FS: Optimus sub, 150w sub amp, RCA SA-155 mini-stereo amp.

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  1. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    **PRICE DROP**

    Okay. Here is what I'm looking to sell. It's basically a very, very cheap powered subwoofer. I'm looking to get $100 $80 for all three pieces of equipment (preferrably a local sale in Central Texas). If you're interested in a very cheap powered sub, keep reading. Otherwise, save yourself five minutes.

    Here are some reviews of the Optimus (Radio Shack) SW-12 passive 12" subwoofer. BTW, it does sound much, much better with the port plugged.
    http://www.audioreview.com/Subwoofer...6_2741crx.aspx

    Here are two reviews of the sub amp (the Steve from Austin is me, so you can take that with a grain of salt).
    http://www.audioreview.com/Amplifier...8_1583crx.aspx

    And here is some info on the RCA mini-stereo amplifier. BTW, this is the same mini-amp that lots of SVSers were using before they came up with their black box when the pro amps were having gain problems from certain receivers (Onkyo's?).

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=31%2D5000

    The subwoofer I picked up years ago after reading a good review of it in Home Theater magazine when they reviewed an all-RatShack setup. They liked the sub a lot. They also like the speakers with the Lineaum (sp?) tweeters a bunch, too. Paid $100 new from RatShack (150 regular, but on sale every other month).

    Anyway, I then wanted to get more oomph out of the sub, so I got the sub amp from J&R for $160 (if only I knew about plate amps back then). It's 150w into a four-ohm load, but the main problem with it is that it just has speaker level inputs and outputs. So you're supposed to hook it up with the L&R speakers going to the sub, and then the speaker level outputs go to the L&R speakers. What I did was hooked up the A speaker to the fronts and the B speaker output to the sub since my Technics receiver had A and B speaker outs.

    The sub's internal crossover and the amp's internal crossover are both around 200Hz. Way too high. So when I got my SVS sub, I wanted to just send 80Hz and down to the sub. Enter the RCA mini-stereo "amp." I send the line level sub out from the receiver into the amp, the speaker level out into the sub amp, and the sub amp powers the sub. Voila, 80Hz and down to the sub (60, 80, or 100Hz, actually, as those are the options on my Denon 2802).

    Anyway, I'm looking to sell all of this to get some scratch together for a plate amp. So, anyone want a decent little $100 $80 powered sub?

    Steve
     
  2. Luis C. Ortiz

    Luis C. Ortiz Stunt Coordinator

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    I'll give you $35 for the sub amp, please shot me an e-mail either way, thanks.

    Luis
     
  3. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    Bump with price changes.

    YGM, Luis.

    I'm still looking to sell all three together (hopefully locally) for $80. If I were to have a couple of folks interested in 2 or more of the items, I'd be willing to split them up.

    Individual pricing would be $45 for the amp, $20 for the mini stereo amp, $25 for the sub. Prices do not include shipping. Thanks.

    Steve

    P.S. I really don't think another $80 powered sub would even be close to this combo (save a Sony SA-WM40 if you can find one at that price). Other advantage is you can use the sub amp if upgrading to a passive sub (SVS, DIY Tempest, et cetera). Okay...end of my sales pitch [​IMG].
     
  4. Steve Stogel

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    Bumpola.

    C'mon now. Someone must need an inexpensive 150w sub amp. I'd now be willing to sell the sub amp with the mini amp for $60 plus shipping. Should be about $15 in the 48 connected states, so $75 for a 150w sub amp. Anybody? I'd rather not ship the sub, as that would increase shipping quite a bit. BTW, here is a picture of an identical sub that was sold on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...gory=3275&rd=1).

    Any interest?

    Steve
     
  5. steve nn

    steve nn Cinematographer

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    I'm tempted but I think (duel) subs might be my answer.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve Stogel

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    I love it when guys have a sense of humor. Most people aren't going to get your post (inside joke), but I loved it.

    Steve
     
  7. steve nn

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    A little humor is good for the soul between HT brothers. I thought you might find that a little entertaining and it brought your Thread back up to the top. Look at how I spelled Brian's last name in my reply in the other Thread.:wink:
     
  8. fredjensen

    fredjensen Auditioning

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    I need a small power-amp to power speakers...how much...model...and could you ship monday to scottsdale, az 85262?

    thank You,
    Fred

    paypal...some how or collect or???
     

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