has a fixed hp in it, some DIY'ers already have posted mods to change or rid the amp of it.
Along with that fan mods have been layed out step by step too.

It's pretty hard to beat the power to money ratio of the Behringers...

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