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Old 15th November 2011, 00:18   #1
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Default Hows the Pioneer GM-3400T 2 Channel Amp?

I am about to buy a 2 channel amplifier to power my rear infinity coaxials 9633i.
Saw the JBL GT5-S422 and the Pioneer GM-3400T.
Could not find anything about the GM-3400T.
How is it & is it advisable to go for it against the GT5-S422.
Similar Price for both.
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Default Re: Review Wanted : Pioneer GM-3400T 2 Channel Amp

Better options are available.
Get a 4-ch amp like the JBL GT5-S644 or the hertz ep8 and you could power either the front channels or a sub too.
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Having used the same amp, I can firmly say that its a quite average product. With the same money, you have better options, as my friend nitrous has pointed out.
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Better options are available.
Get a 4-ch amp like the JBL GT5-S644 or the hertz ep8 and you could power either the front channels or a sub too.
Thanx.
I have the GT5-S644 powering the front components and the sub.So i guess the GT5-422 would be good to power the rear coaxials ?? Also is it advisable to amplify the coaxials ? Would i feel the difference,soundstage being in front ?

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If you are driving, you wouldn't (shouldn't) know the difference in the rear seat. The rear seat passengers will definitely feel the difference between amplified and not amplified even with a coax.

Also, instead of buying a weak 2 channel amp, it is recommendable that you buy a good amp (mono or more powerful 2 channel) to drive the sub separately, and use the existing 4-channel to drive the front and rear speakers.
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If you are driving, you wouldn't (shouldn't) know the difference in the rear seat. The rear seat passengers will definitely feel the difference between amplified and not amplified even with a coax.

Also, instead of buying a weak 2 channel amp, it is recommendable that you buy a good amp (mono or more powerful 2 channel) to drive the sub separately, and use the existing 4-channel to drive the front and rear speakers.
I always drive alone ! Do i have any options under 7-8k ?

How would be Auditor RIP 2300 ? (450W RMS @4Ohms)

One last noob question - Is it by any way possible to bridge all the 4 channels of an amp to 1 Mono Channel

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How much are you getting the Auditor for? Sounds good.

NO, one cannot bridge 4 channels of a 4 channel amp to get one powerful mono channel. Of course, if one has a DUAL-voice-coil sub, one can drive each coil with the bridged channel. There are limitations in driving in bridged mode: most amps cannot drive less than 2 ohms in bridged mode, so one cannot connect the coils of a 2+2ohm sub in parallel and connect it across the bridged channels.
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