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post #1 of 34 Old 12-16-09, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at a future pair of LLTs (approximately 14 ft³ each) with each using a single Tempest X2. For a single amp to power both subs, would most people recommend a EP1500 or EP2500? (assuming 1 sub per channel of the amp)
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Re: amp choice

The EP2500 would by far be a better choice.




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Re: amp choice

Too much power is never a problem but I would think that the EP1500 would be plenty.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
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Re: amp choice

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Too much power is never a problem but I would think that the EP1500 would be plenty.
I have to go with Mike on this one.The Ep2500 amp is universal in it's usefulness so much so that you need a 20 amp circuit to reach it's full potential. If/when this guy upgrades he'll already have the right amp for the job.
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Re: amp choice

The question would then be does Lucas have a dedicated 20Amp circuit for the EP2500

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: amp choice

It's not necessary for the tempest. It would be for a top end sound splinter driver or the Maelstrom 21" for sure. Improving internal house wiring has many benefits including improved safety.
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I run 2 of them off of one 15a circuit with no trouble even when pushed hard. Check this thread for some info....http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...p-breaker.html
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Re: amp choice

Thats good to know

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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post #9 of 34 Old 12-16-09, 02:42 PM
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Re: amp choice

Just curious on the Home amperage ratings.. I build homes , so I fdont know a ton about electrical, But in my experience all outlets are on a 12/2 20 amp breaker, and switches and lights on a 14/2 15 amp.. So, are you talking about a dedicated outlet box for all your HT or what?
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Nope, all plug ins and lights are 15amp 14/2 circuits (you can run 12/2 if you wish). 20 amp circuits must have one blade of the plug sideways.

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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