#1
I can't afford building an amp at the moment, but eventually I will.
I've built several hifi preamps and poweramps.

I'm thinking of building an amp with only a vol.pot, poweramp, cabinet and drivers.

Distortion etc will be handled by a multieffect unit.

Poweramp
The cheapest option as poweramp goes would be to use Tripath's TA2024 digital amp.
Now, would that be enough to drive two 10-12" drivers? (TA2024 gives 2x10W/8ohm and 2x15W/4ohm)
The plan would be to feed this stereo amp with a mono signal and have one channel/driver.

The other option I'm thinking of is a poweramp based on the LM3886TF chip. This would give about 1x60W/8ohm.

I live in an apartement, so I can't play at very high levels anyway.

Drivers
What drivers are good/affordable?
I mainly play metal.


As for the cabinet, should it be open, closed, vented? Size?
I usually build with rather thick MDF
#2
running a 2x10 or 2x12 cab shouldn't be a problem, you can run a 4x12 off a 1w amp if you want.
EH


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#3
Quote by eddiehimself
running a 2x10 or 2x12 cab shouldn't be a problem, you can run a 4x12 off a 1w amp if you want.


That's good to know!

Any driver recommendations?