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Ok, here is the situation.


I have built 4 DIY subs and am using two bass shakers. Now I need to upgrade my amplification. I bought a Behringer 2 channel amp to drive 2 of the subs.


That still leaves me needing 4 channels of amplification for my other two subs and my two buttkickers. I have an old Marantz receiver I am using right now, but am looking to upgrade to a dedicated amplifier. Any recommendations for a decent budget multichannel amp? I guess I could buy two more Behringers, but this is starting to take up a lot of room in the rack.


Any recomendations?
 

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If you're into DIY you could try a few of the UCD modules. They're supposedly good with low impedance loads, such as a sub. The multichannel powersupply is $195 which powers up to 5 of the ucd400's which are 400 watts into 4ohms, 200 into 8 and cost about $150 a pop. Then you'd just need to add modules as needed, for the buttkickers you could probably even use the ucd 180's which are 180 into 4ohms, and cost under $100 each module. So say, 2 ucd 400s, multichannel ps, 2 ucd 180s, and a transformer, plus have the room for one more channel down the road for about $800. Not a bad option, might be a bit more than you want to spend though, what's your budget?


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Thanks everyone for the advice! Somehow missed the buttkicker amp sale. (I live about 20 minutes from the partsexpress retail location, so I can go pick them up today!).


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Oops. Just read further and checked out the flyer--car amps as noted above. I will check out the other recommendations.
 

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I'd second the motion on buying the Buttkicker BKA-1000's...particularly for the shakers. They need beucoup horsepower and the load on them necessitates some serious juice. The Behringer A-500's mentioned are great amps for the $$ (I have 5 of them) but they won't run anything below 8 ohms bridged. 2 of the BK-1000's would do the trick and won't eat up too much rack space.
 
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