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Is there such a thing? Very good friend of mine has a 10'' Passive Sub, and well his receiver does not have the oomph to push it.

We would like to pick it up in-store, though we've checked all over town, Wait! Think a Instrument shop might have one? Ordering Online is still an option.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 8
Small subs included in 2.1 systems like Altec Lansing and Bose are passive, but those are really only desktop solutions. Living Room and Home Theater set-ups need amped subs. A 10" could be passive, but it would need a separate amplifier to drive it.
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post #3 of 8
Check out the amps at PartsExpress. They have some that can be built into the enclosure, or some stand alones.
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Check out the amps at PartsExpress. They have some that can be built into the enclosure, or some stand alones.
I must be blind, but i can't find any amps for home subs at that site, can you point me to one?

Budget is around $150.

Edit: Plate Amps is what i need right?
http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...AT&srchCat=505
Edited by Coolio831 - 1/11/11 at 1:07pm
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post #5 of 8
This should be enough for what you need.
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This should be enough for what you need.
I'll link it to my buddy.
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post #7 of 8
If you can use a plate amp, pick up the Dayton 240w or the Bash 300w. The Bash has a much lower subsonic filter, so you'll pick up below 30Hz a lot better with the Bash amp.

If you need a rack mount amplifier, the only options would be the Dayton SA230 or SA1000 from PartsExpress. Both are over budget though.

EDIT:
You never did say the resistance of the subwoofer, or the power handling.
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post #8 of 8
What you're wanting is a monoblock. It's just a single channel amplifier. Look on Ebay or craigslist for a used Marantz or Rotel if you want quality. You can find the Marantz monoblocks for as little as $100, but don't let the price fool you. These are awesome amps.
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