I've been trying for about 2 years going through various ebay/kijiji and numerous other sources to try and find a simple thing i would have thought to be easy to pick up somewhere. Specially from home audio repair depots and electronic service repair or sale departments that speciallize in it.
Seems the only thing being sold today are crossovers and amps and crap for cars, the moment you venture into Home Audio solutions, everyone seems to scratch their heads and flip the bird.
While i have managed to track down some 3 Way crossovers on ebay and rebuild some of the older speaker units that still in my opinion produce the best sound and drive it with clarity the furthest distance, getting a subwoofer amp to match up properly has been a royal nightmare.
About 2 years ago I managed to swing myself a 8 ohm 18" Cerwin Vega Junior Earthquake. Model is a 189-JE Far as what is recommended for this and from the imax theater system it was previous attached to, A minimum RMS of 1000watts with a peak of 1500 amp is recommended for it.
Having tested this subwoofer, I can guarantee this sucker spits out a mighty fine set of frequencies. But unfortuneately the test was only able to be done by bridging a temporary stereo amp and obviously wasn't powerful enough to properly drive it to it's full potential and accuracy.
The Junior Earthquake was originally intended to be powered externally, however due to the where this will be placed, and the box being unfortunately mishandled and destroyed, I've made a new box with the sole purpose to be used in a mini theater. Obviously though i need to find a 8ohm self contained and powered Subwoofer amp. It must use the the standard subwoofer "rca/coax" input. And idealy frequency range selection and phase options. If it has the automatic suspend/standby as well auto active switch, that would be splendid too. Obviously it's own volume control is a necessity. Obviously an amp this large needs to be properly cooled, following the designs that provide passive cooling that uses the subs own movement of air to help "cool" helps, a large enough heatsink would be preferred.
It's just a single sub, plugged into standard 110-120v. If I recall right this is just a single voice coil subwoofer.
Any suggestions, model/make/brand recommendations, links to retributable places to compare and contrast anything anyone could recommend would be GREATLY appreciated, While this isn't the first place i've request assistance, I do hope someone is able to help.
Thank you for any time you are able to provide helping.