1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Plate amp or regular amp for HT sub?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by RobLJ, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. RobLJ

    RobLJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  2. Robert_J

    Robert_J Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2000
    Messages:
    8,264
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Real Name:
    Robert
    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
     
  3. Scott Sabin

    Scott Sabin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Chris Tsutsui Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Messages:
    1,869
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     

Share This Page