What amp to drive a Tempest?

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  1. James~P

    James~P Stunt Coordinator

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    i'm building a Tempest based sonotube sub, what amp should i power it with? cheaper the better.
     
  2. Craig Woodhall

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    depends on the enclosure, and budget of course.
     
  3. Dave Milne

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    I think a number of people have had good results with the 250-watt PE plate amp (about $120) or the more-powerful Rhythmic (sp?) which is also still under $200, I believe. Plate amps are a bit of a pain to mount to a sonotube, but it can be done... or you can build a stand-alone box for the amp.

    A used stereo amp or even a receiver also works well, assuming your AV receiver or pre-pro has built in crossover. I'd look for at least 300 watts total. I'm currently running a second-hand Adcom 555 (600 watts bridged) for one of my subs (not a Tempest) that I picked up for $300.
     
  4. David Giesbrecht

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    Pro sound amps work well and can be had for fairly low bucks, A tempest can handle quite a bit of power so anything between 300-700 watts is good even for sealed alignments. Check out QSC amps at parts express an RMX 850 bridge into one Tempest would work well and have good headroom and $300 is a pretty attractive price.
     
  5. James~P

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  6. David Giesbrecht

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    That crown looks killer should work well.

    good luck
     

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