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Supergumby5000
04-11-2009, 11:50 PM
I wanna use a 15" type-R in a home stereo setup. Anyone know of an amp that can do 800+RMS at either 2 or 8 ohms?

The only thing i could think of was the behringer ep2500, but thats 1200(or 1400?) x2 @ 2 ohms, and i would only use one channel. Kind of a waste

any ideas?

JimJ
04-12-2009, 12:10 AM
QSC Powerlight series or Crown...bridged.

DB-Audio
04-12-2009, 12:11 AM
you can use a car amp you just have to wire it to a computer power supply

JimJ
04-12-2009, 12:12 AM
you can use a car amp you just have to wire it to a computer power supply

I really wish people would stop recommending this.

da box king
04-12-2009, 12:12 AM
curious as to how the R will sound in ht.....lmk

Supergumby5000
04-12-2009, 12:16 AM
curious as to how the R will sound in ht.....lmk

me too, it models up nicely in 5 cubes at around 22-23hz, so we'll see.

Supergumby5000
04-12-2009, 12:16 AM
QSC Powerlight series or Crown...bridged.

i figured you would be the one to chime in ;) Thanks, i'll look into those.

hornedfrog1985
04-12-2009, 12:18 AM
Have you used anything besides type Rs?

Supergumby5000
04-12-2009, 12:19 AM
Have you used anything besides type Rs?

Other alpine subs, kicker, RE, fi, sundown, rockford, AA, elemental designs, thats all i can think of off the top of my head.

It will be cascade designs in the new project this coming august.

ballstothewall
04-12-2009, 11:40 PM
QSC Powerlight series or Crown...bridged.

Indeed. The way to go on this.

ballstothewall
04-12-2009, 11:40 PM
you can use a car amp you just have to wire it to a computer power supply


Once again, not a good idea.

SSS 18734
04-12-2009, 11:44 PM
x2 on the crown. Awesome amps. That Behringer is a P.O.S. and does nowhere near rated power.

Also, craigslist. A lot of old stereo amps put out a lot of power and can be wired to two ohms.

SSS 18734
04-12-2009, 11:51 PM
Here's a link to some more good amps: http://directproaudio.com/shop/amplifiers/

There are quite a few that do well over 800 watts at 8 ohms bridged.

This XTi would be a perfect match: http://cgi.ebay.com/Open-Crown-XTi-1000-XTI1000-HiQnet-AMP-Power-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ220393897416QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item220393897416&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 08|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Open-Crown-XTi-1000-XTI1000-HiQnet-AMP-Power-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ220393897416QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item220393897416&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 08|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50)

And I'll bet you could get this for under $200
http://cgi.ebay.com/CROWN-CE1000-CE-1000-RACK-STEREO-POWER-AMPLIFIER-AMP_W0QQitemZ130299230732QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item130299230732&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18|301%3A0|293%3A2|294%3A50

MakeshiftAudio
04-13-2009, 12:05 AM
Tell me why it is a bad idea to use a SMPS to power? I design, build, and sell SMPSs every once in a while, used to be my old hobby. For my HT system I use one myself. There is no problem, just don't go by the "max" rating of the Computer SMPS. It will be rather expensive to get one that is able to do what you're wanting, and will be the only easy route to stay on a SMPS since you probably won't know how to use the power supplies in parallel or increase their voltage out to 14.4V.

There is not a problem only if you get a sufficiently large enough SMPS to suit what you need.

PM me for more information if you're interested.

Edit: Crown is the best one out of the above selection.

Edit 2: Going from 120(or 240) to 14V, then stepping it back up to a higher voltage is inefficient though. Only thing I can think of.

JimJ
04-13-2009, 03:17 PM
There is not a problem only if you get a sufficiently large enough SMPS to suit what you need.

Sure. But it'd be expensive and another unnecessary piece of equipment to deal with.

rollerdj
04-13-2009, 03:30 PM
I love my qsc rmx-850. But it does 850@ 4 ohm. :(