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Old 4th August 2007, 07:27 PM   #1
weaponx is offline weaponx  United States
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Hey everyone. New here and new to the hobby. I am interested in building an amp for my 12" woofers on my surround sound unit. Can I build one that goes after the surround sound and before the speaker? I am new so give me a break. Just kick me in the right direction and I will do lots of reading.

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Old 4th August 2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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Welcome weaponx!

I am not sure a sub-amp is good way to start of. I would suggest something smaller (maybe a chipamp) before you move on to the bigger things. You will find a lot of good advice, people and projects here, I can assure you.
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Old 4th August 2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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A passively biamp is kinda what I had in mind. Out of Receiver via speaker outs to passive?? amp to speakers (3-way) or even by pass to 12's. Is that what a chip amp is for??
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Old 5th August 2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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The chipamp I had in mind is more of a semi-complete power amplifier that only needs a few external components to make a complete amp. These however does not provide the power necessary for subwoofers but they will perform very well with smaller speakers and give you a good insight in amplifiers and how they work. After that you can build bigger amps with discrete semiconductors.

One chipamp I have tried myself is the LM3886 that you will find tons of information about here on the forum. I think it's a great little amplifier with plenty of power for small speakers.
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Old 7th August 2007, 05:30 PM   #5
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