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post #1 of 12 Old 02-14-2012, 07:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Simple what one would you buy?
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I bought the Dayton 3 years ago and it has served me well. It has plenty of power for my smallish room. I use it to a power 12" driver in a sealed box.
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Parts Express also has a 300w BASH amp along with the SA-240.

I would consider buying which one is on sale (i.e., least expensive).

I have the PE 500w BASH amp and also the PE SA-240. Both work fine in my applications.
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I'm a believer in the BASH amps. Best thing I like about them is how quiet they are with no signal. No hum whatsoever. The 240 I have has a slight hum. Also, I've had some 'old school' plate amps where the huge transformer itself was a source of noise. Not a problem with the BASH amps. I do have some smaller 'old school' types (the 100W type), and they are dead quiet too. But I'm fairly certain that if I were to buy another, it'd be a BASH type. I keep a 300W and 500W spare, just in case the bug hits me to build something.

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Yup, the 240 hums... Can a cheater plug help
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Creative Sound has the BASH 300 on for $125!

In terms of LFE, size does matter!
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I picked up my BASH 300 from Parts Express for $114 shipped. Not sure if that price is current.

An audiophile likes to talk about how much they spent and how good it sounds.

A DIY'er likes to talk about how little they spent and how good it sounds.

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my 240 hums as well, althought the wife makes me keep it turned down so low i don't even hear the hum ......

i was having major cable tv signal problems when i last tried turning it up and heard the hum. since then the cable stuff has been 95% resolved so maybe the hum has lessened.

can't say a Bash wouldn't do the same thing in my setup, but if i buy another plate amp i will probably give Bash a shot

-1 on the cheater plug thing... after some reading about electrical safety issues i've decided to make a significant effort to remove them from my house completely. i've changed a few 2prong recepticles to 3prong to avoid them in the past.
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I picked up my BASH 300 from Parts Express for $114 shipped. Not sure if that price is current.

BASH pricing is correct as of today on PE's site...
SA 240 (and 240b) both only a few dollars more for 119.00

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Yup, the 240 hums... Can a cheater plug help

Yes, it resolves the hum.
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-1 on the cheater plug thing... after some reading about electrical safety issues i've decided to make a significant effort to remove them from my house completely. i've changed a few 2prong recepticles to 3prong to avoid them in the past.

If you have pets or kids I would do the same. I don't and unplug all devices prior to working on them. The chances of anything going wrong are very small as well.
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