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    Default US Acoustics or Soundstream amp?

    Which would be the better amp? The soundstream van gogh 600.2 or the US Acoustics 2200.. The soundstream seems a little better on paper having a higher S/N ratio 115 VS 105 for the US acoustic. And the soundstream has a higher dampining factor. Has anyone used products from either manufacturer? What was your experience? Thanks

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    soundstream has gone downhill over the past few years, but id still put them above us acoustics
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    Agreed.

    US Accoustik is a Wal-Mart brand and even tho Soundstream is going downhill fast theyre still pretty solid amps. Way better than US.
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    just don't confuse US Acoustics with US Amps.. US Amps kicks ass... I had one guy call my US Amps TU-600 (150x2 tube amp) a 'wallmart amp' so i went off on him and SERIOUSLY schooled him on car audio... poor salesguy didn't even know what dampening factor was...
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    Didja whack him over the head with your mag light?! :D
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    nope, but i thought about it
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    Originally posted by Joelsbass
    SERIOUSLY schooled him on car audio... poor salesguy didn't even know what dampening factor was...
    Hey Joel,

    Don't you mean damping factor?

    Dampening was probably the reaction in his shorts to your "schooling".:D :D :D
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    Soundstream going downhill?

    That already happened. All I have seen from them in the past 2 years is a steady upwards climb. Production is back up, quality issues seems to have been resolved and they are making attractive amps again.

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    I still like my Rubicon 555 for solid multichannel use. It hard to find a more solid setup for an all-in-one amp.

    It's no SPL king, but it sure sounds sweet!
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    Originally posted by Dennis Gardner
    Hey Joel,

    Don't you mean damping factor?

    Dampening was probably the reaction in his shorts to your "schooling".:D :D :D
    lol, i never claimed to have good spelling :p
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