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post #11 of 20 Old 04-25-07, 05:35 PM
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Re: Amp Recommendation

sure you could, but you may not get enough voltage to actually get some good sound out of you're sub.

the clean box just increases the voltage so the amp will output more based on that new higher input voltage.
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post #12 of 20 Old 04-25-07, 09:09 PM
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Well, these amps look great, but are you sure they are within budget????

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I wasn't aware the OP provided a budget.

And you can get the PLX amps used for a much better price.
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post #13 of 20 Old 04-26-07, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Amp Recommendation

I guess I'd better clarify my budget. My target range is:
Amp: ~$250-350* (*w/ Cleanbox if required)
BFD 1124P: ~$60-100 (off Ebay or new)

I don't plan on running two subs (space constraints) or adding an additional driver to my present one (they're hard to find anyway). As for the amp choice, it will either be the Buttkicker or the Behringer. The (mild) concerns I have now are twofold: 1) bridging the pro amp (longevity/reliability) & 2) running a Buttkicker amp outside of it's intended application.
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2) running a Buttkicker amp outside of it's intended application.
Well you put that concern to rest. There are numerous folks out there including me, using the BKA with their sub. I am very pleased.

But the EP2500 should perform very well for you, should you choose it. I'd do what ccdoggy said, and bridge it (wire the VCs in series), should you choose to get it.
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How is the buttkicker when used as a sub amp?
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I'm using a Buttkicker to power two RL-p 15"s in an IB now, and it's worked great, although I haven't even come close to giving the amp a good workout. It's nice to have no fans, and no worrying about needing a Cleanbox or whatnot.
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Re: Amp Recommendation

The buttkicker also has auto-on and an RCA input, better match for LFE outputs on HT receiver/processors, though there are certainly workarounds for this if you're going with a pro amp.
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I'm a big fan of the Behringer EP 2500. Gobs of power at a reasonable price and for $8 you can put a panaflow fan in that will make it silent beyond 2 feet. Mine is powering 4 RL-P 15's.
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I am using the 1000 watt Buttkicker with an RL-P15 and RL-P18 and it works fine. My assumption was if it can move a 2 pound piece of metal, it can probably move a cone. It seems to work just fine.
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post #20 of 20 Old 05-08-07, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your help guys!

I decided to get a Buttkicker amp from Musician's Friend.
It's on backorder right now (till 6-1 07). Can't wait to hook it up.
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