New affordable 500 and 1000 watt plate amplifiers from PE...

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  1. Chad Kuypers

    Chad Kuypers Stunt Coordinator

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    Forgive me if somebody already posted this info. Parts Express has released several new high power yet affordable subwoofer plate amplifiers. The two that really caught my eye are the larger amplifiers.

    The first is a 540 watt subwoofer plate amplifier for under $300:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...D=124777&DID=7

    The second is a 1024 watt subwoofer plate amplifier for under $400:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...D=124775&DID=7


    Both amplifiers also feature a fully adjustable parametric EQ which can be adjusted from 80 to 18 Hz, +6 to -14.5 dB, with an adjustable Q value of .1 to 1. This is great news for folks who have a room mode that needs taming. It also means that you can set up boost or a rumble filter EXACTLY where you want it.

    It also features a 24 dB/octave low-pass crossover that is adjustable from 200 to 30 Hz. I am impressed that you can get all of this performance at this price. I will probably never use a pro amplifier again. I can't wait to throw one of the 1000+ versions on my Blueprint 1803. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kyle Richardson

    Kyle Richardson Screenwriter

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    They sound like nice amps for the price. I knew they were coming a long time ago but I havent seen them so I thought they had given up on them but it looks like they are finally here.
     
  3. Bob Kavanaugh

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    Those look nice. I can't wait for the wave of new DIY subs from those itching for more power. Hopefully now some used 250w plate amps will show up in the Hardware for Sale forum. [​IMG]
     
  4. Shawn Solar

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    What I like is the adjustable crossover goes down to 30hz. pretty nifty [​IMG]
     
  5. Joe Hsu

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    wow...so sweet [​IMG] But my super-sub will be at least another year off...my Tempest and 250W amp will do for now.
     
  6. Scott Simonian

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    This is great news indeed.

    Anyone already ordering some? Sounds like a great amp for a HE woofer, like the Tumult.
     
  7. Brian Bunge

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    I just want to find out if there's dealer pricing. Nothing on the wholesale site yet though. [​IMG]
     
  8. Rory Buszka

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    Tracking Down-Converter is a patented Bob Carver technology. Looks like Brett pretty much hit the nail on the head. The question is, will PE start carrying a woofer line that will take advantage of this? I would love for them to order some models from TC Sounds to market as Dayton. In the mean time, if any of you are particularly handy with Linkwitz Transform, I think Audio Liquidators still has some of the Blueprint "03"-series drivers left in stock, including the 10" 03 model that Blueprint never got to sell.
     
  9. Kyle Richardson

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    Brian, yes there is dealer pricing on their wholesale site, at least for me there is. [​IMG]

    Rory, in the extended description they describe their Titanic MkIII but nothing has been released as of today so we are left speculating.
     
  10. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    Hmmmm....
     
  11. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Supporting Actor

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    It looks like there's a whole slew of items on there, including a 100w plate amp (75w into 8 ohms) that would be great for a subwoofer based on a Dayton 8" woofer. Perhaps I will have to build that transmission line after all.
     
  12. Brian Bunge

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    Kyle,

    Ahhh, there they are![​IMG]
     
  13. Owen Bartley

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    I wonder if thats an introductory price or if they'll stay that cheap for a while. I'd love to do an AV-15 With one of these guys. But since I just built my Tempest a few months ago it won't be in the works for at least a year.

    Either way they look like a great deal.
     
  14. Geoff L

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    With PE's buying power it would be really sweet to see them hook up with one/some of the driver houses,TC-Sounds, etc.
    Bringing to the DIY public some SOTA 10-12-15 maybe even 18" drivers on board to make use of all this reasonabley priced power.

    Finally some bigger power with lotsa goodies to power up those mega x-max, Tumults, etc.

    So whos first to bring 1000-watts home & check it out for everyone?

    Geoff
     
  15. Kyle Richardson

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    Owen, I'm almost positive these are their standard prices.
     
  16. Jack Gilvey

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    Not sure if these have been posted yet, but there are some nice new subwoofer plate amps listed over at Parts Express, including this 1000w/4ohm model for $398. In addition to all that power, it's got a parametric eq with variable Q (.1 - 1), center freq. (18-80Hz), and boost/cut (-14.5 - +6dB). 24dB/oct. slope on the 30-200Hz low-pass crossover, too, which is useful. Seems like a really nice deal.

    Looks like some FR info. was just posted:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pdf/300-808response.pdf

    (Admin note - there was an older thread on the topic - now merged, but this news warrants a nudge for those who missed it last week)
     

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