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HiFonicsHorder1

Pics of the BIGGEST ZED AMP MADE. . . . . . . . . . .

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ANYONE REMEMBER THIS MONSTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ? EARTHQUAKE PA-4300

IT WAS BASICALLY 2 COLOSSUS'S IN ONE AMP IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY.

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Now that is a beast, why are you yelling at us (turn off your caps lock).

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Yes, I remember that beast.

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So whats amazing about it? 4300watts RMS @ 1 ohm?

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So whats amazing about it? 4300watts RMS @ 1 ohm?

you MUST be like 15.........

back then that was a SHIT ton of power. :noob:

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I would love to hear it. Thats probably a very clean sounding monster

It is as ALL of Steve's amps have been. It was like .02 %thd @ 4 ohms It was 2 PA2300 in one heat sink. One of my friends had one on 4 15" Stroker's in a ASTRO van back in the day. It split the body seems where the roof panel was welded to the side panels a couple of times.

That earlier response was so stupid I didn't waste time.

THIS IS NOT CLASS D GARBAGE.

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Yea man that sure is one old monster!!! I am not old enough to know much about it but though!!!

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Yea man that sure is one old monster!!! I am not old enough to know much about it but though!!!

In STEREO I have seen these do a little over 1600 watts x 2. And in stereo mode the distortion level is so low your ear can't even hear it. As with ALL of Zed's stuff it was way under rated. It did do around 5000 watts @ 1 ohm but WHAT'S THE POINT. There is NO need for that much power in My opinion. I have one I'm going to send to Steve soon and get it repaired. I'll post better pics and give you guys a Birth Sheet signed by Steve.

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That looks like 'justonemoreamp's table.

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...THIS IS NOT CLASS D GARBAGE.

So you don't like efficiency? Please enlighten me.

Zed Audio never made any amps for Earthquake.

I thought they made all the PA series?

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what happened with the direct connect to the amp with its own wire? did it just die out like an old fashion?

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:wub:

Cool.....

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I always thought Class D was the way to go as far as sub amps but hearing the comment about Class D here is pretty much the same thing my buddy once told me. He promises never to run a class D amp ever again. Gotta talk to him more to figure out why.

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I always thought Class D was the way to go as far as sub amps...

That's why I'm interested to see why in the hell he would want 4300 watts at less than 70% efficiency. That's fucktarded.

You do realize that most modern Class-D amplifiers are 85-90% efficient right? Please don't tell me they have too much THD, that's a worthless measurement.

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So whats amazing about it? 4300watts RMS @ 1 ohm?

you MUST be like 15.........

back then that was a SHIT ton of power. :noob:

So when exactly was this amp released? How much did it cost?

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I always thought Class D was the way to go as far as sub amps...

That's why I'm interested to see why in the hell he would want 4300 watts at less than 70% efficiency. That's fucktarded.

You do realize that most modern Class-D amplifiers are 85-90% efficient right? Please don't tell me they have too much THD, that's a worthless measurement.

Nope just Don't like the way they sound. As Steve will tell you it took him Many years to figure out how to make them not sound "flat". There is a World of difference. I can take a new Class D that is 1200-1500 watts replace it with a Series VIII Zues ot a Autotek 7600 and it will sound better and hit harder. I can deal with the power consumption. I don't need to anything near 4300 so it wouldn't ever get run that low. Shit the heat that Class D put's out at 1 or 1/2 ohm is more than the Zues at 4ohm's.

My 2 cents I have tried everything over the years I have been doing this since 91-92 and haven't stopped once so believe me I have heard and tried alot of stuff over the years. If there wasn't that much difference the demand wouldn't be so high for Old School Quality Class A/B amps.

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So whats amazing about it? 4300watts RMS @ 1 ohm?

you MUST be like 15.........

back then that was a SHIT ton of power. :noob:

So when exactly was this amp released? How much did it cost?

92ish $2800-3200 in my area. In the world I'm from the RULE OF THUMB WAS $1 PER WATT FOR QUALITY AMP.

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Nope just Don't like the way they sound.

You lost the battle to pyschoacoustics. :(

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Nope just Don't like the way they sound.

You lost the battle to pyschoacoustics. :(

Thata fine I HAVENT BEEN THE FIRST NOR THE LAST! Take them and keep them.

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Nope just Don't like the way they sound.

You lost the battle to pyschoacoustics. :(

Thata fine I HAVENT BEEN THE FIRST NOR THE LAST! Take them and keep them.

Lol, you CAN'T hear the difference on a sub no way no how.

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Nope just Don't like the way they sound.

You lost the battle to pyschoacoustics. :(

Thata fine I HAVENT BEEN THE FIRST NOR THE LAST! Take them and keep them.

Lol, you CAN'T hear the difference on a sub no way no how.

Whatever you say. I'm just a dumbass with a $15,000 collection of junk. Since I'm full of it I would Love for you to call up Steve Mantz and tell him that and see what his response is. Call us at the factory Monday-Thursday (Yes we work a 4 day week) at (805)-526-5315 PST

Believe me I could give 2 shits whether you believe me or not!

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