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Sampson Amp

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Matthew*S, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. Matthew*S

    Matthew*S Auditioning

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    First time poster....I am about to purchase a 16-46CS+ SVS sub from a friend. Need suggestions on what amp to buy. Right now I am looking at getting the Sampson s-700 from the SVS site for 389$. This is about as high as I can afford to spend right now because I am about to upgrade both my receiver and all my speakers. Any suggestions on another amp or where to buy this amp for cheaper?
     
  2. Ned

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    There are some other amps with similar power and price but most of them are very noisy. SVS chose the Samson because it is quiet and good watts/$$$ ratio.
     
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    I purchased a B stock Samson S1500 from americanmusical.com for $379. It works great with my DIY Stryke HE15.2
     
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    I would suggest the samson s1000 for a cs+. The 700 just does not have enough power to justify a cs+. You should look on ebay. I found a brand new one for 300 shipped! Just a suggestion.

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    I just checked ebay for you you can "buy it now" a brand new s1000 for 339$. Thats a steal!! Just a little FYI

    Enjoy!!

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    Thanks for the info everybody.....Brian where did you find that on EBay, I can not seem to locate it.
     
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    If you can isolate the amp a little bit to help cut down the fan noise look for a crown, QSC, or crest amp. All are pro audio amps just like the samson, but all are of higher quality than the samson. The fan is a little louder though. However it may or may not bother you at all. I have a Crown CE1000 and while the fan is noticable, its not bothersome at all and its even in the open. If you had it behind a glass door you probably won't be able to hear it at all. My Crown cost me $399 at a local Guitar Center.
     

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