Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TQ, Nov 19, 2003.
which one is better?
these will be powering one 15inch solobaric (older round one)
definately the JBL 1200.1. Lanzar is entry level equipment in most cases. and JBL amps are great definately for the price.
let me clarify.
this is a Lanzar opti 1000.1D
definately not entry level...
Go with the JBL.
its still lanzar. and in my opinion, not great equipment.
How many Lanzar amplifiers have you used?
Anyways, I personally would go with the JBL as well, simply because it puts out more power. I assume they cost around the same price?
The Lanzar might have a subsonic filter, and a steeper lowpass filter, so base that on your decision as well.
well i've been finding the JBL for around $260 (ikesound has it for 259 but there shipping is HORRIBLE! like 40-60 bucks!)
my buddy has the lazar optidrive 1000.1D and he said hed sell it for $250 or so. i've been seeing these older optidrives (500.2 200.2, etc) go for 175-200 on ebay.
everywhere else has praised these (and only these) amps?!??
i just don't want to buy another amp that says it puts out 1000 watts but hits as hard as a 300watt kenwood
I understand what you mean. I honestly have no idea about the Lanzar, but the JBL DOES put out its rated power. However, I think the optidrive series is higher end than the vibe series and my vibe 1200d puts out a true 1200wrms into 1ohm.
Other brands to look at are the crossfire, and the DEI 1100d.
I like the JBL b/c you get 1200w @ 2 ohm and 1 ohm.
like my mint condition striped model dei 1100d that i'm trying to get rid of?
out of the two, i would go with the lanzar for sure. i had a JBL 600.1 a while back before i had the 1100d and i liked it at first (it was a step up from a lightning audio), until vocals started to bleed though and u could hear voices through the sub. did i mention the labels were so hard to read? didn't exactly know where i setted the LP at. the lanzar is a tad bit underrated. heck..even the vibe1200d was benched tested and did a tad bit more. the optidrive series is much better than any other lanzar amps. but when u get to the 1000+ watts mark, you aren't going to hear the difference between 100-200 watts. thats less than 1db of a difference.
quality over quantity. i'd go with lanzar
GSteg how much for the amp? where are you located?
my jbl 600.1 powers 2 12" alpine type-S. got it off ebay for $180 US. brand new at best buy here its $700 cdn