Sub amp, which would you suggest?

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  1. Tim Milligan

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    I am building my own enclosure and I have the driver that I am going to use. All I need now is a good amp to push the sub. I know alot about car audio and I install systems all the time, but I can tell home audio is a totally different beast. I know what companies to go to for mono block power amps in car audio, but I have no clue where to look for a high output amp for the home... So can you help me? Here is what I have:

    I am going to use a subwoofer that I had in a SUV a few months back. It is a Resonant Engineering HC 18" driver. I will be making a ported box for it tuned to mid to high 20's. I don't know exactly how big of a box to make so far, but that is for a different thread...

    The sub is rated at 1500 watts RMS, but I know with a rather large box it can be pushed to xmax with half that. So what model amps should I look at that put out between 800-1000 watts? Also I need it to be on the cheaper side (300-450.)

    Any suggestions? Or is this going to be overkill?

    Thanks
     
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    No input?
     
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    All the really high-powered amps are pirated from the pro audio world, brands like QSC, Crown, Behringer, Mackie, etc. However, unless your driver/alignment is exceedingly inefficient, you really don’t need anything on the order of 800-100 watts. People don’t listen to home theater at 140dB.

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    Aye, but I like to listen to music also. A little headroom never hurt anyone either [​IMG]
     
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    Hey thanks alot, looks like I am going with the behringer.
     

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