Originally Posted by blah450
Originally Posted by doublewing11
When you include shipping, my number is dead on with the information given to me at time of posting. With price variations.........inevitably there are some design differences which warrant price difference, but over performance..........both amps come from same lineage.
doublewing...the IPR2 Group Buy, run by PDX this past December to January, had the 7500 at $650 plus shipping...with a minimum of six amps ordered
Not saying you did, but obviously, if someone was within close enough distance to be able to pick up the IPR2 amp from PDX with no additional shipping, they would not include shipping in an apple-to-apple, broad-sweeping price comparison of the two amps since that lack of shipping opportunity is not usually available to most.
Having established that, let's say someone could get one 7500
close to that price now, say 670 plus shipping. If the best you
can do on a 7.5 is $300 over that, so be it. I would ask anyone in that camp to PM me to further discuss pricing...
However, since I know I was kind enough to recently give you pricing on the Pro-LITE 7.5, if you have a source from where a new, factory-sealed, A-stock, with 5-year warranty IPR2 7500 can be consistently ordered a single unit at a time for $300 less (with shipping or without) than the Pro-LITE 7.5 price I gave you, please let us know where and whom to speak to.
Now, beside the Crest pricing I gave you, I have no way of knowing what price information you were working with at the exact
time of your posting...it is what it is, and I certainly do not wish, and can not, take issue with that.
As far as the lineage between the two amps, it is shared for sure. They share a good number of attributes, but as I have said, the amp engineer that designed them has indicated there are performance and hardware differences...and not necessarily in terms of output.
Of course, much like yourself, AVS Forum members must decide if differences between amps warrant any price difference.I would maintain that any forum member interested in ordering a Crest Pro-LITE 7.5 (or other Crest amp) can send me a PM to discuss the additional features the Pro-LITEs have over the IPR2s, as well as pricing, and make their own decision on whether the price difference between the two amps is truly what you have communicated above.
I know I have communicated with several folks so far who seem to feel it is worth it.
If I have misrepresented something or you would like to discuss this further, let's cordially continue via PM, sir.
These amps are impressive and pair extremely well with the UXL18 drivers as well as many other subs.