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SVS subwoofer performance with Peavey, Crown or other "Pro"/"PA" amp? (1 Viewer)

Jeff_M

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In keeping with the SVS theme of lots of bass for (relatively) little cash, I will be purchasing an unpowered version of SVS's CS+ series subs. My question is what kind of performance can I expect out of a professional or DJ amplifier? I ask this because I have seen many high-wattage Peaveys and Crowns on ebay for reasonable prices. I realize that when power full range speakers, audiophile amps can sound significantly different than low $, cheesy watt-pushers. But in this case, we are talking about BASS. Pure and simply moving a lot of woofer, with lots of power and tight control. To make my question more specific and easier to grasp, what if I were to power 2 25-31CS+ subwoofers with a Peavey PA amp rated at 450X2 RMS @ 4ohms? Is this combination compatible? Will I get good, tight bass?
 

Juan Castillo

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May want to PM Gregg Loewen for first hand experience, as he is powering his two sonosubs with a Peavey amp.
 

jeff lam

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Crown amps are rated among the best in the PA world. I would take a crown over a Peavy, Mackie, Samson, etc. anyday.

The only amps that would come close are QSC, Crest, Ashley, and a few others.

Which Crown were you looking at?
 

Vince Maskeeper

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Or check the hardware archives, as Pro Amps were discussed to death for DIY sub builders (sonosubs, the birth of SVS).

-Vince
 

Tom Vodhanel

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>>>To make my question more specific and easier to grasp, what if I were to power 2 25-31CS+ subwoofers with a Peavey PA amp rated at 450X2 RMS @ 4ohms? Is this combination compatible? Will I get good, tight bass?
 

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