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.  
List Price$549.99
Regular Price$398.60
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Part # 300-811
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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
    (30 Reviews)
  • Weight30.8 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    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 4.3 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 have 2 PN 295-472 driving with a Crown xls1500. Would this be a better Sub amp or about the same for my H/T room?

Asked by: evertune
You are getting roughly 525 watts on each channel of the Crown right now. You would have to wire the subs in series if you only had one of the Dayton amps which would produce only about 250 watts to each sub. If you got two Daytons you would have about twice the power output you have now, but getting a second Crown would do the same thing as well assuming you bridged them.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-09

How come its showing 308.00 regular price and 350.00 sale price?

Asked by: danowood
cuz it actually says $398, the strike thru makes it look like $308
Answered by: Dr Drew
Date published: 2014-11-30

So connecting 2 Titanic MK4 subs to this in parallel or series would produce either a 8ohm 500watt load or 2ohm 2000watt load. The first is not enough power to properly run the subs and the other is unstable for this amp, correct? 

Asked by: LRSN
Technically yes. The 8 ohm load will work but the subs will have limited output capability. A 2 ohm load will cause the amp to shut down immediately. We generally recommend one amp on each sub for the most output capability, unless you were to use something like a Behringer NU1000/NU3000 and run one sub off each channel.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-12

Recently purchased the Dayton Audio 15" subwoofer combo kit, included the mdf knockdown diy enclosure.  I also purchased the Dayton Audio plate amp spa-1000.  Will the 10"×10"×3" amp profile reduce performance,  taking up internal box volume vs rack mt? 

Asked by: azamudio10
The plate amplifier will take up a small amount of volume, but it will not be enough to make any kind of audible difference in performance.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-30

Who does the warranty work on this item and how about when it is out of warranty?

Asked by: Uncle Al
This item has a 1 year warranty through Parts Express. Once the warranty is up and something should happen, we can still repair these amplifiers at only the cost of shipping to and from our facility.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-30

The description says it can be rack mounted.  Does it come with the brackets to mount?  Also, will it require mounting in the rear?  My rack only has brackets in the front.

Asked by: SkulliWulli
Yes this does include rack mount brackets, rear rack rails are not required.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-09


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