using 6th channel on amp for subwoofer?

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  1. Jeffrey Chin

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    this is regarding classe cav-150 6ch amp

    will 150w be powerful enough as the 6th ch for a sub?

    any thoughts appreciated
     
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    It would, of course, depend on the sub. But many subs would be driven to quite acceptable levels by 150w. I really don't know the specs on the Classe, though, to know what it has "in reserve."

    I believe the SVS guys have stated elsewhere that 150w will get solid performance out of their CS subs.

    Tom, Ron, are you out there?
     
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    I've used that much power on my Shiva and Tempest subs with great success. The SVS subs should rock with that much power as well since they too are pretty effiecent.
     
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    You should probably bridge 2 channels of the Classe to get 300w into 8ohm. If you have a 4 ohm sub, don't know if that means it will put out 600w.

    Generally, I wouldn't recommend using spare channel of amp for sub, since with LFE, there is unusual demand on power which might not be easily heard. The other channels would still have to be on par to able to not sound strained if it is producing loud sound, or still sound refined if isn't.
     

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