Which amp for Tempest?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John LaB, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. John LaB

    John LaB Agent

    Feb 10, 2001
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    I am going to build a SonoSub, not sure of my final design yet, but I am shopping for an amp.
    I was first going to try an older HK PA2100 that I have lying around. It is 65x2, bridgeable to 130x1, and 4 ohm stable. Rocks pretty well, always like the high current from the HK's.
    However, I not sure if that will be enough juice, besides, who cant use more power? [​IMG]
    I was thinking Samson S550, and using it in stereo mode, for 275W a channel into each voice coil, for a total of 550.
    But then, I saw this guy at parts express
    And, for $140, seems like a steal. 250W, 4ohm stable, with a remote for volume and crossover. The only thing is the 6db boost at 35hz, but that might be bypassable.
    What do you guys think? Buy the most power I can afford, or will 250W be satisfactory?
  2. Rich Kraus

    Rich Kraus Stunt Coordinator

    May 3, 2000
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    id rather have too big amp on a sub than a too small an amp. i use a 250w plate on two tempests, and its just about right for me, but had there been a bigger plate amp available at the time of my instalation (before i cut the holes in the wall) i would have opted for it to leave more headroom for EQ'ing.
    also my room is only 15X17, so i dont need quite as much oomph as some do to get the same SPL in the seats.
    'Till next time,
    Rich (the kite guy)
    My DIY audio page!
    Use your ashtray please, dont throw um on the street. thanks [​IMG]

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