Summary: About 5 years ago after Boston Acoustics stopped making their outdoor bass speaker I bought it to use in a home I thought I was buying. Unfortunately the economy decided otherwise and I never purchased the SA1 amplifier. On a couple of different occasions I searched for the item but it could not be found and was also out of production.
Pros: I decided to integrate the SA1 with the woofer in my home theater system. 1. Easy hookup using a trigger and a second bass output from my existing receiver and a Reference Furman. 2. No hum and powerful bass. 3. Integrated into an all Martin-Logan speaker system beautifully as a side woofer.
Summary: this amplifier is very good.have it hooked up to two boston prisub 85 in-ceiling subwoofers and hits way harder than my single 10" floor sub ever could.this amplifier has two seperate amp channels.at 230watts rms each channel for 460 total watts of rms power.each channel is 4 ohm capable.very flexible wiring capability.Even with the high power ratings it hits so hard and clean i am just amazed with this unit.I have mine mounted in the wall so it is a flush mount;for very...
Summary: This subwoofer amplifier and its twin from Snell are very good, reliable products. This is my second and powers an in-wall Snell subwoofer used with a Snell IW-K7 in-wall array. The Snell satellites are driven by a Pioneer SC63 receiver. The room is approximately 2200 cubic feet. The original SA-1 is perhaps ten or more years old and is used with second generation Technics THX subwoofers which present a four ohm load.
Pros: It just plain works without difficulty
Cons: In my opnion, it would be nice to have both adjustable low pass and high pass filters for some of the more challenging passive subwoofers
Summary: I have this amp running boston pri85 subs(two in ceiling).and it pounds them.As a technical note i contacted boston prior to buying this to make shure it would run two subs.It does what people dont know is this amp has two sub channels,both are seperate 4 ohm capable channels,running at max 210 watts rms on each channel for a total of 420 watts rms for two speakers.this is a nice feature and makes wiring two subwoofers extremely versitile.either 8 ohms or 4 ohms on each...
Summary: I purchased this amp to drive a pair of custom built subs; not Boston Acoustics. I picked up a "Like New" model, it was. Set up could not be easier with the exception that I had to provide RCA pugs to connect to my Yamaha integrated amp. Runs like a champ; clean looks and clean sound. Great value.