Powering a nonpowerd sub 1st post of many

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JeremySpoke, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. JeremySpoke

    JeremySpoke Auditioning

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    Allow me to introduce myself:
    I'm Jeremy. Recently I was involved in a terrible car accident in which i totaled my WRX. I have decided to use my insurance money to finish my basement and turn it into a home theater. I am using a Sony VVega 36", undecided so far on my reciever, and Wharfedale Emerald / Diamonds all the way around (5 channels). Now here's my question:

    I was able to salvage my JL Audio 10w0 (in a specially tuned JL bandpass box) and desperatly want to use this as my sub in my HT. But I need to power it.

    I have an extra reciever, but I dont want to deal with constant volume adjustment, and its a bit underpowered. Should I rule this out?

    Why are AC/DC converters considered so bad? I have only heard negitave things about rigging up a car amp in a home setting, so I plan to avoid this, but I would still like to know why its bad.

    Last, where can I find a decent amp (mono 150-200 watt would be excellant)? Exploring e-bay, all the items seem to be either antiques (with antique prices) or very high end equipment (+$2500). This is how I want to go, but I need some advice on some brands and models to get me started.

    Any and all advice on any topic I have mentioned (or have faid to) will be greatfully thanked. I like the atmosphere of this board, and look foward to your advice

    TIA
    jeremy
     
  2. JeremySpoke

    JeremySpoke Auditioning

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    umm, anyone?

    bump?
     
  3. GregLee

    GregLee Stunt Coordinator

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    I recall seeing a sub plate amp for $80 at Parts Express a few weeks ago.
     
  4. JeremySpoke

    JeremySpoke Auditioning

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    I'm not a big fan of these plate amps most here would suggest- I tend towards professional sound reinforcement products. You could pickup any number of excellent professional stereo amplifiers (that can be bridged to mono for more power output) for the $250-$400 price range. On the cheap end: Peavey, Mackie, QSC's RMX line, Crown's CE line-- and then for slightly better stuff see the Ashly, Better QSC and Crown stuff.

    I use Ashly FTX-2001 in my HT, its a powerhouse amplifier that sounds great and is even THX certified for theater use. I see them all the time for $300-350. Put out like 1100 watts bridged to mono.

    -Vince
     
  6. JeremySpoke

    JeremySpoke Auditioning

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    1100 watts is about 6 times what i need [​IMG]
    I ordered the plate amp from parts express... ill see how it works out. after speaking with a friend who went to school for electronics, ive learned that AC/DC conversion is not only bad for tha amp, but could be deadly for the sub as well. That I'm not in the mood to risk. Thanks all around.
     

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