Soundstream little wonder LW4.300 anyone used one?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:50 PM
Looking at an amp to power 85wrms boston 5" speakers and a 300wrms sub. The amp will power 2x100wrms for the front and 300wrms bridged for the sub. But the amp sells for $180 new so not too sure its the best. Are there any other suggestions for an amp similar to this? Of will this be fine??
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:28 PM
For RRP$499, I'd probably get an Arc Audio XDi804 or Audison SR4.
In terms of value, the Soundstream probably wins hands-down for $180.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:36 PM
Do you think it will be good enough for the Boston speakers and sub?? Or it will work just fine??
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:37 PM
Compared with the Arc Audio or Audison, the SS is easily better value at $180. The Arc/Audison won't sound/perform better; they just offer higher pedigree. Counts for nothing if you're on a tight budget.
Ultimately, you go with a monoblock for the sub, and multichannel for the speakers. So you can add a monoblock in the future if you want to upgrade.
Just determine now/upfront, if the SS is an amp you'd expect to keep for years to come, say for the next car/stereo. If not, then save and/or spend on the amp that would be a 'keeper'. I personally have no loyalty or desire to own SS gear, but plenty of people do; whereas I do like Arc and Audison gear.