Get your questions answered from other customers
who own this product or have experience with it.
If your question requires design or troubleshooting information,
please email email@example.com
for a prompt reply.
Dayton Audio SA230 230W Subwoofer Amplifier
There are high level input on this sub amp, which is the high pass (hz and db/octave) output frequency ?
line in ===line line out... NO x'over!!!
Date published: 2012-08-28
Does the LFE input bypass the crossover on this amp?
Yes, LFE input relies on filtering from the receiver or input source.
Date published: 2012-11-05
is it possible to get Rack mount bracket?
Hi, it's possible if similar size brackets from another product can be found. If not, get a 3u panel and have a machine shop mill the opening. Then you could use angle brackets to attach the amp. Bob
Date published: 2012-01-18
why 2 inputs for the 12vdc trigger?
yah, the manual does not even explain: I believe they are for in and out, daisy-chaining to other equipment. Most high-end audio equipment I have owned detects auto-on thru singal input. But this way you can program the equipment to turn on/off when needed, usually for studio or performance based control.
Date published: 2012-01-20
sufficient power sa230
would this 230 watt amp succesfully power Polk Audio MM1240 SVC 4 ohm --------- rms/thermal 425/800 ???is sa230 rated watts Same as RMS watts ---- and is sa230 CEA-2006 compiant??
Date published: 2013-02-26
I know this is advertised as a subwoofer amp, but I don't see any rated frequency response listed.I'm looking to replace the OEM amps in my Klipsch KSP400s which are rated for 10hz-75hz.Can this amp faithfully reproduce the sub-20hz range?
Like all of our Dayton subwoofer amplifiers, this amp has a built in subsonic filter at about 18 Hz. So the actual frequency response is ~18-180 Hz depending on where the low pass crossover knob is set.
Date published: 2012-10-18
Can I run only Left or Right input to this amp?
My receiver has a subwoofer output, but very little control over the x-over and not much in the way of processing. I am using this as much for music as home theater and would like to use the adjustable x-over and bass boost on the amp. Do I need to run a splitter in order to hook up both the left and right inputs on the amp or will it use only the left or right input alone? I prefer to use as few connections as possible so it would be nice if I only needed one cable from the subwoofer output to the amp. Thanks!
The catalog sheet does not indicate a mono mode, so I can only assumeyou must mix L+ R channels with " Y " adapter patch cords. Signal loss would be minimal.
Date published: 2013-02-10
Are the line level outputs put through a high-pass filter?
I looked at the manual (last revised 3/16/2011) and it doesn't mention anything about the line level outputs. Are they a pass-through of the line level inputs or are they high-passed at the crossover frequency?
The line level outs on the SA230 are not high passed and are full range.
Date published: 2013-10-13
What is the Q on the bass boost?
I would like to model a new subwoofer build i'm planning and it would be advantageous to know what the Q on the bass boost is so the model can be as accurate as possible.
The Q of the bass boost will be approximately 0.5.
Date published: 2012-07-13
How well will this amp power 4 Aura Bass Shakers?
Right now I'm running 4 Aura Pro Bass Shakers in Series/Parallel of a Dayton Audio APA150 and I'm not pleased with the results. I have to turn the gain to past 3/4 and turn the subwoofer level to +12 on my Onkyo TX-Nr609 receiver to feel the shakers at all. Will this amp provide me with better results since I'll be giving each bass shaker more watts.
Well - there are a number of factors. 1) How much shaking do you want? 2) Are the shakers installed where they will have the most effect? 4 is a good number for maintaining impedance. The amp you are using is good as is the SA230. I think what it comes down to is setup. If you can give some more details....
Date published: 2012-09-19
hi i have a yamaha receiver 7.2 how do i hook up the amp to sub the output on the yam is one and the output on the amp is 2 ? do you have a video that shows how to hook up amps instead of the features/ thanks in advance
You will simply have to take the output from the receiver and plug it into the LFE input on the subwoofer amplifier, which is to the right of the line level inputs.
Date published: 2014-02-21
Would this be a suitable replacement for the dead amp in my Monitor Audio ASW210? It's a pair of 10" 8 ohm woofers. I've seen some writing about "continuous polarity reversal" and "push-pull" design, but they seemed parallel to me.
As long as the final impedance load is 4 ohms this amplifier will work fine.
Date published: 2014-02-27
I have an older Velodyne CT 150 15 inch subwoofer with a blown amp(250-300 watts.4ohm driver). Will this amp be a good replacement? I love room filling bass I can feel. Will this amp do the job?
This amp should have no problem powering that woofer to similar output levels as the original amplifier.
Date published: 2014-03-03