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.
  • 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, 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
    (31 Reviews)
  • Weight30.8 lbs.
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    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable
Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable is rated 4.3226 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very versatile sub amp.The best amp of it's kind. I have two of them powering stereo subwoofers in my home theater system
Date published: 2015-05-18
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
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Dayton Audio SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable

I need to know the slope of the subsonic filter. Instructions only say -3 dB at 18Hz, but is it 2nd order? 4th order? Linkwitz-Riley? Butterworth? It is important to know when designing a bandpass subwoofer to prevent over-excursion below tuning.

Asked by: CJTucson

What is the lowest hz will play too? and is 30 the lowest for the low pass?

Asked by: killeralibi
This has a switchable subsonic filter at 18 Hz. With the filter on the amp will be 3 dB down at 18 Hz, with it off it will not be filtered.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-17

Is it possible to use this amplifier at 2 ohms?

Asked by: Hoove
No, this amplifier is only 4 ohm stable.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-26

I have a jl w7 12 the coil is 3 ohm but they still run them on thier 4 ohm amps single voice coil can yor amp work with that 

Asked by: Davidbyrd11
We do not recommend using these for any loads less than 4 ohms.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-26

Why is there two speaker terminal outputs?  Is this a mono amp?

Asked by: Boony Hop
This is a mono amplifier, the outputs are paralleled internally.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-22

I am building four, separate passive 4 ohm, 12 inch, sealed subwoofers to construct a swarm bass system for my living room. If I wire the four of them in series/parallel to maintain a 4 ohm load, would the SA1000 be a good choice?

Asked by: Woofy98102
This will certainly power four subwoofers but how well it will work depends on the model of sub used as well as enclosure alignment. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-21
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