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HW 300 vs RF300 amps

Can anyone tell me if and why the new HW 300 amp would be worth the double price over the RF300 ?

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Heres the specs on the R/F
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROCKFORD-FOS...item4d088ded69

and heres the specs on the Hawg-Wired
http://hawg-wired.com/product_info.p...h/24/pPath/185


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Ask me in a couple of weeks, right now I have 2 RF 300x2 amps and I'm replacing them with the HWs. BTW the RFs are great, and for the price I doubt if they can be beat, I had HW before and really liked them a lot, and now with the new features, I figured I would go with them again.

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Re: HW 300 vs RF300 amps

Interested in selling those dbell? Pm me if so. Thanks

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maybe because they're just made for bikes??

instead of mass produced

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you might also want to consider the J&M ROKKER series amps ,,,,, see http://www.jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=45 ,,,,,

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Re: HW 300 vs RF300 amps

Hawg Wired &Rockford Fosgate keep coming up along w ARC and JL audio as the tops in MC and car amps. I called a automotive stereo store recently who have been in business for 31 years and that's what they said they recommend. They put systems in some of the Tennessee Titans bikes. They said you get what you pay for. They also mentioned magnet size as a factor in the performance of a speaker. One Co. uses a lightweight neodyne magnet claiming it helps in the stability of the speaker. The owner of the Co. that recommended RF etc laughed and said that is BS that it is cheaper to build a speaker that way and named the Co by name claiming riders come in looking to listen to their crap and he said he wouldn't sell it. It would ruin his reputation. He said you get what you pay for. He liked Focal Polk Hertz and RF spkrs. Alpine too

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PBR300x2 is a great little amp, fit, very powerful, quiet and clean depending on the nature of your input voltage, which could be said of any amp.

Rockford game changer - kinda the catalyst for Hawg Wired woodshedding so hard over this last year to get their end user costs more in line.

People were just walking away, when a single amp was $800

A year later, a hawg wired amp with the same power specs, is less than half their previous cost, RS $400 retail, CS $300 retail

Worth the extra money? if it's not an issue

Twice as good? maybe, but micro economics are trending back towards the smaller companies, I will buy, sell and recommend hawg-wired in the future
without any question a high caliber company

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Hawg Wireds are made in America. Almost all others :in China. Also Watts of an amp don't necessarily mean they're better than an amp w less Watts. If you have "dirty" power it wont play as loud or have the quality of an amp w less Watts but cleaner Watts. It basically comes down to the quality of the transformer and the metals used in connecting the inner components. Silver or gold vs copper or a composite metal


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I still stand by my statement about input signal quality and pre-amp biasing

I don't think there is one magic bullet in the mix, tin is also a very sought after metal.

If anyone purchases a PBR300x2, they will more than likely be pleasantly surprised with the overall, quietness and performance of the transformer free design

Rockford is a Phoenix, AZ or Mesa, AZ company, most companies didn't have a choice about manufacturing migration, most are bringing stuff back.

In the mean time, those US manufacturing spaces have been sold, resold, reworked, torn down, abandoned, put on hold, valued out to nothing basically so restarting those businesses stateside should cost much less overall than previously.

this whole deal with china, not good for us, and everyone knew it in advance, but it happened anyways

buying hawg-wired won't really boost the US economy, but it does help with a winning mindset going forward, obviously, we are all on here with Harley's for a reason.

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