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Old 31st December 2007, 12:10   #1
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Hi guys,

Picked up this European amp but couldn't find much details on the net except that it is 80W RMS per channel and bridged gives 220W RMS.

Has anyone heard of this company and how good is it ??
Currently have it powering my Infinity 1240se sub, noticed that after awhile if playing at high volume, distortion occurs. Any idea why ?

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Old 31st December 2007, 13:34   #2
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Picked up this European amp but couldn't find much details on the net except that it is 80W RMS per channel and bridged gives 220W RMS.
Has anyone heard of this company and how good is it ??

Currently have it powering my Infinity 1240se sub, noticed that after awhile if playing at high volume, distortion occurs. Any idea why ?
dont know about the amp. any website? specs?

for the infinity sub what box is it in. If you got it in IB is will not be damped well and hit it's limits pretty soon.
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dont know about the amp. any website? specs?

for the infinity sub what box is it in. If you got it in IB is will not be damped well and hit it's limits pretty soon.
There doesn't seem to be any info on the net regarding this company, but the model seems to be available in France and Germany for ~40Euro (about INR2200). Only references are on German ICE forums and ebay.fr, and some Hungarian and Croatian sites for its younger brother ADS6002. And no 4-channel in the family either.

Chinese, perhaps? The fit and finish seems to be a pointer.

The distortion could be because it is reaching its thermal limits, perhaps. Reduce the gain and re-check. Alternatively, cover it with a piece of carpet to check if distortion hits earlier. If so, you need to keep it in a well-ventilated spot.

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Old 31st December 2007, 14:47   #4
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Audio system is a sister brand of STEG.They are made in italy and are fantastic amps!They also manufacture speakers under this brand name.
So you don't need to worry abut if it's a real audiosystem amp.Have read great things sbout them!
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Audio system is a sister brand of STEG.They are made in italy and are fantastic amps!They also manufacture speakers under this brand name.
So you don't need to worry abut if it's a real audiosystem amp.Have read great things sbout them!
Cheers!
Gill is correct. But I think the above is a fake...

http://english.gttrading.it/easysite/level_2_3.asp?livello=2&Marchio=Audiosystem&Gamma= Twister&pg=1

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Audio system is a sister brand of STEG.They are made in italy and are fantastic amps!They also manufacture speakers under this brand name.
So you don't need to worry abut if it's a real audiosystem amp.Have read great things sbout them!
Cheers!
Where, sir?

Though I couldn't find a relation with Steg, interestingly a German company of the same name turned up in the search: Audio Systems GmbH (Audio System Vertriebs GmbH).

Compare the logo of this company with that on the amp in question (Amplificatore Audiosystem (autoradio subwoofer woofer) su eBay.it Amplificatori, Autoradio e Monitor, Auto ricambi e accessori ) They apparently look the same, but the amp photo does not match any of the German company's models - even the old ones. As LBM-bhai puts it - it is a fake.

And yes, Gill-sab is right - they seems to 'manufacture' a wide range of speakers. They also represent Steg in Germany.

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Steg and Audio System is having same parent company which is GT Trading. which manufacturer both the brand and markets some others like dyanamt, dynaudio,

Also I would like to correct myself. As after check the Deralte link of ebay the amp looks original but the series looks quite old and has been discontinued.



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@Deralte sir, you can search different forums for audio system amps.Their two channel amps are very famous,to be precise Fp-500 model.
Steg is positioned as premium brand where as audio system on a bit lower scale.But their amps are awesome for it's price,currently they are running twsiter series on amp.this model seems to be bit old series model!

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LBM seems to have done my bit here, but anyway, Audiosystem is also owned by GT Trading like Steg. Audiosystem amps go by the name of Twister, and like Gill sir points out, they are awesome. Similar to the Steg QMOS, give and take a little.

Speakers and subs are also carried under the Audiosystem brand name, as are accessories and cables under the name Audiolink. The accessories that one gets free with the Steg amps are Audiolink branded.

The 2-ch amp looks genuine, but a long discontinued series.
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@ Navin - My sub came in the company fitted box
@ LBM - Yup, thats my amp alright

Thanks alot for all the info guys but just an update, getting a 2nd hand blau velocity vpa 4120 and gonna use it for my sub and rear speakers.

How much to offer for it ???
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^ You guys are not talking about a/d/s, are you? They used to make some brilliant amps, like the P840 etc.
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^ You guys are not talking about a/d/s, are you? They used to make some brilliant amps, like the P840 etc.
No sir it is a different company.



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I've only seen an a/d/s subwoofer in Psycho's car.
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