Budget plate amps for Earthquake Q10B

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  1. AudiophileUk

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    Hi all. I instigated a group buy on the Earthquake Q10B, it needs around 150 - 300wRMS @ 8ohms. Few people went for the BKA1000 amp to drive these which I thought was a little pricey.

    Was looking around for a subwoofer plate amp. Nice to use as can fit them into the sofa, and have built in crossovers. Found a few really cheap ones on ebay, around £100 delivered with claimed power around 300wRMS 8 ohms. Are these any good? Upto the job? Clearly their just used for shaking my sofa to bits so fidelity isn't the highest convern here, but realistic power specs are - oppinions?

    250W Pure bass subwoofer amplifier + panel+Transformer | eBay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/550W-Pure-Bass-Subwoofer-Amplifier-Board-panel-SUB-AMP-for-Home-tracking-number-/150874415952?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item2320d0e350#ht_790wt_1027

    http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?srchExt=CAT&srchCat=505
     
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    What about a O Audio 300 watt plate amp for £90?
     
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    Did you come up with anything?
     
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    Fitting a plate amp sounds like alot of hassle, why not just keep an eye out for a second hand power amp?
     
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    OK. Any thing / brand / power output in particular I should look out for?
     
  6. AudiophileUk

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    I found a pro level power amp, a behringer ep1500. However the 125w @ 8 ohm plate amp I had is more than enough I've found...
     
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    Have now also found a Behringer EP1500 for my Buttkicker.
     

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