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Need new amp for passive subs

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Keith Mickunas

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Posted November 16 2007 - 06:45 PM

I have a pair of SVS 16-46CS+ subs that I've been running off a Samson S1000 amp for the past 5 years. Well tonight I noticed that the amp was indicating the protection circuit was tripped for one of the amps and power is definitely not being sent to the sub. I removed all connections to the amp and that didn't change anything, so I'm assuming it's dead, and it's well out of warranty. I sent an e-mail to SVS to see what they recommend, but I figured I should go ahead and get some recommendations for a replacement amp. I've seen the Behringer EP1500 (450 watts RMS @ 4 ohms per channel)and EP2500 (750 watts RMS @ 4 ohms per channel) for what seem like really cheap prices at J&R and Partsexpress.com. Anybody have any other suggestions? I have yet to find any Samson amps being sold by someone I'm familiar with.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   JohnRice


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Posted November 16 2007 - 07:08 PM

Is it a circuit breaker type circuit? If so, did you push it back and see if that fixed it?

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Posted November 17 2007 - 03:01 AM

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Keith Mickunas

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Posted November 17 2007 - 04:24 AM

Well it'll be in another room, so no big deal there. There's enough other stuff on the rack making noise I doubt it would make a difference.

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