Originally Posted by 2100
Actually I have been wanting to ask this.
The 4050HD and even 5050/PLX3602 has a C14 IEC type connector, how much max current can that connector take? If i'm not wrong its 10A?
Even though I have 240V here in this part of the world, that is still slightly over the limit (240 * 10A = 2.4kW).
Hey, even the costly I-tech... !!!
Why don't they use the Neutrik 20A power connector (with lock). After all its pro-audio.
Even the afforable Submersive sub amp uses it.http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/pdf/power%20amp.pdf
When you look at any product in detail, there is always room for improvement,
the manufacturers draw the line somewhere
The 4050 or 5050 seems to have a weak link in the AC cord if 120VAC.
240VAC or whatever is much better. All proamps will run optimal at the
higher AC voltage for a few reasons. Less line loss and the internal AC
to DC recitification may be better, depends on the design. But I can tell
you the PLX design and I'm pretty sure the PLX2 series will do 1/2 wave
bridge rectification if you use 120VAC, which is lame, but it does full wave
rectification of you configure the amp for 240VAC. Why? A clever design
to simplify the compatibility between low and high voltage mains yielded
a gremlin in low voltage operation -> 1/2 wave rectification.
The power issue is really simple, I don't know why people keep struggling
with this when doing subwoofers.
1. How much power does the design need? Even a ballpark figure is great vs. blind.
2. Find an amplifier that has been tested ~20hz and see if it does what you