which amp for passive subwoofer

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  1. Sam Robertson

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    if one was to purchase an svs passive subwoofer, can someone recommend an amp (other than the ones listed on the svs website)

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    sam
     
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    Depends on your budget and what level of equipment you are shooting for? And how much power is recomended for the SVS? Adcom makes a nice beefy amp for the money with a toridal transformer, and there is also Rotel. If you want something that is really got guts and something you can use for uping the anty on your system. I would recomend the CineNova Earthquake amp (www.earthquakesound.com). It would be more helpful if you could let us know what the power handling is on that SVS and what your budget is [​IMG]
     
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    http://www.poweralley.com/rmx850.htm

    300 watts per channel into 4 ohms (perfect for dual CS), or bridged one channel at 850 watts into 4 ohms (a bit much for a CS-Plus or Ultra, but just calibrate and use common sense).
     
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    i only want to spend like < 200 on it.
     
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    With that kind of budget i would look at Rythmik Audio plate amp (350watts)or the Fidek pro amp (300wpc)at mcm electronics.
     
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    Less than $200? That means you'll have to look at used stuff, but either way, I would definitely go with a pro amp, NOT a home audio amp. Crown XLS series should be a nice fit.
     
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    If you really need something that cheap, I second the Crown XLS suggestion. A XLS 202 bridged would give you 500w into 4ohms, thats a lot of power, prolly more that you need, but headroom is always a good thing.
     

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