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Description:
4 Channel Power Amplifier

 
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Reviewed by:
beau


Review Date
August 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.76 of 5, 17.00 votes

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Review 1 of 6

Price Paid:  $300.00 from retail

Year / Model Reviewed:
2001 480qe

Strengths:
clean lots of power great value looks pretty neat

Weaknesses:
pretty big

Summary:
this amp is great, my first coustic amp and i was very surprised. very clean, puts out a lot of power. i run 2 mbquart 6x9's and a set of pioneer tcs comps off of this amp and its never let me down after 2 years.

Similar Products Used:
alpine, pioneer



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Reviewed by:
abominable_wookie


Review Date
April 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 11.00 votes

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Review 2 of 6 , from Santa Rosa Ca. USA

Price Paid:  $219.00 from onlinecarstereo.com

Year / Model Reviewed:
 Coustic 480QE multi channel amp

Strengths:
Great bang for your buck. Fully adjustable crossover. has been troublr free for the most part.

Weaknesses:
When it first arrived i had recieved one of the first of the 480Qe models off the assembly line. and unfortunealy it went into protect mode. so i called the manufacturer and they stated that it needed new resisters so they sent out some plans and the resistor requirments and i took it to the shop and they installed the new resistors and whala it has been pounding my truck for 1 year now trouble free

Summary:
For what I paid this amp pounds pretty good. I push 2-10" alpine type r dual vioce coil subs in bridged mode which sound excellent at low and high levels. i have also used it for 2 jl audio 12"''w1 subs and they really pounded. the built in crossover works excellent and adds a lot of versatility to this amp. despite the amp needing bigger resistors and the inconveinance of it being in the shop for a week getting the resistors transplanted i would highly recomende this amp.



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Reviewed by:
C K


Review Date
March 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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5.00 of 5, 12.00 votes

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Review 3 of 6 , from Australia

Price Paid:  $420.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 480QE

Strengths:
very very powerfull amp and very clear.

Weaknesses:
could have hearing problems in very near future

Summary:
I ve had this amp for a week and my ears r hurting every day cause of it. u will not find a better value for money anywhere in the world. iam running 2 6x9 pioneer 220watts 4ways and bridged a 12w3d2 jl sub at 4 ohms. this thing rocks my car and anything around it. and best of all it is crisp and the bass is tight.

Similar Products Used:
have heard jbl80.4 with similar setup let me say that it was decent but no where near in terms of power



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Reviewed by:
Oziel Garza


Review Date
August 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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Review 4 of 6 , from Monterrey

Price Paid:  $250.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 2001

Strengths:
Integrated crossover, heavy weight (i just like it), not over sized like RF Punchs that have extra volume because of the heat dissipator

Weaknesses:
the surface seems to get too hot for me, definitely it is not for competence

Summary:
Good for me, i'm using it in my ford ranger supercab, powering 2 Kenwood 6x9s 170 watts max, and a Kenwood SubW 12" 500w peak, 150w rms, sound is clear and without distortion, it is 60 watts x 4

Similar Products Used:
Kenwood KAC-748 35w x 4 (almost same priced), i think it is most powerful and clean



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Reviewed by:
Brian


Review Date
August 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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5.00 of 5, 16.00 votes

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Review 5 of 6 , from Gainesville, FL

Price Paid:  $260.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 2001/480QE

Strengths:
Excellent sound from an "econo" priced amp, because your not paying for the name. Loud and clear sound. Build quality seems above average. Good manual, easy to use, everything is clearly marked.

Weaknesses:
Large, but I figure that's to be expected with the power this thing puts out and I don't like the yellow.

Summary:
Could have gotten this amp online for $200, but they wouldn't ship to an alternate address, so I spent more at my local shop, still, I'm really happy with this amp. It has all of the usual features for a 4-channel amplifier and is very easy to use and set up. It is big and makes it tight underneath the passenger seat of my Tacoma truck, but that is my only gripe with this product. It sounds awesome, I have it running 2 Infinity Kappa, 3-way coax's in the doors and bridged the rear channel to an Infinity Kappa 10" sub behind the bench seat. My truck gets so loud with no distortion. It doesn't seem to get too hot, even with the limited air flow under the seat.

Similar Products Used:
Compared to a few of my friends systems that use Alpine V12'S, Autotek's, and RF Punch amps, it holds it's own.



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