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     SteveM updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago 1 Member · 10 Posts
  • SteveM

    Member
    December 19, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Looking for suggestions for a small 2.1 amp to power a set of passive Dinas. Ether off the shelf or DIY. 

  • TVOR-Ceasar

    Member
    December 19, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Are you looking for a pre-made unit or to put something together, like a board or two from someone like PE or AliExpress?

  • SteveM

    Member
    December 20, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Either. DIY is fine.  Only requirement is that it have a built in crossover for the subs on the Dinas.  Thank you. 

  • DrDan

    Member
    December 25, 2021 at 4:08 am

    Did you build the passive Dinas with the crossover in the build? If yes, you could drive the speakers with a 2 channel amp. I have a SMSL A12 on mine and its 80w per channel produce a lot of bass.

  • SteveM

    Member
    December 27, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    @drdan No I did not include the cross over.  I have a small 2.1 Chinese made amp that I can use with it but was looking to see if there might be other amps out there that would be better. 

  • 123Toid

    Administrator
    December 29, 2021 at 6:31 am

    @stevem This is where I really like the Arylic 2.1.  You can actually determine the crossover and slopes via computer software.  It is pretty awesome for that. Supposedly, it can handle 2ohms as well. I have never tested that though.  

  • SteveM

    Member
    December 29, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    @123toid This is a perfect solution for me.  I have been wanting to get into DSP and this seems light enough for a beginner. How would you suggest attaching both subs (L+R) to this? 

  • 123Toid

    Administrator
    December 30, 2021 at 8:01 am

    @stevem 

    Well you have two options.  The first is (assuming the passive crossover version), just running these full-range and equing it.  The second, you could use with either version of the Dinas and that would be biamping the Dinas.  So take the L and power the top half of the left Dinas and the R to power the right half.  Then parallel the subwoofers together and running them of the subwoofer out. Supposedly that amplifier will handle 2 ohm.  If it doesn’t you can still run it this way, but you would need to wire the subwoofers in series. 

  • SteveM

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 12:31 am

    @123toid Just got the Arylic 2.1 in the mail after watching your review of it. Will let you know what I think after I get it hooked up.  

  • SteveM

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    So I put it on an old shelf of aluminum and threw on some feet and fired it up.  It sounds pretty good, i have to say.  I like it so much I want to run a set of mini dinas with it. Did you ever come up with plans for a mini set of Dinas? Where the base would be a separate box? If you have please let me know.

     

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