Are Sony Xplod amps bad?

Discussion in 'Car & Audio' started by pestilence, May 16, 2006.

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  1. pestilence

    pestilence now believes he's hyphy.

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    I see them all over the net... Not too expensive ever.

    I just wanted to know what the deal is with these amps.
    I know they aren't top of the line.
    But how good do they sound?
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  2. BLooDSHoTT

    BLooDSHoTT R.I.P. Point Game

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    Everything from Sony has good sound but doesnt last more than a couple weeks .. (if your lucky a month)

    Your choice, have good sound for a couple of weeks or cough up some more money and get some better shit like Alpine,Mtx,Pioneer
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  3. Crazy Boy

    Crazy Boy iAm Chillin'

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    i dunno, my homie got one,

    its been about 3 years now, still working fine
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  4. Rex Mics

    Rex Mics sonic youth

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    Sony car audio products are generally valid competitors in whatever various price range you're in [outside of the top tier] but a bit more expensive than other amps with similar specs. I personally think build quality of most late model consumer audio gear with the big names keeps getting worse, but that's not always the case. The highest quality is seen with companies who specialize in mobile audio product lines.

    I have always recommended Rockford Fosgate for car audio amps, but I am currently out of the loop so I can't really comment on their newest gear. In the past they've been my go-to choice and real crowd pleasers.

    As for how they sound- it's really all a preference thing. Get over to a Best Buy or Circuit City showroom; they should be on display where you can selectively test drive them, so to speak. Bring one of your favorite cds, just make sure it's not mp3s.
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  5. dick&balls

    dick&balls Doc Holliday

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    Sony Xplode sucks. I demand the best as a person who loves to blast my fucking head off while driving. and sony doesnt cut it. trust me. if you want quality you want JL Audio, Alpine or Pioneer. Even JBL Is Nice 2.
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  6. Fantom

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    not true...

    i got xplod speakers, cdplayer and amps... had em all about 6 months...


    they good but you can't mix em, like havin a kenwood sub and a xplod amp...


    stick with matching brands and you're good...
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  7. ck47

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    My girl got a sony xplod 1000 watt amp 1/2 channel from walmart that was 150 and it straight. nothing i would ever put in my car. depends how you hook it up and what speakers you going to use. I hooked it up to 2 12" directed subs at 2 ohms with heavy gauge power/ground wire to the amp. And her system is pretty damn good for price paid. she just wanted a basic system. this what she paid

    Dual Cd Mp3 Player Head Unit - $80
    SonY Xplod Amp 1000 watts - $150
    Amp Wiring - $50
    Battery Terminal $5
    (2) Directed 12" Subwoofers With Ported Sub encloser $300
    Old Alpine Amp 60 Watts Rms - Found it so free Used it to power 6 by 9's
    Poineer 6-9 $70

    I think thats it. and its pretty good rattles the rear view window off the car. i had a cheap extra sub in there and it rattled shit off the roof until i blew it.
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  8. lildamu

    lildamu New Member

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    theres more to amps that just plain watts when xpold says theyre 1000 watts its only actually puttin out maybe 700 its the total rms you wanna go for.. just cuz an amp says its 100 doenst mean thats the rms.. look for true rms readouts on the lables. same with the speakers.. . dont forget everything depends on the way u do it.. u can bridge em.. and all kinds of shit.. so look into it..
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  9. j-dizzel

    j-dizzel projectgoons productions

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    dont mess wit speakers like dat go get 1 or 2 jl w7 you will be good and thell last a long time
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  11. Ben Official

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    sony xplode is horrible. never buy. sony cant make subs.



    ill sell my kicker cvr 12's. i got 2 of them and an mtx 421 d amp that powers them nicely.

    they fuckin BUMP plus got a 4 year warranty... which means any time u want new subs u dont even need them blown out.. just go and get whatever new ones they got and pay the difference but its not gunna get too much better than the kickers
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  12. chillz_727

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    If your spending money you better off going with jl audio, fosgate, diamond, and alpine. THeres more but those are all good quality.
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  13. Ben Official

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    alpine sucks. i owned some and was not happy. my kickers kick the shit out of them!

    go eclipse.
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  14. Ice Fluid

    Ice Fluid Flow with the Fluid.

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    JL Audio, yeah right lawl.
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  15. Dixie_Chick

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    Avoid Sony like the plague when it comes to car audio


    go with pioneer or alpine
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  16. FactUnderground

    FactUnderground Eff You

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    Sony Xplod does exactly what it says: bursts into flames. They are garbage. Avoid them. Spend an extra bill and get something decent.
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  17. khughes2345

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    get an alpine
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  18. khughes2345

    khughes2345 New Member

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    rockford fosgate are good too
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  19. murjahn7

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    I dunno but I got some Sony Xplode 6'9"'s and they suck
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  20. Da420doc

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    sony sucks, i stay away from all of their products
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