Soundstream Class A Picasso Amplifiers

Class A Picasso

Picasso and Class A Renoir are premier audiophile listening amplifiers designed specifically for high-pass applications where absolute detail and definition is critical.

User Reviews (6)

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george   [Jan 21, 2010]
Model Reviewed: soundstream picasso 1700

i got this amp its browness black and has a silver cover that comes off
dont know anything about this amp i dont know if i should use 4 gage or o gage wire and dont know the specs on this amp someone help me gmancaraudio@aol.com

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
bryan gracia   [Aug 08, 2009]
Model Reviewed: class a picasso
Strength:

so COMPLETLY under rated and i recomend using a balanced line transmitter to take advantage of ALL the power theses amps have i WILL never get rid of these amps

Weakness:

parts are hard to come by if the amps ever break down but they are practically bullet proof

i have had a lot of amps in my life but none can compare to the class a picasso. this amp is CLEAN. ive had every amp possible and this beauty is the best. it is so under rated its sad. i also have the sister amp for it the class a 10.2 and i am also using a balanced line transmitter. even tho they r over ten years old the only thing that even comes close to these amps i have to say are arc audio and zapco amps. i can honestly say i can recomend these amps 2 anyone if you have any of these amps you know what im saying is true. if you ever come across one of these amps sntch it and NEVER get rid of them

Similar Products Used: zapco,fosgate,mb quart,mtx,pheonix gold
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
DANIEL BEAT   [Jul 04, 2003]
Model Reviewed: ?????
Strength:

BASIC CONTROLS EASY,BASS KNOB CONTROL,NOT TWO BIG FOR ITS POWER OUTPUT

Weakness:

HAVNT FOUND ONE YET

CLASS D PICASSO PUMPS OUT 1400WATTS RMS AT 1 OHM,RUNNING 2 15 INCH TARANTULA SUBS WITH ONE AMP EACH,

Similar Products Used: ALPINE MRV1507
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
CS nut   [Nov 16, 2001]
Model Reviewed: 1996/Picasso
Strength:

High power, clarity, no noise, extremely transparent

Weakness:

None

This amplifier is by far the best sounding car amp I''ve ever heard. I had a pair of Soundstream Class A 100s before and they were the only thing that came close. The McIntosh amps I have now sound great, but the Picasso is better. If you are an audiofile nut like me, obsessed with SOUND QUALITY, then this amp is the one to run your mids and tweets with. The detail on my jazz/classical reference disc is downright astounding with the Picasso. I''ve been doing car audio for over 20 years, so I have a reference from which to judge. My front end is a 20-bit Nakamichi CD player, and this amp reveals all the detail you would ever want to hear, especially through my A/D/S components in my front stage!

Similar Products Used: McIntosh, older Nakamichi, older Soundstream, Carver, HiFonics, A/D/S, Linear Power, Harmon Kardon
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Donny   [Apr 22, 2001]
Strength:

Crystal clear... strong for its rating. Excellent build quality. This amp is perfect for the person after sound quality. Flexibility in wiring allows 4x25, 4x50, 2x100....handles 2 ohm loads.

Weakness:

None to date.




I've always heard "Soundstream on your highs, and Fosgate on your lows". This amp would prove that point. I usually run 60-75 w/rms per channel on my sats but this Picasso certainly nudges the larger boys out of the way. Very clear and powerful, it exceeded its reputation. A beautiful pice to look at, it amazes you when it is fired up and presented through some quality speakers. For distinctive sound quality, you'll have to dig deep and look hard for anything better.

Similar Products Used: This Class A amp, even with its underrated power specs, compares with the larger boys very well. The clarity of this amp is up there with the best. I've been into car audio since the 70's and I feel this is the cleanest and clearest amp I've owned. I've owned Rockford Fosgates and other Soundstreams.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
latane   [Feb 09, 2000]
Strength:

quality. this amp is rated at 25*4, but i bet you can't find another amp on the market that has the same rating and plays as loud or clean as this one. i have had no problems with the amp, and the chome finish looks great. the new cover hides the wires and adds a very clean look. i run 2 sets of mb quart's finest, and it plays loud and clear.

Weakness:

can heat up during the summer. needs air to breath and stay cool.

i bought my amp new from a friend for about 400. i hear they sell in stores around 500 or so. i definitely recommend this amp. i understand you can run something like 24 speakers off the amp without any problems. soundstream is making a quality amp.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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