Where can I get a sub amp???

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  1. Travis G.

    Travis G. Auditioning

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    Where can I get a powerfull quality amp for a reasonable price? I'm looking for a 600 watt home subwoofer amp for about $700 and under.
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    600 watts total? 600 watts per channel? 600 watts bridged?
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    Gee you could get a pretty powerful amp with $700. I was looking for that much power, hoping for under $300(wont happen [​IMG]). 600w a channel? i dunno about that, but total power it could be done easily with 700 dollars
     
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    You can pick up a Crown CE-2000 for around $600 if you look around.
    660W per channel into 4 ohms
    400W per channel into 8 ohms
    1950W bridged into 4 ohms
    1320W bridged into 8 ohms
     
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    Agreed on the Crown idea. Many people are beginning to understand the power of a "professional" piece for subwoofer amplification, which does not require as much in terms of sonic quality as your mids and highs' amplifiers. My roommate and I have three Crown K2s that absolutely thunder the room. I have used both the CE1000 and CE2000 and find them the perfect bass solution for that price range. And they'll just run and run and run forever.
     
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    OMG! 3 K2s??! thats a lotta power! Anyone know the best place to get a new/used CE1000 for $300 or under? And how much power does it have? I would go with the CE2000 but the $600 pricetag is throwin me off.
     
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    Are you sure you put that in right? I get a error, and a "site doesnt exist" from the host.
     
  8. Travis G.

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    I should have been more specific in my original post. I'm looking for a raw home subwoofer amp.
     
  9. Vince Maskeeper

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    Travis,
    What is a "raw home subwoofer amp"? Forgive my ignorance, but I've been working with amplifiers for going on 10 years and have never heard this particular distinction.
    Are you looking for a plate style amp, like the kind you find on commercial home subwoofer enclosures?
    Are you looking for an outboard professional style amplifier, like most folks around here use?
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    Well Vince, I want to build a Shiva subwoofer. It will have 1 Avitar Shiva 12" speaker so I only need 600 watts total. It doesn't matter a lot if it's meant to go on a rack or mounted on the box. I want an amp that puts off a pretty clean signal because I tend to push them hard and I don't want to burn up my speaker.
     
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    Jim Jones, I clicked on both your links, and both times an ad page came up from a company selling web sites. What is the amp manufacturer you are recommending?
     
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    I value and respect Vince's opinion but bought a used Peavy CS 800 amp for $300 (somewhat against his advice) to drive my dual shiva sonotube. This amp gives more than enough power to fill my 24x34 HT room and the price was great!!. If you dont really need a high quality amp to powere a sub then why get one??
    I got mine from ugbm.com I called them for info and they gave excellent CS support.
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