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Plate amp or regular amp for HT sub?

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   RobLJ


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Posted July 21 2006 - 09:53 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted July 21 2006 - 09:59 AM

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.


#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Scott Sabin

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Posted August 03 2006 - 08:28 AM

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

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Chris Tsutsui

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Posted August 08 2006 - 08:09 AM

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.