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Old 13th September 2006, 02:42 PM   #1
Hayden is offline Hayden  Australia
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I need an amp no eq or balance anything like that just the amp alone, its for my 15Ē I have never built a decent amp before but I do fix electronics for a job, I was wondering is it really involved and hard to build? And how expensive is it? they say around $1000?

http://sound.westhost.com/project117.htm

Or is it worth buying a ready made one?
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Old 13th September 2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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or is this a better choice? it said 1000w rms but I donít believe that because of the price??

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...00-808&ctab=4#
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Old 13th September 2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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Not sure what you mean by "help on choosing a 1kw amp or better" as the power has nothing to do with quality but to build a good 1 kW amp takes a fair amount of skill and most likely will be nowhere as good as a unit you buy ready-made. Say the Behringer EP2500 which is a decent amp and it's priced at USD 330 at PartsExpress. Hard to beat. It'll give you 2*750 W into 4 Ohms or 2.400 W bridged into 4 Ohms bridged and it does from the measurements I've seen.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...TOKEN=88268808

Or the new Dayton which offers some nice controls and EQ:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...ksubamp&wt.sv1
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go for qsc rmx 1850 HD for good bass quality, cca. double the price of behringer but better (overall) quality. But perhaps fan noise may be an issue.

Building such a thing at home is for experienced diyers only
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Old 14th September 2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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even less tha double the price of behringer
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=245-695
going for plx series wont make any harm
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=245-636
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Old 17th September 2006, 02:25 AM   #6
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@ deiksac bass quality? (I am a quality man all the way) BUT hummm 2 15Ē thunder9500 running 1000-2000watts in my place I donít think you would be able to appreciate the sound quality with all the things vibrating and rattling, Iíd rather more power than sound quality in this situation, the thunder9500 arenít really a sound Q subwoofer.

I was planning to run the 2 channels around 1000-1500wrms, Iím not interested in features just 2 gain knobs are enough for me, the fan noise doesnít worry me as long as its not on constant and no louder than a 80cm computer fan.

The QSC PLX1802 is a bit to expensive for me my budget

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