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Re: Stand Alone Sub Amp

Crown XLS 1500 Power Amplifier ON SALE @ $359 .

1,050 watts x 1 (8 ohms), 1,550 watts x 1 (4 ohms)

1 have one of these running 2 JL Audio 13's and it is a beast !!

With programmable xover its perfect for sub amp applications.

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Dayton SA1000 ($349.90, shipped, at parts-express.com). It puts out 497 watts into 8 ohms.
I wound up asking the family for the SA1000 for Christmas. I have been playing with it for a few days. I can't tell much difference between it and the crown XTI1000 I had on the subwoofer before. This Dayton has just as much power available. It hardly gets warm either. It's possible that the Dayton produces very low frequencies better. 40Hz and under. I am still trying to decide. With the sub I have, it sounds muddy on any amp. Some day soon I will get a chance to build a sweet subwoofer.

I am using a Peavy Low Rider 15" box I built intended for small PA system use. F3 is 33Hz. 800W RMS. As long as the sub isn't pushed too hard it does okay. It gets warm and compressed pretty quickly at higher volumes.

Thank you guys for the recommendations. This Dayton amp sounds great and is built like a truck. I looks as if it will last me 10 years!
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I wound up asking the family for the SA1000 for Christmas. I have been playing with it for a few days. I can't tell much difference between it and the crown XTI1000 I had on the subwoofer before. This Dayton has just as much power available. It hardly gets warm either. It's possible that the Dayton produces very low frequencies better. 40Hz and under. I am still trying to decide. With the sub I have, it sounds muddy on any amp. Some day soon I will get a chance to build a sweet subwoofer.

I am using a Peavy Low Rider 15" box I built intended for small PA system use. F3 is 33Hz. 800W RMS. As long as the sub isn't pushed too hard it does okay. It gets warm and compressed pretty quickly at higher volumes.

Thank you guys for the recommendations. This Dayton amp sounds great and is built like a truck. I looks as if it will last me 10 years!
I can highly recommend the DAYTON ULTIMAX 15's - a great sub especially if you catch it on sale
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I can highly recommend the DAYTON ULTIMAX 15's - a great sub especially if you catch it on sale
Cool. Is it tight and musical as well for music? You beat me to the punch, but I will be looking for the best quality sound.
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It depends on your budget.. For the money the Daytons are very good..they excel at playing low and with alot of impact.... For about the same money the JL Audio 13in series is very musical and tight... If its for Home Theater more movies than music I would recommend the DAYTON if its more for music the JL Audio

If you have the budget though the JL Audio 13w7 is the god of musical subs - or the TC Sounds Ultra 5400 for HT in that price range ....
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I wound up asking the family for the SA1000 for Christmas. I have been playing with it for a few days. I can't tell much difference between it and the crown XTI1000 I had on the subwoofer before. This Dayton has just as much power available. It hardly gets warm either. It's possible that the Dayton produces very low frequencies better. 40Hz and under. I am still trying to decide. With the sub I have, it sounds muddy on any amp. Some day soon I will get a chance to build a sweet subwoofer.

I am using a Peavy Low Rider 15" box I built intended for small PA system use. F3 is 33Hz. 800W RMS. As long as the sub isn't pushed too hard it does okay. It gets warm and compressed pretty quickly at higher volumes.

Thank you guys for the recommendations. This Dayton amp sounds great and is built like a truck. I looks as if it will last me 10 years!
So after listening to a few movies, I like the Dayton amplifier better than the XTI 1000. It has slightly more realistic sounding low end. It is slightly more dynamic. The subwoofer blends in with the speakers more creating a slightly more cohesive sound. However, it does have less output. The amplifier soft clips as the sub is on the verge of giving up whereas the crown clipped well after the subwoofer gave up. I would say there is a few dB more output from the crown. 3dB, half the power on the Dayton, sounds about right. It is more power than necessary still - which is what I wanted. Enjoying it!
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