Ibiza Sound Amp 300 : Posetively surprised by "peanut money" Ibiza AMP300 (professional power amplifier)!
Hi! I am a music listener, and HiFi is my favourite hobby.
Needed a second amp/poweramp(for my bedroom?!). Looking at pro gear for some time, i'm a tradidtional HiFi guy - on some forums (Audiophile-forums), pro audio gear are a bit like "swearing in a church..."
Thought i try something realy cheap = surviveble loss(If the item sucks).
I bought it on a web shop in Sweden "electronic.star" for the price of 840 SEK(approx. $75 US). I was concidering "Emotiva BasX 150", but didn't have the budget.
We all know about the "inflation" in power specs - so the info, that it would put out 2 x 160W @ 8 ohm, 0.5 THD. Well i was skeptic.
Used my very old pre amp "Adcom GFP-555", connected it with 4 meters of TaraLabs 500i to the AMP300, and with 2 meters of SupraPly 3.4 sp.wire to my JBL Arena 180. And switched the power on - played 2'nd track of "Godsmack" new CD on my Rotel RCD-971...
Wow - not "HiFi-nirvana", but "R'n'R" in your face - hard hitting bass, detailed, but not harsh treble, midrange (vocals) = not so god. I listened for days, liked what i heard. Plenty of power, i say 2 x 100 honest Watts, clean, no dist! The ever "roaring" cooling fan is driving me mad though.
Summation: for the money = outstanding! Will i buy more Pro amps? Yes - planning to buy Ibiza AMP600(or 800?) in March. To power my front speakers in my A/V system! (I got to do something about that blxxxdy fan! Thermostat switch thing? - not afraid to void the warranty, so if any of you guys have a tip for me, i'm all ears). Also - Build Q = Not the best, don't expect it to have a "long and healthy life...".