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post #11 of 20 Old 03-16-11, 09:24 PM
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I generally feel that if you need something above 500W or want to power multiple drivers (especially 18") - it's a good idea to consider an amp like a Behringer 2500/4000.

I feel that above 500W it becomes less cost effective to use a plate amp.
Good point but some setups or just personal prefrences require a plate amp.
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Re: 2 subs one plate amp

what else would i need to go along with the behringer amp? BFD, something with HP and/or LP filters on it?
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Re: 2 subs one plate amp

Choose a driver and cabinet design and what you are looking to get out of it (music/movies) and we can help you abit better.
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oh well the other piece of this thread was moved.

so how about hooking up 2 plate amps to 1 sub? i went over to apex's site and had my eye on 2 apex seniors......... any thoughts?
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Re: 2 subs one plate amp

Generally a bad idea - because you'd need to have the gain identical on both.

Sounds easy enough - but in reality it's better to just get a powerful enough amp.


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Generally a bad idea - because you'd need to have the gain identical on both.

Sounds easy enough - but in reality it's better to just get a powerful enough amp.
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Re: 2 subs one plate amp

Jim is right, that it is easier said then done but with the proper knowledge and tools it is simple to equalize gain on 2 seperate amps. I would suggest for simplicity just getting a more powerful amp that can deliver the power needed for the subs you have in mind however.
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thanks guys, i'm on it.........
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Re: 2 subs one plate amp

Hi, I confirm you should get a standard 2 channel rack amp powerful enough for the biggest sub, then install the amp (or not) in one of the cabinets and connect each cab on each output of the amp. This will allow you to setup each sub at the right level without any risk of failure from the amp as if you connected the two subs on one channel only. As you use a powerful 18, I'd suggest a (real) 2x500RMS under 8ohms minimum.
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Hi, I confirm you should get a standard 2 channel rack amp powerful enough for the biggest sub, then install the amp (or not) in one of the cabinets and connect each cab on each output of the amp. This will allow you to setup each sub at the right level without any risk of failure from the amp as if you connected the two subs on one channel only. As you use a powerful 18, I'd suggest a (real) 2x500RMS under 8ohms minimum.
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