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    Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    Would you run a claas a/b amplifier on you woofer or woofers? Would it take a toll on your woofer? Would it be ok?
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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    Yes I would and have. No it would do nothing bad to your sub.




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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    I kinda want to if I can find one big enough.




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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    most sq set ups only use a/b amps on their subs.

    this his how people have done it thru out the 80's and early 90's as well.



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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    A/B amps have a wide frequency response(usually full audio range) but aren't as efficient. They are usually bigger for the same watts out of a class D amp, but you would be fine to run it on your subs.



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    I kinda want to if I can find one big enough.


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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    Amplifier class has nothing to do with your sub but rather how the outputs are biased within the amp itself. Class A/B amplifiers are simply less efficient than your standard class D units.



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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

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    most sq set ups only use a/b amps on their subs.
    I dont see how that would add to the sq. Care to fill me in on that?



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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    I have and would again if need be, no problems with anything



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    Re: Would you run a class a/b amplifier on you woofer/s?

    It all just has to do with efficiency, class D are more efficient than class A/B. Bottom line is your going to have to spend more money on a class A/B amp. Because most likely you would want to run each channel to a load which gives you somewhere around 65%-70% efficiency, which in effect means you would have to buy a larger amplifier than what you need since you will not be running it as low as you can go. When on the other hand you can get 65% efficiency from an class D amp at pretty low impedances.



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