Originally Posted by ibanezcollector
OK an amp isnt just an amp
thats like saying a porsche and a bonneville are the same since there just cars..
you get what you pay for.. High end decks have less thd(harmonic distortion)
cheaper amps in cheaper radios will begin sending distortion to the speakers sooner due to the fact there cheap.. Plain and simple.. Distortion is bad, Distortion kills speakers, and thats why 90% of the people when I listen to there systems sounds like dirt,,
Your reciever is the single most important piece of the puzzle.. You can have JL W7'* and Arc Audio amps but with out a decent deck all your doing is amplifieing distorted signals
I cant stress this enough dont buy a cheap head unit.. You will regret it..
in closing AN AMP IS NOT JUST AN AMP..
Yes Distortion is bad. I'm saying among major consumer level builders they're all relatively the same. Using No EQ, bass boost, adjustments anything, 1 watt - 1 watt in the same class of amplifying. Distortion comes in from different classes of amplifiers, and poor sound modifying features. More power is cleaner sound for sure. I'm not saying an Aiwa is as good as a Nak.
Most distortion is poor setup. People tryin to run say component speakers off of a head unit at high volume. The amp Clips the signal, the speakers are far from power handling potential, but the clipping will destory them.
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