Which means absolutely nothing with differing input sensitivities between amplifiers.
You can use a regular amplifier with an LFE output... as all the LFE inputs on plate amps bypass any internal crossover
My comparision between the K2 and Bash digital amps was solely to point out that the digital amps are much more efficient than the analog amp. Plus removing one heat producing amp from the equipment rack is always a good thing.
Originally Posted by 4DHD /forum/post/0
I've just replaced the K2 with a pair of Bash plate amps, besides giving me the option of engaging the LFE track, Bash are digital amps and thus are much more efficient, and don't produce all the heat the K2 did, which is wasted power.
The K2 was 800wpc and the Bash amps are 500w.
Originally Posted by thylantyr /forum/post/14310540
It was revealed that the new XTI series uses the CE1000/CE2000
core amplificaiton design and we know how well the XTI performed
on Chucks test. /doh
Originally Posted by Looneybomber /forum/post/14311427
So let me get this strait, your 500w BASH amp, which is a mix of both Class-D and Class-AB, and is slightly less efficient than pure class-D, produced less heat than a 1600w BCA (isn't that part of Crown's Class-I?) amp? How am I not surprised?
At full tilt, that Bash amp would have to be more than 3 times less efficient than the K2 in order to produce more heat. That fact you say it's louder than the K2 involves many things but, I would be willing to bet you never saw the clip lights blink.
Originally Posted by 4DHD /forum/post/14312583
The K2 was really providing 1250w to each sub, as I had them wired in parallel to one side of the K2. They sounded better that way than having one on each channel @ 800w/ea.
But the plate amps, @ only 500w/ea aren't lacking either, as I can access the LFE channel.
Originally Posted by 4DHD /forum/post/14312842
This is from the PE site.
BASH patented amplifier technology was developed to offer extreme amounts of power without the wasted heat and energy of traditional amplifier designs. Add to this an intelligent circuit design, and you get benefits such as extremely low distortion and high signal to noise ratios. The combination of clean output and high power makes the BASH amplifiers some of the best sounding subwoofer amplifiers on the market.
So a 500w amp w/o wasted heat is more efficient than an 800wpc amp that produces extreme heat.
Originally Posted by Crown /forum/post/0
Using patented Balanced Current Amplifier (BCA®) circuitry, Crown®K-Series amplifiers give you massive amounts of power while gen-erating just one-tenth the heat of conventional amplifiers.
Originally Posted by 1080c /forum/post/14313324
Not to split hairs, but in this configuration these subwoofers are getting much less power than you think...
In parallel on one channel means that each subwoofer would have been getting half of 1250 watts. Divide wattage by number of woofers. So you are at 625 watts per subwoofer. Factor in "real" wattage output and input sensitivity issues and you may actually be getting more power with 2 500W digital amplifiers than 1 channel of the K2...just a thought.
But I think the real difference is the Bash being digital and using the LFE connection.