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Old 1st December 2008, 16:31   #76
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Your friend said, this amp was selling at a premium, does that mean it isnt available anymore ?
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Old 1st December 2008, 16:38   #77
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Looks like its been replaced by the 8403.. But they are very good for the price bracket. and they are imports so they come in small quantities.. Ask me, I was looking for one for a while
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The rate at which you got is quite impressive,i would suggest you connect the amp in your car and start using it,then when your mono amp comes install that and make everything seperate(Front+Rear+Subwoofer) you will feel a major difference in SQ
Yess 8401 is solid built and complete VFM,your search is over matey.

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Old 1st December 2008, 16:51   #79
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now i am confused should i get this amp and leave 2 channels spare? (already have a 2 channel powering the BT)
rear fill would run off the HU and this amp would be used to run front components.
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Old 1st December 2008, 17:00   #80
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Amplify the rear fills.
Provide less power to them that's it.. Don't waste the 2 channels. And also make sure you get it soon. they remain out of stock most of the time
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OK HERES AN UPDATE.
i bought a brand kenwood 8401 today. !
Bingo !!!!

Congrats Doc.I am happy you like the amp.

I got my 8401 in October 2007 for 6.2k ; I had no knowledge of amps then and had to select from among a Sony604,a Pio6100(or was it 6300) and some Dynamo(marketed by Philips).The604 was being offered at 4.3k,but I took the Kenny8401 as it looked "professionally" built.very happy with it.

So once the Rockford Fosgate arrives , you will have a real boom box on wheels.Maybe you can perform some extractions just by playing music !!!!!
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Old 1st December 2008, 23:20   #82
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lol! i can pioneer a new concept. the bass from the 'boombox on wheels' will loosen the teeth from the sockets of the patients. i just have to pluck them out..
on a more serious note, the build quality of the amp is something i really appreciate. even the gold terminals and the connection screws make the amplifier look like it means serious business. atleast in this budget range, this amp really feels solid. its heavy too.
thanx vigsom
do you think i should install this amp for the time being and install the RF amp when it comes, or should i wait another 15 days and THEN get the fitting done?

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do you think i should install this amp for the time being and install the RF amp when it comes, or should i wait another 15 days and THEN get the fitting done?
I think you should get both amps installed together ; saves you a lot of time and also they can be tuned to work in perfect harmony to produce a symphony
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Old 7th December 2008, 11:52   #84
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frankmehta needs a new amp
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update: frankmehta gets the godfather of all amps!

yea, i got the legend yesterday. the big daddy of all amplifiers (in its budget, of course)... drumrolllllll......... the jbl 75.4!


i never thought that the illusions can resolve so much better now(yes, even better than before, which is GOOD) and sub is hitting haard! its a temporary arrangement for the timebeing, where the rears are off for the time being. the Rockford Fosgate amp is coming in a week. the sub will be transferred to that and the compos and rear fills will be powered by the (almighty) 75.4.
very happy with this combination and now my system seems set. no more ICE upgrades are planned now (on this car now) and I thank all you people on tbhp for all the advice. you see, the car and everything that's good on it is because of team bhp! thanks to all. and yes, NOW my car is worth an audition. my SQ dream is kinda fulfilled and i only wish that someone from this forum gifts me an alpine 9887 or eclipse headunit for being a good boy all round the year. its ok, i can wait till christmas!! lol!
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thats my house pic chor chor
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haha. tera amp THA! ab mera hai! lol!
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what happened to your "SQ" amp? is it still gonna be there?
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Old 7th December 2008, 16:35   #88
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sold by popular demand! panky, your 'third grade' remark stuck deep in my heart! i had nightmares of panky12345 saying third grade amp!!!!! and then i thought to myself, bas, abhi kuch aur hi lena hai! and i found jesal's 75.4
the kenwood is sold and the rockford fosgate mono coming in the next week!
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Hey frank, how would compare the SQ of the Kenwood amp to 75.4 ?
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sold by popular demand! panky, your 'third grade' remark stuck deep in my heart! i had nightmares of panky12345 saying third grade amp!!!!! and then i thought to myself, bas, abhi kuch aur hi lena hai! and i found jesal's 75.4
the kenwood is sold and the rockford fosgate mono coming in the next week!
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Old 7th December 2008, 17:31   #90
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havent used either of the 2 for longer. but id say the jbl is 80-20 against the kenwood. the illusions sound much better of the jbl. with the kenwood the illusions feel very laid back. and with the jbl they sound like music has come alive. how many of you have noticed differences???
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