after reading the post about some of the Sunfire amps giving the impression of a little less power than oughta be.. it reminded me of my favorite bargain power/amp.
The Kenwood Basic M2a
2 channel, 35lbs, Dynamic Linear Drive (DLD),
220 x 2 amp (8 ohm) 350 (4 ohm)
350 Clean Watts Per Channel into 4 Ohms
It will bridge into 8ohms @ 700w
Guys, this is a powerhouse amp and is built like a tank. The fan on this thing is big enough for a small car ( not really, but it's freakin big ) It's not extremely powerful, but it puts down honest numbers and will put the power down at high volumes for long periods of time. I own one and I would buy another one in a heart beat.
The stats are very impressive for the money. I hate saying "for the money," but it's something we have to consider. Regardless of how much money you have, an intelligent thing to do is always find a good performance to price ratio, regardless.