View Full Version : New Dayton class G amp- POW!

09-26-2008, 10:37 AM
I bought a Dayton 500 watt class G sub-woofer amp about three months ago. It is driving a single JBL 2241H(??) 18 inch driver in a 10 sq. ft. box.

I kept hearing small pops occassionally, but I assumed it was in the program material.

Last night I played a movie on 7.1 and the sub refused to play; the 115 volt power is on.

I hope this is not a dead amp...

I'm having a bunch of trouble with sub-powered amps lately - blown out two - each with a different receiver.

What gives?

09-26-2008, 10:57 AM
They're cheap-o amps, that's what gives. It's the JBL 2241 telling the amp "who is who here". Use a proper pro amp on a pro driver.

09-26-2008, 11:05 AM
Uhg - thanks!

I leave the power to the sub-amps on 24hrs. Is that a bad thing for G-style amps - electronics - besides contributing to so-called global warming?

I thought I read some where that deterioration of electronic components was, in part, a result of heat cylces - warm, cold, warm, cold, warm, cold, etc.

Is this bull?

09-26-2008, 11:23 AM
I'm not sure what this amp really puts out; "273 watts MAX 8 ohm, 500 watts MAX 4 ohm" but there is a reason they sell it for 240.00. I wouldn't expect it to hold up when trying to give serious drivers a workout. If they did, you'd see them in pro audio settings where they'd appreciate the low price.

09-26-2008, 12:12 PM
Wrong amp.

Mine is Class G - 1000 watts - 4 ohms, 500 watts - 8 ohms.

Anyway, I suppose it is now ZERO watts into 8 ohms.


I'm still gettign a driver popping noise when I switch the power on and off.

Niether componet LBL driver or amp was driven hard at any time.

09-26-2008, 12:23 PM
What is the continuous capability of the amp?
Anyway, seriously, just go for a solid pro amp and be done with it.
Look at the QSC PLX bridgeable units on partsexpress.com, for example.

09-26-2008, 02:24 PM
Are the QSCs better than the Crown XLSs? Do these have noisy fans? The noisy Crown fans blow.

The Dayton has a one year warranty; so you suppose this is China trash and I will have trouble in the future? The sonic qualities are good, no fan, runz ice cold.

09-26-2008, 04:39 PM
...I got the Dayton sub amp working now....

Wow, I'm glad that is OK....

09-26-2008, 04:52 PM
...I got the Dayton sub amp working now....

Wow, I'm glad that is OK....

Any idea what happened?


09-26-2008, 08:04 PM
...I got the Dayton sub amp working now....

Wow, I'm glad that is OK....

09-27-2008, 11:33 AM
No signal to power amp....

09-27-2008, 11:45 AM
Do what i and others have done - I have an MK Volkswoofer (which used to have a plate amp in it).
I put a blank metal plate where the plate amp used to be, and put a set of banana jacks there to feed the driver directly.
Then feed your sub with a classic power amp in bridged mono mode -
I've used an old Citation 22 - roughly 600 watts in mono.
Others have used Crown, JBL/UREI and similar amps with verified quality and specs.

You mileage may vary, but your sound will improve (grin)

09-27-2008, 03:52 PM
You mileage may vary, but your sound will improve (grin)