Looking for good amp solution

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  1. spwath

    spwath Pubeless Playboy

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    Ok, so I am working on a speaker system using my Altec 811b horns, emilar compression drivers, and JBL 2226h woofers. I have been thinking for a while about what the best solution would be for amplifying these. I was originally going to use some sort of amp, and build a crossover for them. Then I got suggested the idea of using a miniDSP an bi-amping. I acquired a crown PA amp for cheap, but testing it, the fan is much too loud for home use. Im going to sell that amp.
    I am not sure if the best option would be to build a crossover and use a single amp, or to bi-amp it. bi-amping seems like it would be a fair amount more costly, and I am trying to figure out if it is worth it.

    Also, I am trying to figure out what amp/amps to use. I want the speakers to be able to get loud, for parties and such, but I suppose that wont take that much power. Looking at a calculator, I guess even a 10w amp could do 100db+ from 10ft away, so I suppose that would be good.

    Would bi-amping with 2 JLH hood 1969 amps be good? Or one of those for the highs and something else for the lows? Or just one of those and a passive crossover? or something else altogether?

    Thanks for any insight you may have.
     
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    A while back someone here was selling a Crown D-75. Seems like for your usage (especially if you're trying to do all this on a budget), something like that for the lows might work, biamped with something like a Dayton Audio DTA-1 for the highs. I continue to think the JLH69 is not ideal for the lows but might be fine for the high frequency channel.
     
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    if its for party and not personal home use, why not just get some cheap class d chip amps? i doubt most people would care too much how good it sounds and it would certainly sound a lot better then most boomboxes people use still.
     
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    It's for both usages.
    Home usage, and parties.
    Anyway, im getting a jlh 1969 from Ray for a great price, so I found an amp.
     
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