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Old 16th March 2006, 05:04 AM   #1
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Default Is this "el cheapo" Velleman100wRMS kit good enough for a subwoofer amp?

While searching through an electonics kit store, I found quite a deal on a simple solid-state amplifier. It's probbably not amazing, but would it be good enough to use as a subwoofer amplifier? Most plate-amps are much more expensive, but the actual parts cost for a "sonotube" subwoofer is not much at all, and this might be a nice way to make a cheap woofer.
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Old 16th March 2006, 11:35 AM   #2
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The basic velleman amplifier is good enough for a subwoofer.

I'd upgrade the value of the smoothing capacitors though.

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Old 16th March 2006, 04:39 PM   #3
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Out of curiousity, what is the reason that I've yet to see anyone else using one?
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Old 16th March 2006, 08:49 PM   #4
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Hi Spasticteapot,

Depends on the price of the kit - MCM currently has a 150w RMS @ 4 ohm plate amp available for $49.95, which is hard to beat on price and convenience.

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Here's the kit I found:
http://www.electronics123.com/s.nl/s...323/id.1900/.f
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Old 17th March 2006, 09:09 AM   #6
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Given the choice, I'd go the $50 plate amp route every time.

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