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Looking at several 4-ch amps in the sub $300 range and the 100wrms x 4 @ 4ohm range. Looking for best SQ overall. Is there a spec i should be looking at for this? what is signal-noise and what is damping factor?

Amps in consideration:
- Focal Solid4
- JBL GTO1004
- PPI P900.4
- Cadence ZRS-C9
- Alpine MRX-F65
- Soundstream STL4.500
- Soundstream RUB4.600

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Arc ks300.4 used

Awesome sq
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Alpine makes awesome amps. ^^
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the 'solid 4' is a decent amp but not 100w RMS in my opinion. I'd rate it at about 50w rms per channel. it runs warm at 4ohm.. it gets hot to the touch on 2 ohm.

It's not a amp I'd consider 'high end' or SQ"
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Sonic, any input on the ppi? I know, like many once great amp makers they went thru a dark period, but there seems to be some buzz about the phantom series amps. Where would you rank it among the other choices and which would you rank first?
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I know everyone here hates Skar, but they SK85.4 wouldn't necessarily be a bad choice either. $300 shipped new.
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Ive had the Cadence ZRS c9 and now I have the ppi. Both are nice but I like the PPI more.
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Looking at several 4-ch amps in the sub $300 range and the 100wrms x 4 @ 4ohm range. Looking for best SQ overall. Is there a spec i should be looking at for this? what is signal-noise and what is damping factor?

Amps in consideration:
- Focal Solid4 - No
- JBL GTO1004 - Yes
- PPI P900.4 - **** yes
- Cadence ZRS-C9 - ehh
- Alpine MRX-F65 - nooooo noooo noooo
- Soundstream STL4.500 - **** no
- Soundstream RUB4.600 - pretty solid from i remember

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Nice! Can you expand on that a little? Better clarity? Power? Runs cooler?
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Nice! Can you expand on that a little? Better clarity? Power? Runs cooler?
Both run pretty cool actually. But the ppi has a cleaner sound and more output. Plus it very small which is nice. My cadence blew a channel after less than a year btw.
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