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Old December 18th, 2013, 10:05 PM
eddieg07410 eddieg07410 is offline
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VTF -2 MK3

I have had this sub for about 4 or 5 yearts. It has always served me well and sounded better than any sub that I had before. Recently, problems developed that were diagnosed as caused by the amplifier, which now needs to be fixed or replaced for 210 bucks. Four or five years for an amplifier doesn't seem very long. I have power amps that are 20 years old and still going strong. I have seen many of these BASH amps needing replacement. Is this normal for a plate amplifier? If so and it looks liike I will be replacing the amp every for or five years, should I go for the cheaper Dayton Amp rather than HSU current replacement power amp. That would cost me only 129. The downside is it only 250 watts verses the 300 watt BASH I now have.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 2:12 PM
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Yes it stinks. BASH amplifiers are known to not last as long as traditional amplifiers. I guess that's to be expected when the components are being vibrated while in use.

1. I would make sure I have at least the same if not greater output in the replacement amp. Without the same or greater wattage it's likely not going to sound as good when pushed.

2. If it's not a plug and play replacement or very close to it, it doesn't matter how inexpensive it is. I don't want to spend my time enlarging holes or making a adapter.

3. $100 over five years is $20/year. Not a huge amount of money in the grand scheme of things.

4. Have you considered trying to repair the amplifier you have? These amplifiers often have the same component(s) that fail over and over. If you are handy with a soldering iron you might be able use the web to describe your symptoms, find out what is likely bad, order up replacement parts and see if that fixes the problem. My guess is that is that shipping will cost as much as the parts themselves...so if it doesn't work you'll be out $20ish bucks.
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