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    2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    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

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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    QSC Powerlight series or Crown...bridged.




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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    you can use a car amp you just have to wire it to a computer power supply



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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-Audio View Post
    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.




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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    curious as to how the R will sound in ht.....lmk



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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by da box king View Post
    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.



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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    QSC Powerlight series or Crown...bridged.
    i figured you would be the one to chime in Thanks, i'll look into those.



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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    Have you used anything besides type Rs?



    Quote Originally Posted by danyopjr View Post
    Kickers are not meant to last that long so therefore seems like this sub is either abused with running too much watts to em or have been used for awhile. Kickers are ok for the price but wont last long when running them for awhile or running too much Watts to em
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornedfrog1985 View Post
    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.

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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    QSC Powerlight series or Crown...bridged.
    Indeed. The way to go on this.



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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-Audio View Post
    you can use a car amp you just have to wire it to a computer power supply

    Once again, not a good idea.



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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    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.



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    Last edited by SSS 18734; 04-13-2009 at 12:05 AM.



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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    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.
    Last edited by MakeshiftAudio; 04-13-2009 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Crown




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    Re: 2 ohm stable home audio amp?

    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.




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