Want to build a Class D monoblock Car amp - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Class D

Class D Switching Power Amplifiers and Power D/A conversion

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th August 2009, 06:35 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Default Want to build a Class D monoblock Car amp

Well, it is pretty much simple from the title.

I would like to build a monoblock car amp that would output about 1000-1100 watts rms at 1 or 4 ohms. Is this possible and would I get started?

I really love doing DIY projects, and I figure why not an amp? I am savy with electronics, soldering and all that but do not have a lot of experience in complex circuitry such as an auto amp.

are there any kits or things like this because i have searched for days without any luck. I am willing to spend up to $200. or should i just buy a commercial amp? the thing is it is much more cost effective to build it myself and i love the learning experience.

any suggestions? thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2009, 11:02 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
anyone?
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2009, 12:35 AM   #3
luka is offline luka  Slovenia
diyAudio Member
 
luka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: in Slovenia :)
Send a message via Skype™ to luka
there are some kits, but I not sure that any 1R stabil, 2 and 4 is out there
making it yourself...will take you so much time you don't want, its very hard to make something work right at that power and load impedance, not for beginers

And price could be an issue here too, am not sure if it is not better to buy one already made for this

for kits, look 41Hz.com or similar
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2009, 12:36 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
theAnonymous1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Anonymityville
I suggest just buying an amp.

The power supply for an ampler in that power range needs to be very robust and will be difficult if not impossible for an inexperienced person to build.

$200 can get you a ridiculously powerful amp these days, just look around and try to stay away from local rip-off shops.

Here are good examples of what $200 can get you (even though they are refurbs).......

http://cgi.ebay.com/HIFONICS-BXi1606...d=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com/US-AMPS-XT4000D-...d=p3286.c0.m14

Last edited by theAnonymous1; 29th August 2009 at 12:44 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2009, 06:19 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
thx for your responses guys, good to know

i will come back to this site though if i would go ahead and try to build a new receiver/amp for my ht system. thx to all
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2009, 06:37 AM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
actually, i was looking at this amp kit from 41hz

http://www.41hz.com/shop/item.asp?catid=16&itemid=42

how many watts would this give me? it says it supplys at least 2x30A (outputs i guess)? meaning 60 A at 12v = 720w max? right?

well obviously it will distort at peak levels but i could use 2 of em in tandem, 1 for each 500w rms sub?

would this work? it just does not say what the input and output voltages are.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2009, 07:22 AM   #7
luka is offline luka  Slovenia
diyAudio Member
 
luka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: in Slovenia :)
Send a message via Skype™ to luka
I would you AMP2 or AMP7
Amp2 is 2x 450w into 4R @ +/-60v
Amp7 is 2x 900w into 2R @ +/-60v

Both are GREAT, amp7 is better it also has 3oz CU pcb!

AMP2
Click the image to open in full size.

AMP7

Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2009, 05:25 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
theAnonymous1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Anonymityville
Quote:
Originally Posted by gexamb View Post
actually, i was looking at this amp kit from 41hz

http://www.41hz.com/shop/item.asp?catid=16&itemid=42

how many watts would this give me? it says it supplys at least 2x30A (outputs i guess)? meaning 60 A at 12v = 720w max? right?

well obviously it will distort at peak levels but i could use 2 of em in tandem, 1 for each 500w rms sub?

would this work? it just does not say what the input and output voltages are.
That is just half of what a car amp is.

Where will you get a switching power supply to power this amp kit? How will you build the case/heatsink?
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th August 2009, 05:56 AM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
well i would need a gain control, remote if possible, mosfet power supply, maybe some crossovers/filters, i can make the case/heatsink out of aluminum from my old amp, actually i can use old cadence amp's case (and maybe even power supply?) for this build, here is what my old amp looks like (nice solid alum (alloy?) heatsinks)

http://www.lvg.lt/manager/image/Cade...f/txa1000d.jpg

ill post some internal shots tomorrow morning. maybe i can use the add-ons like the crossovers/filters and whatnots from my old amp and integrate it with the amp7 kit?

btw the amp 7 kit is 900w x2 (2 channels right?) would it be stable at 4ohms and how many watts would it be at 4 ohms?

thx guys
  Reply With Quote
Old 31st August 2009, 07:58 AM   #10
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
i was looking at the amp7 kit description and it says now they offer it with a PS so that would take care of that.

I really would like to start a project like this, so I would like to know exactly what I would need besides the kit to get this to work with 2 500w rms subs at either 1R or 4R side by side in a sealed box. the configurations for these subs allow me only to set it at 1R or 4R.

I will post pics of my older amp to show you guys what the case looks like and if that case can be used to build this kit in.

I would also need a remote gain control, rca inputs, a possible subsonic filter, and also a crossover filter.

thank you to all that have helped me out so far.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6W, Class A, hopefully something I can build. :D keantoken Solid State 96 27th January 2011 11:28 AM
Modify & build out (2) Western Electric 300B / 2A3 Hammond monoblock amps & UTC LS-5 quality sound Tubes / Valves 0 9th May 2009 03:59 PM
Class-A Monoblock Amplifier Chassis (qty 2) tstrafford Swap Meet 8 14th February 2009 05:19 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:11 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2