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Old 11th February 2009, 10:28   #16
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I have been using the GT5 A604 for about a year now. Excellent VFM amp. Never had any issues with it. I am also pretty satisfied with the SQ.
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It would also be fair to tell Team-BHPians that the GT5 range is evolving further and the next few weeks will show the release of an upgraded 2009 version of the GT5-A604, called the GT5-S644.

All features identical, power slightly tweaked upwards.

The GT5-A604 will be discontinued after that and will remain around only till stocks last. The price change (if at all) will be negligible.

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nice! a newer model. really, the entry level line of 4 channel and 2 channel amps from all manufacturers needs a shake up! we need more variety!
newer products with more power are always welcome!
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I've been following up this thread...guess no one has come out mentioning the advantages and disadvantages of using JBL a604 and Ken 8401!

On paper, the Ken 8401 scores better than JBL a604, how are/would they each practically score with a component speakers like Illusion Electras, and JBL rear speakers (without Sub) setup!

A person who does not want too much brightness.

Gurus please advise...
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I've been following up this thread...guess no one has come out mentioning the advantages and disadvantages of using JBL a604 and Ken 8401!

On paper, the Ken 8401 scores better than JBL a604, how are/would they each practically score with a component speakers like Illusion Electras, and JBL rear speakers (without Sub) setup!

A person who does not want too much brightness.

Gurus please advise...
kenny wins if you don't want too much brightness.
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Old 20th February 2009, 12:57   #21
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kenny wins if you don't want too much brightness.
Forget brightness, there's hardly anything except some mids!
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On paper, the Ken 8401 scores better than JBL a604, how are/would they each practically score with a component speakers like Illusion Electras, and JBL rear speakers (without Sub) setup!
Rudrah, availability of 8401 is a concern, i have heard the 8401 installed in my friends car, i dont know what the whole aura surrounding the 8401 is, i found it to be a normal amp nothing earth shattering the way its portrayed here.But then i have simple tastes, i dont "understand" music/ and the magic word - SQ. I would choose the JBL A-604 because its available everywhere and has bill and warranty.
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Forget brightness, there's hardly anything except some mids!
And i thought it was a transistor amp. How come it has mids
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the Kenwood 8401 is Jurassic in comparison to the JBL VFM amp which is regularly updated except for the price.
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the Kenwood 8401 is Jurassic in comparison to the JBL VFM amp which is regularly updated except for the price.
I agree its a 3 - 4 years old amp but as they say Old is Gold
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Doesn't the Ken's Signal to Noise Ratio (100db) gives more power than JBL 604s (85db)?

Giving more RMS power....

How is it then referred as a puny amp outputwise?

over JBL's wide market for product availability!
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Doesn't the Ken's Signal to Noise Ratio (100db) gives more power than JBL 604s (85db)? ...
Huh, what? Is it? Errr... I thought Signal to Noise Ratio is the ratio between Signal and Noise, and NOT power? *running back to cave*
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Gentlemen is availability that big an issue for when you compare performance? I am actually using 8401 with JBL GTO-936 and they sound good. No offense meant but please availability issues remain as far as Marketing doesn't takes over.
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Huh, what? Is it? Errr... I thought Signal to Noise Ratio is the ratio between Signal and Noise, and NOT power? *running back to cave*
Errr...I'm no techie in sound mechanics! In simple understandin i thought a 100db ratio would produce more sound than JBL!

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my current setup is sounding like crap.

very low budget system

Pio 2050
Amp JBL GT5 A604 which is 640w at peak
Sub JBL GT5 S12 1200w
MTX 6"x9"

sound form the speakers is good and clear, even at high volume.

problem - the sub-woofer is not firing - its too soft
bass boost is set at 75% and i don't know how to set Lpf and hpf.

help required please
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