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 Post subject: Phoenix Gold Or Soundstream Davinci Amp?
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:27 pm 
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I am considering changing over from my Phoenix Gold amps to a Soundstream DaVinci, which is the amp I have always wanted in my system but never been able to afford. I am looking for peoples thoughts.

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Currently configuration is
- Dynaudio System 360 front stage (fully active)
- 2 x IDMAX 12’s
- Rear fill
- .Processing (inc crossovers/EQ/time alignment) is through Alpine PXA-H700.

Phoenix Gold QX amps
QX2350 - 2 Channel; 2 x 100rms to Dynaudio 8â€￾ midbasses
QX2350 - 2 Channel; 2 x 100rms to Dynaudio 3â€￾ midranges
QX4150 - 4 Channel; 2 x 50rms to Dynaudio 1.1â€￾ Tweeters (MD100) and 2 x 50rms to rear fill


The DaVinci would be used as amplification only since the H700 does all the EQ/crossover and time alignment duties and I have an Earthquake PHD5000 sub amp so the sub channel of the DaVinci would also be unused. I didn’t think 500rms would be sufficient for 2 x IDMAX’s but maybe the TRUE power from it is a little more… .

For those who don’t know it is a Soundstream Limited Edition 7 channel amp rated at
4 x 50rms
2 x 100rms
1 x 500rms @ 1ohm on sub channel

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THD < 0.1%
Signal-to-noise Ratio >100dB
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
Bandwidth 15Hz to 50kHz
Stereo Separation > 90dB
Damping > 200
Input Sensitivity 200 mV - 5.0 V


I would run it as
2 x 50rms to tweeters
2 x 50rms to mid’s
2 x 100rms to midbass
- Loose rear fill
- Earthquake PHD5000 on subs with 1000rms to each

What are people thoughts on the DaVinci amplifier, I don’t think I have ever heard anyone talk about them…
It is very well built and the only one I have ever heard sounded awesome in SEJUK’s car.
Of course the drawback is it is very big to mount at
- 483mm x 356mm x 140mm

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:11 pm 
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no one has prob talked about them cause dont they cost like $8000 i heard anywaz... the best system i ever heard (in a merc 4wd) was all mbquart q lines front and rear with all F1 status gear including the process like u got, deck and the screen. When i was sitting in the front i thought i was at a live orchastra performance!!!!! dude i rekon the davinci is over top by my book but if u can aford to get go ahead do it!!!.....heheheh thats like me when i saw the JL w7 13 inch sub i wonted it staright away thats y i brought it... even though it cost me $2500 as well but when it get down to 1.5ohm thats power!

good luck dude!
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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:19 pm 
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the da vinci is a nice bit of gear if you're wealthy enough to afford it

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:56 pm 
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Not wealthy enough but i am able to get BRAND NEW one pretty cheaply.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:49 am 
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What about Audison amps?
Personally Id prefer more power... 100w rms on tweeters, mids and midbasses in an active system. Im a fan of big headroom to get a real live sound
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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:20 am 
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CHEF wrote:
What about Audison amps?
Personally Id prefer more power... 100w rms on tweeters, mids and midbasses in an active system. Im a fan of big headroom to get a real live sound


Yes Audison are very nice amps but there is just something about the Davinci.

I know what you mean. I have been running 40rms per side to my front stage previously s thetre is plenty of headroom there.

I will continue to think about it and try to get some funds together...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:51 pm 
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Mmm da vinci amps if i had the money i would get one no doubt about it. Bloody excellent quality. Mind you thou i still want the Alpine F1 status amps :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:05 pm 
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I now looking to sell my boot set-up and again considering the Davinci or this time around TRU Tech amps

2 x T-4.100's + Sledgehammer

Peoples thoughts on these or other options? My brain is hurting from tossing all of these around...

 

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