Does this Dayton sub amp have a remotely locatable led output that comes on when the amp is active and goes out when auto off activates?
Unfortunately it does not, the only power LED is next to the power switch on the back side.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Would this plate amp work as a replacement for that found in a Pioneer SW-8?
If the original was around 100 watts and the woofer is 4 ohm this will work fine. You will have to double check mounting dimensions as the cabinet may need to be modified in order for it to fit properly.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Does the Auto On-Off feature on the Dayton Audio SA100 only work when using Speaker Level input or does it work with Line Level input as well?
The Auto Power feature on this amplifier works with either type of input used.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Will this model replace an episode 100w subwoofer amplifier
You will have to make sure the woofer is 4 ohm and double check the mounting dimensions. Otherwise this will work fine as a 100 watt replacement amplifier.
Date published: 2014-02-19
does one of the inputs act as a sum/mono (LFE) input for receivers that have a sub out? It's not clearly marked
You can use either input as a subwoofer input, although there is no dedicated LFE in on this amplifier. If you receiver has subwoofer crossover controls, simply set the crossover frequency on the amp as high as it will go and use the settings in the receiver to cross it over.
Date published: 2014-03-19
the depth is listed at 4 3/4" but is that the overall depth, incuding the cooling fins and connectors on the back of the unit, or just from the plate in?
This is the overall depth including the heat sinks. The mounting depth from the back of the mounting plate is only 3-1/4".
Date published: 2014-03-19
What is your recommended replacement amp for a Cambridge Soundworks Bass Cube 8S suwoofer? Will the SA100 work? fit?
We do not have a specific amplifier for this replacement although the SA100 will work in terms of power. The cabinet will likely have to be modified for it to fit.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Will this amp power a 4 ohm 100w sub? Or two wired parallel?
Yes this will power a 4 ohm subwoofer without a problem. If you have two 4 ohm subwoofers, they will need to be wired in series to be a safe load on the amplifier.
Date published: 2014-03-19
I measured 3.5 ohms on a KLH GFX550L with a bad plate amp. Will this drive the sub correctly? Is 3.5 ohms considered 4 ohms? The cutout on the enclosure and the specified dimensions are a DEAD match!
Yes this will work fine for your application. a 4 ohm driver will have a measured DCR or 3.2-3.9 ohms.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Anyone know about how much power this pulls at idle - sub makes a big thump when it comes on with auto setting - would like to avoid that if possible.
It draws less than one amp. at idle. You could try using a "blocking capacitor" just B4the speaker. Check with PE's crossover and loudspeaker building pages for the correct values. One Cap will provide a high pass filter at the frequency you choose. Likely 20Hz.
Date published: 2013-11-12
High Level Inputs 2
Does the gain work when using the high level inputs? I was looking to use these amps to add a bit of extra muscle as needed to a subwoofer contained within a system that has incredibly efficient mid-bass and tweeter drivers. The receiver I'm using for the retro system I couldn't afford as a teenager does not have a subwoofer output.
Yes. Both the high level & line level inputs can be increased and decreased by the gain control. Also, there is a low pass adjustable filter to match to your mid/tweet sensitivity. Remember though, very low bass loudness, increases with volume relative to the mid/hi volume. It's part of how we hear. RE: Fletcher/Munson curves of equal loudness contours. If people complain--tell them you are equalizing the bass!!
Date published: 2014-01-24
hi level inputs
what are the hi level inputs for and how do i use them
High level inputs are used when there is no dedicated subwoofer output on your amplifier or receiver. The left and right speaker channels on your receiver are plugged into the speaker level inputs on the subwoofer amp, and your left and right speakers are plugged into the speaker level outputs.
Date published: 2013-09-17
what is the advantage to running your speakers thru the amp
The speaker level inputs are only useful if you do not have a subwoofer output on your receiver, there is no advantage using these over the live level inputs.
Date published: 2013-09-21
out of my receiver there is a rca plug for a powered sub. do I connect to the + or - of the amp
You will connect the subwoofer output from your receiver into the left or right line level input on the amp.
Date published: 2013-08-30
I purchased this amp to power a Polk Atrium Sub10 it has a dvc speaker in it. My question is how should I wire it parallel or series
This would be for music only
If each coil is 8 ohms or above you would wire them in parallel. If they are 4 ohms or below they should be wired in series. Note that the DC resistance of 8 ohm coils can be as low as 5.x ohms in which case it is still ok to wire them in parallel.If it says something like 6 ohms measure the resistance, if each coil is lower then 5 ohms wire them in series.
Date published: 2014-03-19
will this unit power a polk atrium10 sub
Yes this would be a good choice for that subwoofer although it the amp needs to stay indoors.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Internal Xover is at 125, but I want 80 and below only. Cant use RCA. Advice?
So my DAC only has one pair of RCA outputs. From what I understand, I have to use the RCA inputs on the SA100 to get the variable crossover. I then would have to use the full range RCA outputs to send to my amp for my studio monitors. The problem is, I don't want to send full range to my studio monitors. If I'm crossing over the sub at 80hz, I only want 81hz and higher to go to the monitors.If I use the speaker level connections I am sending 125hz and lower to the sub, but I really don't like the amount of drums.etc that come through the 95-125hz range. What can I do to work around this?
what you have is a multiple problem. you will cross over at a given point, however it is not as finite as 80 Hz. the sub 81 up to your studio monitors, there is a curve before and after your crossover point that will still go to each speaker. I would advise you to call Parts Express technical department and inquire whether or not the crossover point you desire can be changed in the amplifier.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Can i use this amp to power up 2 aura bass shakers wired in "paralell"´? Thanks
Not in parallel but you can in series.
Date published: 2013-07-17
follow up question JBL SUB136
Thanks for your answer. I noticed that the SA100 plate amp has heatsinks but the SUB 1000's amp does not. Could you explain the differences in how they handle heat?
The SA100 is a standard solid state amplifier and is not as efficient as the SUB-1000 chip amp so it will dissipate a little more heat.
Date published: 2013-06-21
Replacement for a JBL SUB136
Will this plate amplifier work to replace the plate amp in my JBL SUB136?It has a 4 ohm 8" speaker and a 100 watt amp. The speaker is downfiring and ported to the front. I believe the amp is cooked. The dimensions for the old amp plate are 8 1/2" wide and 10 1/2" high. I am attempting to salvage as I bought this for $25.00 but I don't want to spend too much money. If it is too much I may as well buy a Dayton SUB 1000. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Yes this will work well as a replacement assuming you can modify the cabinet to fit the new amplifier. For about the same price the Sub-1000 will likely be an improvement.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Enough power for 2 buttkicker minis?
My intent for this amp was to power up 2 buttkicker minis to be used in my home theather. However, after wiring them in series and hooking them up to my amp, the vibrations were barely felt. The amp is powered by my receiver (pioneer 1327) and connected by an RCA cable from my sub output . Im not sure what im doing wrong. Can the dayton generate enough power to push these shakers? Do you suggest a stronger amp or do i have a wiring problem? Please help cause im clueless at this point.Thank you
This will power two minis but not with much output. You would be farther ahead with something like the Dayton APA150 which will provide 75 watts to each Buttkicker.
Date published: 2013-06-03
4 Buttkickers mini
Can this amp power up 4 buttkicker minis? And what would be the right wiring diagram for it? Im truly a novice at this so all your inputs would be greatly appreciated.Thank you
Yes this will power four mini Buttkickers as long as they are wired series/parallel for a 4 ohm load.
Date published: 2013-05-29
I own this amp and am wondering if anyone has attempted a mod allowing for a 12v turn-on trigger. I have my sub located where it is not convenient to turn on and off manually, and the auto on/off feature doesn't work perfectly. Any suggestions are very appreciated!
Anything can be done but there are easier ways. Set it to always on and install a relay on the power line that is feed from your 12v on.
Date published: 2013-04-16
amplifying transducers with AV sub output and/or SA100
Just purchased Clark TST209 and 4 puck package, have a 5.1 AV receiver with 100wpc (don't use the center channel yet) plan to run the low level RCA outs from AV to input on the SA100, then the SA100 outs to the clark tst209. can I use the center outs from the av amp to power the 4 pucks, or would it be better to wire them in series to the SA100 at an 8 ohm load with the clark? Also have a separate 25wpc two channel amp available to run pucks if needed. Adding these will involve a lot of rewiring the existing system, so want to get It right.
Do not try to daisy chain the transducers through the center channel of your receiver. It could be done but will involve more work and wiring then you are aware of and that assumes you have the other equipment to do it. If your 2 channel amp is bridgeable I would run one off each for the most power. If it is not, your best bet is the 8Ω load on the SA100. If you felt you needed more power you could always add a second SA100 (one on each) and not have to do much more work.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Where is the manual or documentation for the SA100?
I bought one of these several years ago and seemed to have lost all the paperwork. I have yet to use it. My receiver has a single subwoofer preout and I am trying to push a single 4 ohm 10" sub.Not sure what to make of all the options.
You can find it under the Manuals/Resources tab next to the Product Details on the product page. The link is below.http://www.parts-express.com/pedocs/manuals/300-802-dayton-audio-sa100-manual.pdf
Date published: 2013-03-12
can this be wired to run a single input for a speaker project like the Denifitive Technology setup?
I want to run this as a single (L or R) setup with the high level outputs going to a two way crossover. I would have 2 amps for one set of towers.
Your question is a bit vague. Are you saying you'll have two of these amps running two subwoofers using the high in and out connections? From the the high out will go into a 2-way crossover to custom mid and high - this could be a sub and satellite or a large tower with sub at the bottom and mid and high at the top. The answer to the above is yes.
Date published: 2012-12-17
What are total load ohm limits for the SA100?
I have a 12" woofer in an old PS-LF by Design Acoustics non-amplified sealed sub enclosure. The speaker has two coils and each measures 6.8 ohms. I want to hookup the SA100 to this sub. Is it better to run the coils in parallel (3.4ohms) or in series (13.6ohms)? And will this sub be underpowered (probably not because it wasn't powered to begin with)? Thanks!
A speaker with a measured impedance of 6.8 ohms has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. You simply want to wire both coils in parallel to create a 4 ohm load which will be safe for the amp.
Date published: 2012-12-06
Value on Capacitor on speaker-level outputs?
For the high-level outputs the crossover is listed at 6db/octave and 125Hz but no impedance is named. I'm guessing that is a 220uf capacitor and assumed 6 ohms. Anyone opened it up to see for sure? Thanks.
The internal crossover is much more than a simple LC ( inductive capacitive) system even on the high level speaker inputs. I don't think knowledge of the value of a capacitor alone would have much meaning. I have a friend who uses 2 of these to drive a pair of Yamaha Pro series 118 subs and 4 Yamaha 2 way 112's and I am amazed at the clean volume he gets in small to medium Dj venues. He plays classic rock & country so doesn't require rap or dance mix thump.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Can this amp be used with a dual voice coil subwoofer? I noticed that it only has one positive and one negitive speaker wire. Output jacks won't work
You can power your dual voice coil speaker by wiring them parallel to the amp speaker wires. The amp is rated at 75 watts into 8 ohms and 100 into 8 ohms. Most likely your voice coils are each 8 ohms. Wiring them in parallel will make the total load 4 ohms.Dual voice coil speakers allow left and right audio signals to be combined and share the same speaker cone. This amp also combines the left and right audio signals. Combining both voice coils also increase their power rating. You are safe in doing this and will have a nice subwoofer when you are done.
Date published: 2012-11-05
Will this work as a replacement for Polk Audio PSW303 Subwoofer?
It "can" work with your sub, pending cabinet mods to make it fit, What we don't know is if the Polk amp had EQ circuitry built in to generate the provided specs. There's more to compact subs than just an amp, driver and cabinet - in most cases, there is a tuned circuit to make the whole thing match and work. I would ask Polk about repairing your amp and their opinion on the Dayton as a replacement.
Date published: 2012-09-12