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Old 25th January 2004, 05:11 AM   #1
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Default external amp for subwoofer

I think I'm going to build a subwoofer that uses an external amp in conjunction with a Richter Scale that I have laying around. Can you suggest an amp in the, oh, 200-300 watt range (8 ohm load)? -- or tell me where to look? I've googled, but I don't find much.

[I know this is a DIY forum, and I am not planning to build the amp, but I AM planning to build the subwoofer, so I hope that counts.]
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how much are you looking to spend on the amp?
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http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=300-806


...or find a decent used Adcom GFA-555II off of eBay and run it in bridged mode.
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250W/8R for only $159.95

About half the cost of the PE amp, and a better signal-to-noise ratio too.

http://www.apexjr.com/Apexsenior.htm
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how much are you looking to spend on the amp?
Oh, I don't know. Maybe $100 to $300.
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250W/8R for only $159.95

About half the cost of the PE amp, and a better signal-to-noise ratio too.

http://www.apexjr.com/Apexsenior.htm
There are scads of plate amps. I'm looking for an external amp.
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this is on the upper-end of your price range, but its a great amp for the price. into an 8-ohm load bridged it will do around 250 watts.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...D=121162&DID=7
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