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    Default New Polk Ultra Compact Amps (Class D Fullrange)

    Anyone see the new ultra compact class d fullrange amps of Polk posted on the site yet? - http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/pa....php#pad4000_4

    The 4ch and 5ch models with their full bandpass-capable crossover sections in particular look extremely interesting :)

    Here's a few pix for your viewing pleasure:




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    This sure is interesting.
    Gatta say i didn't like 880, 330 and 660 at all due to... idk lack of real spec i quess... but these new ones def seem interesting, will def look into them.

    Wonder if Class D will have any hearable difference in comparission to class AB, especially PA500.4

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    btw, wonder why i don't see "CEA-2006 Compliant" mentioned anywhere....

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    Really? No one else has any comments on this?

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    I'll be looking for new compact amps soon...
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    they aren't out yet so don't think were going to get much comments for a few weeks. But was able to work some magic to get my hands on one of the 4-channels. Should have some pix real soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    they aren't out yet so don't think were going to get much comments for a few weeks. But was able to work some magic to get my hands on one of the 4-channels. Should have some pix real soon.
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    Yep, seen them.

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    As promised:

















    This thing is tiny and looks a heck of a lot better in person. My pix don't do this amp justice :)

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    Glad to see Polk has embraced the smaller amp philosophy. As much as I love my PA amps, theyre freaking huge and are a pain in the ass to install anywhere where space is a concern. Hell even in the trunk of my old Accord, they took up half of it!

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    Check out pix of the new Mono model (PA D1000.1):








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    the built of these amps look cheap.
    i need to see a proper whitepaper from polk.
    i need to see some reviews if i cannot review one myself.

    i've been always impressed by polk's other products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk421 View Post
    the built of these amps look cheap.
    the pix don't do them justice bud. They look very good with a real nice quality finish that everybody who i've shown em to in person loves em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk421 View Post
    the built of these amps look cheap.
    i need to see a proper whitepaper from polk.
    i need to see some reviews if i cannot review one myself.

    i've been always impressed by polk's other products.
    TK - They aren't cheaply made in any way. I'll ask about a white paper, but remind me if you don't mind ok? They just hit street so hold fast on reviews.

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    They dont look cheap to me. They look nice and subtle which I like.

    Class D amps aren't aimed at the 17 year old kid that just wants to be he loudest guy in his high school parking lot. These are geared for audiophiles looking for good sound so they dont need flashy neons or chrome flames.

    Would love to try them out in competition but my PA's are still getting the job done for now.

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    Mac, the way i see it Polk should send you every one of their car products for free. It just makes sense to me lol.

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    Yeah, the MSRP on the 4 channel is even cheaper than buying 2 of my Sundown 125.2's which are rocking amps.

    And we know it will sell for a bit below MSRP at some locations....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vital View Post
    Mac, the way i see it Polk should send you every one of their car products for free. It just makes sense to me lol.
    That gets my vote as the best post of the year.

    I want one of their demo cars namely the 2003 Civic. Loved that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Class D amps aren't aimed at the 17 year old kid that just wants to be he loudest guy in his high school parking lot. These are geared for audiophiles looking for good sound so they dont need flashy neons or chrome flames.
    And those like us where space is a MAJOR priority due to children. Small shouldn't be noticed. I think about installing everything in the Camry quite frequently but doubt I ever will b/c I can't afford to lose the space necessary for the sub/amps.



    That and its 100 frickin degrees every day...

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    Yeah that has been a big deterrent for me lately.

    But we're starting to cool off around here the last couple days so maybe in a week or two I can get outside and maybe come up with a plan to get a system back in this stupid Ford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Class D amps aren't aimed at the 17 year old kid that just wants to be he loudest guy in his high school parking lot. These are geared for audiophiles
    Sooooo..... amps sound different????? Never heard a true class D on the mids though.

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    No but amps geared to audiphiles make a boat load of power, have zero noise, are extremely efficient and have subtle appearance.

    Amps geared for the 17 year old make less power, has turn off pops and chrome flames.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tk421 View Post
    the built of these amps look cheap.
    i need to see a proper whitepaper from polk.
    i need to see some reviews if i cannot review one myself.

    i've been always impressed by polk's other products.
    ?????

    What pictures are you looking at?

    I don't think you need to see anything. I don't think you'll be satisfied no matter what and you're going to trash the amps based on unrealistic expectations.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Amps geared for the 17 year old make less power, has turn off pops and chrome flames.
    Come on. This is a stereotype... Chrome flames don't belong on the audio equipment... They belong on the spinning rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    No but amps geared to audiphiles make a boat load of power, have zero noise, are extremely efficient and have subtle appearance.

    Amps geared for the 17 year old make less power, has turn off pops and chrome flames.

    For the audiophile, more power = better dynamics. For the 17 year old, more power = louder .

    The new polks put out 4x125, that's about what my Genesis does........I wonder if I would hear a difference between A/B and D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazimir View Post
    Chrome flames don't belong on the audio equipment... They belong on the spinning rims.
    Or spray painted on the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by arun1963 View Post
    The new polks put out 4x125, that's about what my Genesis does........I wonder if I would hear a difference between A/B and D.
    Nope. If they're not level matched you might hear the D a little louder since its much more efficient assuming theyre the same wattage.

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    Alpine da best! Don't settle for less than this! Your ears deserve to hear the sound quality and output of this amp. My sheet said 1391 RMS watts coming out of this baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam5860 View Post
    Alpine da best! Don't settle for less than this! Your ears deserve to hear the sound quality and output of this amp. My sheet said 1391 RMS watts coming out of this baby.
    Do amps give you sq in a car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam5860 View Post
    Alpine da best! Don't settle for less than this! Your ears deserve to hear the sound quality and output of this amp. My sheet said 1391 RMS watts coming out of this baby.
    That's an overly broad, and not necessarily correct claim. Yes, Alpine has made some great amps (and other car audio products), but they've also had some not-so-great products. For example, the original PDX series of amps weren't exactly impressive. They had too high of a noise floor, even for automotive applications. The newer PDX series is certainly better, however, they failed to update the PDX-5 during the refresh. As such, I still couldn't recommend the 5 channel PDX to anyone.

    Other brands have good quality amps as well. I have a Kenwood Excelon XR-5S, which is a 5-channel class-D amplifier like the PDX series. However, it has a much lower noise floor compared to the PDX-5. I prefer the sound quality of it over the Alpine PDX's as well; however, that is more of a subjective opinion. If I had the money, I would have purchased a JL Audio HD900/5. However, I simply couldn't justify paying 3 times the price at this point in time. The JL Audio HD series are pretty much the gold standard of class-D car amps right now. However, I am curious to see how these new Polk Audio class-D amps will stack up.

    As for your claim of 1391 RMS watts, the number of watts isn't everything. Quality matters as well, and to my ears, the PDX's just aren't that great.

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