Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable

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Dayton Audio's SA1000 mono subwoofer amplifier provides nearly a kilowatt of clean, solid power to your home theater or music playback system. The amp's convenient freestanding or rack-mountable configurations make it an ideal partner for high-performance subwoofer speaker systems.
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  • Patented tracking down-converter power supply for high efficiency
  • Class-AB output stage for clean, controlled output
  • Low frequency parametric EQ allows you to boost or cut to custom-tailor the sound
  • Sophisticated soft clip circuitry improves headroom and protects woofers
  • Manual, auto, or triggered on/off for integration into any automated system
  • Switchable subsonic and bass boost filters
  • High pass output for looping signal back into distributed audio systems
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Weight: 30.8 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable

The Dayton Audio SA1000 is a freestanding, high-power subwoofer amplifier designed for the DIYer, installer, and systems integrator. This unique monaural audio device delivers the raw power of a pro-sound amp, but with the features and flexibility of a dedicated subwoofer amplifier. It can be configured for stacking with other audio components, and includes removable ears for mounting in standard audio racks (2RU). The SA1000's patented tracking down-converter power supply ensures headroom for instantaneous power needs and the amp stays cool, thanks to its high-efficiency design.

A Class-AB amplifier configuration provides the SA1000 with clean and controlled output. From an application standpoint, the SA1000's low frequency parametric EQ enables you to boost or cut to custom-tailor the sound to suit the listening environment. Sophisticated soft clip circuitry provides cleaner transient peaks while protecting your driver from over-excursion. The amp's switchable subsonic filter removes subsonic information from the signal, which tightens the low end response of some subwoofer systems. On-board bass boost filters enhance LF performance while leaving the parametric EQ function available to address room modes, like cutting an excessively loud room resonance. The high-pass outputs provide a user the option to feed the signal back into their other audio components or a distributed audio system.

Manual, automatic on/off or triggered 12V input modes allow easy integration into automated systems. The stealthy pop-out knobs on the front panel make adjustments easy, while minimizing the risk of accidental disturbance. The SA1000's subdued brushed black aluminum faceplate allows the amp to blend cosmetically with any type of audio gear. Accommodates RCA line-level inputs, includes insulated binding posts for the speaker outputs, and accepts a 12V trigger via a 3.5 mm mini-jack.

Specifications: • Rated power output (0.92% THD): 497 watts into 8 ohms, 950 watts into 4 ohms • Signal to noise ratio: 98 dB A-weighted • Efficiency: 86% • Input impedance: 12K ohms • Subsonic filter: -3 dB @ 18 Hz, Q=0.8 • Bass boost: +3 dB @ 25 Hz, Q=1.4 • High pass output: -3 dB @ 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave • Low pass adjustment: 30-200 Hz • Phase adjustment: 0°–180° • Parametric EQ frequency: 18–80 Hz • Bandwidth: 0.1–1.0 Q • Level: -14.5 dB to +6 dB • Dimensions: 17-1/2" W x 4" H x 13" D (tabletop configuration) • Power requirements: 120/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz • Stand-by power rating: 120V 24W; 230V 18.4W • Weight: 20 lbs. • Power rating based on one-third power duty cycle.

Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelSA1000
  • Part Number300-811
  • UPC844632078514
  • Product CategoryHome Audio Amplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (29 Reviews)
  • Weight30.8 lbs.
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Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable
Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable is rated 4.2759 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great sub amp for the priceUse this to power a 15" folded horn. Produces some of the deepest bass. Seems to go lower than my quad 15" infinite baffle system powered by a Crown XLS2500.
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked great... UntilI got about 50 hrs use from mine. Then it started clicking when I turned it on. Unfortunately I had it in storage for a while and was past warranty. The relay on the power supply is what clicks. I replaced it thinking it was the problem. Wasn't!Could be the caps aren't giving the relay enough current to switch the relay over. Just a guess though!?!
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was great until it stopped workingI had this (the older model) sitting around for a few years until I got a chance to hook it up after Christmas. It worked great until I tried to see how loud I could push my 2 Dahlquist DQ-1W subs that are each 8 ohms so it was seeing a 4 ohm load. It didn't soft clip it hard clipped when I guess I reached the limit. It worked fine the rest of the night but the next day it started making a noise from the amp itself like a very loud clicking noise.So I got 4+ months of use out of it before it broke. Not sure if I will have it fixed but I probably will. Worked great and sounded wonderful up until this.
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the real thing!!Sent back a similar item from a different manufacturer that was twice the price. The Dayton was the winner hands-down. Using the SA-1000 with a massive Dunlavy Subwoofer (4 driver array) with no problems.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!I just received this behemoth a few weeks ago, and other than weighing 30 pounds, it is an amazing amp. Simple to hook up, and the controls make is easy to integrate into your system. I have (2) of the Ultimax 15" subs and 3cu/ft box combo's, and I currently only have one hooked up. I could not imaging having both of them hooked up in the same room.Cons: The only con I really found with this amp is that the blue light on the front of it is bright and distracting since it is sitting one shelf under my TV. I put a small piece of black Electrical tape over it, and problem solved! This one problem was not enough to knock off a star, because it is easily fixed and does not affect the performance of the amp itself.
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect.I bought this amp to replace a 300 watt plate amp on my sub.   The sub is a dual 4 ohm voice coil so my replacement need to be a high power with a 8 ohm load.   The good:This amp is heavy, something I didn't expect.  The adjustment pots don't feel cheap and I do like the feature of setting them flush to the front panel after adjustments.   This amp woke up my sub compared to the old one.   There was no audible hums or pops with this amp compared to my old plate amp that would give an audible bump when I would turn the ceiling fan off at the light switch when leaving the room.   I am happy with this amp.Cons:The blue LED is waaaay to bright.  When the amp is in standby mode the LED will dim slightly but unless you actually watch the LED change, you would think it never went into standby.   The LED needs to either turn off or change to red when off.   To fix this problem I first tried to sharpie over the LED but just ended up putting electrical tape over it.   Don't place amp on high vibration area, the top panel will vibrate.  
Date published: 2014-01-07

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Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable

where is the Dayton sub amp made?

Asked by: misslr
The SA1000 was manufactured in China. The designer of the amp was Bob Carver, and was licensed by him for use by Dayton Audio.
Answered by: Eric Chandler
Date published: 2014-06-03

Since low frequencies have 2 chs. of info wouldn't the music presentation have better, separation, focus etc., with two of these amps powering two separate dayton 8 ohm 12" subs (box 2.6 sb) Would two sa230 amps sound better then one sa1000, same subs?

Asked by: KJJJJJJ
Unfortunately no, the SA230 will only provide about 115 watts to each sub being at 8 ohms. The SA1000 will provide close to 500 for each with them wired in parallel. You will not benefit at all having two separate amps over one in this case.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-21

Is there a performance difference between the Dayton Audio SA1000 and the similar plate amp (Dayton Audio SPA1000 1000W Subwoofer Plate Amplifier).  thx

Asked by: mbolek
The performance is no different although the SA1000 has the inclusion of a switchable subsonic filter which the SPA1000 does not have.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-17

i recently purchased this amp and the UM12. i want to make sure i wire it right, because i have seen a few different ways to do it. i wasn't sure if they were single or dual setups. i currently have the single setup....

Asked by: firstprojectforme
The UM 12 is a dual voice coil woofer, 2 ohms per coil. These will need to be wired in series for a 4 ohm load, then wired to only on set of outputs on the amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-27

I have a AV123 MFW-15 sub whose replacement amp is now in the pre-death major hum phase and no longer hooked up. While the original amp which was rated at 350 watts RMS, will the SA1000 be a good replacement and not blow the driver if set correctly?

Asked by: Catbuttfarm
This amplifier will have no trouble driving that amplifier. A larger amplifier will not blow the driver is as you said, it is set and used correctly. The amp is certainly capable of it, but if the driver is not pushed to where it is straining, or distorting, bottoming out etc then it should do well.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-03-11

I Am Looking To Bye Two Dayton Audio 8" Reference Series HO Subwoofer And Cabinet Package In A Sealed Cabinet Will This Amp Work Thank You

Asked by: Ron8773
Yes this amp will work for two of those subs as long as they are wired in series for an 8 ohm load.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-21


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