Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Erect Impact, Feb 10, 2008.
Zapco DC360.4 picked it up yesterday and got a pretty good deal on it.
link on said good deal?
If you want ANY sort of support from Zapco, I'd suggest buying it from a local retailer. They won't even talk to you if its bought on the net....and good luck programming that amp w/o the software/etc....
I'm willing to bet the OP purchased it from a local shop.
amps that require dealer set up are nothing more than a sales gimmick. They really aren't any more uber than an amp with gain dials and switches.
I was born in Nashville
Normally, I'd agree. HOWEVER, DC Reference Amplifiers do far more than just gains and CANNOT be adjusted w/o the software (no knobs/etc). Add to that the fact that the software does far more than just adjust gains. How about time alignment for each channel, a parametric eq w/ variable q settings (for each channel), a fully adjustable internal crossover w/ variable slopes (0 to 24 db/octave), precision gain control on both the input and output side for each channel, balanced line input (not a software feature...but a feature of this amp.)
So yeah, other than that they are just like every other class a/b amplifier that is 100% built in the USA using 100% American parts.
all that is pretty cool. the only thing is, how many installers are going to allow the customer to come to the install bay while tuning the amp so that it may be set to the customer's taste. that's the main problem i have with that stuff, since all the installers i've worked with always seem to set the treble high and no midrange. that's just me though.
so you don't get the software with these amps to set it yourself?
that sucks donkey balls!
Generally, no...you don't. From the dealer perspective, I understand it. However, ANY of my customers who want a copy of the disc so that they may program their amps is welcome to it...most people who shell out that kind of money already know a bit about car audio. In all honesty though, only about 25% decide they want the disc.
We custom tune our cars to what we think is good, then we fine tune to customer tastes. You can store 7 (I think...maybe 9...its autostart season up here, so we haven't done much audio lately to keep me up to speed) custom profiles on the amp and with the proper equipment switch between them at will with the DRC piece.
I got it from a local shop, paid $430 cdn for the amp. And the software to set the amp was in the box, I will be tuning it myself.
You stole it for that price. Nice grab!
What's it going to power?
These for now http://www.realm-audio.com/products/sfID1/298/sfID2/302/productID/1494. Then eventually a dynaudio 242 set.