Year Sunfire amp made based on serial number?

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rah
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Year Sunfire amp made based on serial number?

Post by rah » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:01 pm

My brother has been talking to someone who has a Sunfire 300 x 2 for sale. I told him to ask what the first numbers of the serial number are to see when it was made. (I'm assuming the first two numbers are the year made - my old 300 x 2 was "95..." and my 600 x 2 is "97...") .

The owner said the first three digits are "000".

Were 300 x 2's made in 2000? When did 300 x 2's stop being made and 325 x 2's start being made?

Anyone know if based on the "000" serial number if it was in fact made in 2000 and if it is a 300 x 2 or a 325 x 2?

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Re: Year Sunfire amp made based on serial number?

Post by elgrau » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:39 pm

Mine starts with 95....so I guess 00 could mean 2000 as I'm sure 9500000 of em were not made.... :?
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Re: Year Sunfire amp made based on serial number?

Post by jjptkd » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:32 pm

The first two numbers are the year, the second two are the month. The change over from Series I to Series II was around mid '01 but I've seen several earlier year amps that were Series II without the markings and several later year Series I amplifiers. Pretty much from '00-'02 it could be either one. :?
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Re: Year Sunfire amp made based on serial number?

Post by rah » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:06 pm

jjptkd wrote:The first two numbers are the year, the second two are the month. The change over from Series I to Series II was around mid '01 but I've seen several earlier year amps that were Series II without the markings and several later year Series I amplifiers. Pretty much from '00-'02 it could be either one. :?
Thanks jjptkd.
My office (and only) system:
Sunfire Ultimate Receiver (thanks jjptkd!)
Sunfire Theater Grand Processor (with original remote!)
Carver TD-1770
Klipsch Chorus II's
Sony CA70ES 5-disc changer
Sony SACD 5-disc changer

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