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post #11 of 20 Old 05-08-07, 09:03 AM
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

I can attest to the quality of the EP 2500. It may not be a high dollar item but it is built like a tank and is handling it's job for me quite well. I opened mine up to swap the fan out for a quiet fan and the component quality seems decent. It drives my 4 RLP-15's at 4 ohms quite well. It is a good amp for the price and mine has performed flawlessly. Just a small bit of info for you to help with the decision.

The Behringer EP 2500 is one of the recommended amps in the IB arena. Low cost power with decent quality.
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I can attest to the quality of the EP 2500. It may not be a high dollar item but it is built like a tank and is handling it's job for me quite well. I opened mine up to swap the fan out for a quiet fan and the component quality seems decent. It drives my 4 RLP-15's at 4 ohms quite well. It is a good amp for the price and mine has performed flawlessly. Just a small bit of info for you to help with the decision.

The Behringer EP 2500 is one of the recommended amps in the IB arena. Low cost power with decent quality.
I find my EP2500 has some slight coloration below 8Hz if I push my IB much above 120dB with a really vicious housecurve dialed in.
But it may just be a coincidental effect of the house falling down around me.
Fortunately the EP2500 has a nice strong case. The ceiling joists just bounce right off!
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I find my EP2500 has some slight coloration below 8Hz if I push my IB much above 120dB with a really vicious housecurve dialed in.
But it may just be a coincidental effect of the house falling down around me.
Fortunately the EP2500 has a nice strong case. The ceiling joists just bounce right off!
Doh! It hink I might have the same coloration... it strangely sounds like cracking lumber and shattering glass.
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Doh! It think I might have the same coloration... it strangely sounds like cracking lumber and shattering glass.
Yep. That's it exactly! Awful isn't it?
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Doh! It hink I might have the same coloration... it strangely sounds like cracking lumber and shattering glass.
Isn't this normal

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Isn't this normal
It certainly doesn't mention it on the tin!
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I am using a crown K2, works great at 8 hz (actually that is where the low pass filter begins to come into play)
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I took my EP2500 apart as well (for the fan quiet mod)- a EE buddy of mine was amazed by the high-quality of the components and said it was worth far more than the price.

As far as the power it puts out- there was some review of it on the net where they had to use it to power a space heater to make it draw enough.
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

Chasw98 at AVS is going to be testing the EP1500/2500 amps extensively. We should have some answers pretty soon about these amps. Heres a link.....

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=855865
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You should be able to find a used one for around $200.
I had Musician's Friend price match another place that was selling the BK for ~$215. MF shipped it for free and they have an awesome return policy if you end up not liking it (all you'd be out is return shipping). Unfortunately I don't remember who I had them price match, but I'm sure they can be found with a google search.
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