Chris Dragon huh?...let me guess, he developed their "dragon" cassette deck sold 20 yrs ago?...that thing looked hot at the time...I had the 303 cassette deck back then just because the tape flipped over(saw it in the movie 9 1/2 wks and had to have it..)...Soundstrem is good stuff, had their amps in the past also...I now have a ADS PQ10 running a pair of Focals but nothing compares to the old ADS 320i's IMHO...they still sell for full price on ebay after 20 yrs.delliott00 said:Mact is dead on. Power is worthless as most manufacturers manipulate the ratings. Its only relative within a particular brands product range.
However, current is the key. Current = clarity. Current makes your speakers responsive to changes in the sound material.
I have an old Soundstream Class A 50-2. Its 25watts. Its 15 years old. I'll put it up against any mass market 200w amp today. It has been moved from car to car and still sounds great. Nothing gives you the audio stage of a good class A amp with some stout discrete power supplies. Its stable down to .25 ohm. I once had 14 drivers on it, probably forcing it to around 500w total. Sounded great, and I won my IASCA class with it twice in my old Rx7. The founder of soundstream (Chris Dragon of Nak fame) gave it to me for selling so much of his stuff for him.
If you can find one on ebay, buy it. They mostly go for $300+. Its also small and light. So, its going in the Elise soon.