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    Subwoofer tube amplifier?


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    Post by bbqjoe on Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:06 pm

    Don't see any out there.

    Does everyone just SS for their subs?
    Is there no point in it?
    Would any 'ol amp suffice as a separate subwoofer amp?

    There might be a need here, maybe.


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    Post by vtshopdog on Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:58 am

    Solid state class D seems to rule in sub amps that usually are rated at multiple 100’s of watts.

    I think two main advantages:
    SS Watts are cheap and efficient.
    SS amps generally have a much better damping factor which is desirable at lower audio frequencies to control woofer cone extension.

    Combining above, a SS subwoofer amp is going to work better and be waaaay cheaper than a valve based amplifier.  

    Madisound sells a bunch of plate subwoofer amps, Hypex and Rythmik both sell DIY friendly products.

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    Post by pichacker on Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:00 am

    And to get the desired low frequency responses would require huge amounts of iron in the output transformers......

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