SVS Sub--good problem to have?

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  1. CollinMorphew

    CollinMorphew Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently bought an SVS 20-39 from a HTF member--love those classifieds. Anyway, it has to be amped externally. I really don't won't to spend the money right now to buy another amp--the STBSOWOAR (soon to be significant other waiting on a ring--how about that for a new acronym) rolls the eyes for speaker wire after she sees all the stuff I already bought. Anyway, I have a amps but none are bridgeable. What I'm basically left with is a single channel of an ADCOM 545 which is 100 watts. My question(s) is this going to give me anything? Am I better off just using the Sony SW40 powered until I can get a seperate amp for the SVS? I really just want the most out of the SVS with what I have but I don't want to cheat myself on what I could get. Any suggestions or ideas are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jim J

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    should do you fine until you can upgrade. You may not be getting the most out the SVS, but it should easily surpass the sony, at least in extension

    I used a receiver channel with pretty nice results for a while.

    good luck
     
  3. CollinMorphew

    CollinMorphew Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the help. So I could run the sub out of the receiver to the amp and use regular speaker from the amp to the sub and get pretty good results?
     
  4. Craig Woodhall

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    bingo
     
  5. Frank Carter

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    I helped my brother build a 16-46 clone(16-50 by SVS spec) with the SVS drivers everyone was unloading here. We tried it with an AudioSource Amp5.1 (100w, also for sale in the classifieds[​IMG]). We measured peaks over 110 db so I'm sure you'll be more than satisfied with what it can do with a small amount of power. We also tried a Yamaha HTR-5250 which also gave quite an admirable performance, but the Audiosource was noticeably better.
    Oh yeah, the SVS will stomp all over the Sony with that 100 watts.
     

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