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post #1 of 20 Old 04-27-07, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

after my experience with my EP2500 and not as much output as i expected (and me being picky) I am wondering if anyone has actually had the two and compared them directly.

If the EP2500 does truly output more (bridged and not) then the BK?

If there was someone in Minnesota (twin cities area) that has a BK i would be more then willing to compare the two.

I am more or less wondering if i made the right decision of the EP over the BK.
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

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If the EP2500 does truly output more (bridged and not) then the BK?
The Ep2500 should definitely output more than the BK in bridged mode. It may not be the best built amp and whatnot, but still.

I wonder if you could benefit from a cleanbox?
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

i have a clean box an am using it to get the voltage just right.

I just think it would be interesting to find out exactly how close they are in comparative power and sound quality wise.
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

Did you check the EP-2500 review?
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

yes, but the question is how the BK compares on true output and quality ouput.
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

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Did you check the EP-2500 review?
That review really doesn't tell us much.

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yes, but the question is how the BK compares on true output and quality ouput.
In real world conditions, the BKA is obviously a step below the EP2500, but it does depend on what you're looking for. I'd say just give it a shot. You should be able to find a used one for around $200. One thing for sure, it is more efficient than the EP2500.

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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

I think there is no need to open a new thread, as this one seems to be comparing amplifiers.... What do you think about the Carvin HD 1800, and the Carvin DCM 2500. Look great bang for the buck!! Also, the way they are rated seem quite serious! I think the Carvin DCM 2500 is quite strong for just 600 $

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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

I've heard good things about the Carvin HD1800. SteveC has one or more Carvin amps.
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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

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Also, the way they are rated seem quite serious! I think the Carvin DCM 2500 is quite strong for just 600 $
Mmm, I don't know. Carvin, Behringer, QSC, Samson, etc....they all seem to be about the same type of quality and power ratings. Lots of cheap power..great for DIY subs...take your pick.

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Re: Buttkicker Vs. EP2500

Behringer is most definitely not the same type of quality as QSC. You pay more for QSC, for a reason.

I don't know about any independent tests of the Carvin or Samson's, but those would be nice.
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