• 03-28-2007, 08:42 PM
    Question on Marantz MA-500
    Would it be possible to bridge 2 MA-500 and power an SVS 20-29CS passive sub? The SVS specs read:
    Power handling, 500 watts RMS. 4 Ohm load.

    The specs on the MA-500 read

    Bridged mode (2 x MA-500)
    Continuous power output (RMS)
    8ohm20 Hz - 20 kHz <.1% THD 360 W

    EIA Dynamic power
    8 ohm500 W
    4 ohm 600 W

    I don't profess to know what all this means so any help on the subject would be apprciated.
  • 03-29-2007, 02:06 PM
    The power handling on the SVS may be 500W, but you don't really need that much to make this sub sing. Isn't the MA500 a mono amp in the first place? Why would you want to use more than one of these and add that much complexity?
  • 03-30-2007, 06:21 AM
    Thanks for the reply
    As it turns out a 20-39 PCI came up on the SVS B-stock page and I grabbed it. It has a 320 watt integrated Bash amp. I didn't know how hungry their passive subs are so I went to the powered side for simplicity. As you said... why build in the complexity.