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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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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, 60/50 Hz • Stand-by power rating: 120V 24W; 230V 18.4W • Weight: 28 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
    (30 Reviews)
  • Weight30.8 lbs.
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Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable
Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent AmpI've had my Dayton Audio SA1000 a couple of weeks now and am very satisfied. I had to replace my plate amplifier on my JBL 1500 array subwoofer due to poor components and early failure. Sealed up the box and replaced with this external rack amplifier and the sound is better than ever.
Date published: 2014-09-05
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
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Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable

i want to relocate the sa1000 away from reciever and run input off speaker leads. is there a line level converter you suggest.

Asked by: sharkys way
Any line level converter recommended for use with subwoofer amplifiers (e.g. in a car audio system) should be fine with this amplifier.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-02-17

I have a jbl sub enclosure with a 12 inch driver and external crossover. Would this amp da-sa1000 be a good fit or would you recommend something else Thanks

Asked by: Dano 0809
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-11

So can I hook up one 4ohm speaker to each speaker output on the back of this amp? 

Asked by: broncfn333
No, the total load for both sets of terminals together cannot be less than 4 ohms.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-27

I have 2 15" vega's that I was going to hook up the dayton 300-811 as it has 2 speaker outputs... will that be ok?

Asked by: broncfn333
Across the two speaker outputs, the combined load should not be less than 4 ohms nominal. That means that you can connect two 8-ohm subwoofers or only one 4-ohm subwoofer (since each time you double the number of speakers connected, the impedance is decreased by half).
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-01-26

I'm curious about the "standby power rating".It says 24W. Is that when it's turned off but on standby?If you have it turned way down but still producing sound, what kind of power does it draw? I don't want to pop a breaker with my other component on too

Asked by: biggal76
standby power rating at idle is around 200mA
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-02-03

hello ! I am thinking of getting 4 dayton classic 15 " and use in an infinite baffle. will it work with this amp

Asked by: Mikevkr
The SA230 amplifer will probably be a better choice for your application. Drivers used in an infinite baffle have more limited mechanical power handling, and even though the quad of 15" Classic woofers will handle 400W RMS thermally, you are likely to overdrive the suspension of these drivers with that much power. The SA230 will be adequate.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-01-23
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