Built in plate amp question

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Stuart.C, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Stuart.C

    Stuart.C Auditioning

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm planning to build two Shiva vented 142.5 sub's over the holiday's with my friend. (he has the tools and work shop, I do the research).

    My question is; when building the plate amp into the enclosure do you have to seal off the amp on the inside (boxed in) to maintain "air tight" (except for the port) nature of the sub?

    I've looked at lots of the constuction photo's on this site, but none seem to show the back side of the amp mounting.

    The amp I'm using is the CSS Sub250RF, very similar to the Parts Express 300-793.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jordan_Brulotte

    Jordan_Brulotte Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe that as long as the seal between the amp and you cabinet is good, then nothing else is needed. This how my amp is mounted. I think most plate amps will have a sealant on the inside around all the connectors, such as rca inputs and power. My tempest cabinet has no air leaks from the amp.

    Oh and on a more direct note I used the same amp that your are looking to pickup
     
  3. Mattak

    Mattak Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2003
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    0
    The amps from PE have a foam seal.
     

Share This Page