Plate amp or regular amp for HT sub?

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  1. RobLJ

    RobLJ Stunt Coordinator

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    Obviously a plate amp makes it a stand-alone unit. But the enclosure will be easier to build w/o having to mount up the plate amp. Also, what's a good regular sub amp
     
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    I use a Behringer EP-2500 pro amp. It's capable of 2,400w bridged into 4ohms. Not bad for $299 shipped from most online music stores.

    Nady, QSC, Carvin and Crown all make good-great amps. Just buy what your budget allows.

    -Robert
     
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    Parts Express also carries two Bash plate amps - 300W and 500W. The SVS subs use a Bash amp of some sort in them.
     
  4. Chris Tsutsui

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    Plate Amps are pretty cheap. Plus to make a hole in the enclosure you just use a Jigsaw. Even a $20 black & decker model can make a square cut if you just predrill a hole.

    I like working with plate amps because you don't need a speaker terminal or speaker wire, just connect plate amp wire to driver. heh

    A standalone amp would probably be better though... Box is stronger without amp mounted in it. More upgrade friendly... just more costly.
     

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