How do we like SVS with Amp xxx

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  1. Jim J

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    I see this $99 deal at parts express 270 watts into 4ohm.

    I know it is a plate amp, so I'd need to build a little enclosure for it.

    Will this drive an unpowered SVS well?

    I'm thinking 22-31CS or maybe busting my budget for a 20-39CS+

    What minimum power to bring to a CS+ party?

    What other budget amp options to drive one of these babies?

    thanks in advance
     
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    I was thinking of getting this amp myself for my 25-31cs and I hope someone here had their cs paired up with it and give us some info.
     
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    I have used this amp with very good results...it is a solid unit. Just be sure there is no *bass boost* on it(I think PE will disable that for you for no cost now though).

    At $99, it is a very nice buy and matched with the 369 25-31cs...that's a heck of a subwoofer package for $468.

    If you plan on using this amp long term(a year or two)...I would stick with the CS series. To realize most of the performance benefits with the CS+ will require more than the 275w this amp is rated at. But going with a CS+ now gives you an easy upgrade path down the road if you see a great deal on a more powerful amp(like the $179 375w plate amp at MCM?).

    TV
     
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    This amp should give you similar performance to the old PC subs. It's an excellent amp! And at this price it's a steal.
     
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    I run the PE 250 with my original 20*39, with a crazy house curve to boot. Works great, but I am always looking for something to stack in the rack. Phenomenal deal for the money.
     
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    So, what I read here

    Something in this power range will work nicely for the CS series.

    It will also do *ok* for a CS+, but best results will be obtained when you get well into the 300s for power.

    Interesting.

    Darn, the MCM site is a bitch to navigate!

    Anything to stay away from (cosmetics not withstanding!) ?

    Gemini

    Pyle

    SAE

    AudioSource

    QSC

    thanks everyone.
     
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    Jim J,

    Tom V turned me on to the 375w MCM amp that he mentioned to you and I feel it has plenty of power for my CS+. The first one I had ended up being defective but it was promptly and courteously replaced by MCM.

    My only question with this amp is that apparently, from other threads, it has bass boost enabled. Once I get some more time with it I will be looking into getting rid of that.

    BTW, I used coupon code OC24 to get a 10% discount from them (back in March). Since then I have seen OC27 for a 5% discount; don't know if either is still valid.

    Hope this helps.

    Tom R
     
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    Was the plate amp deal a daily special? I had jury duty yesterday and may have missed out. Looked around on the partsexpress site and couldn't find the deal you guys are talking about. Got a link?
     
  9. Jim J

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    Johnny,

    yes that was a special that ended yesterday (4/29) at $135 or 140 now, it is still a pretty good deal.

    My you-know-what is starting to hurt from sitting on this fence...
     
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    tom,

    let us know what you learn re: bass boost.

    Where did you put it (the amp)?
     
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    Jim J,
    Will do. In the meantime, you might browse through this thread on the same topic, I think the amp I have is almost identical to Stryke Audio's AMP-350 and the P-E 350w amp.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=61552
    You asked where I put the amp. I built a "very" temporary box for it out of 1x8 pine and stuck it out of sight in the corner behind the sub. Hopefully my son will help me this summer build a nice box for it, but I would still keep it pretty much out of sight (don't need the remote control function that it has).
    Tom R
     
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    How about these Carver Cubes I see a slew of on ebay

    from what I read in the auctions, these put out 400watts ??
     
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    On those Carvers - one is rumored to be better than the others. They come three ways..400, 400a and the 400t. I think the t was the more reliable one.

    And they are rated mono bridged into 8 ohms only. Run the 4 ohm SVS at your own risk.

    They are tempting, though!
     

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