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How long has your current sub lasted?

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I'm considering to buy a new active sub. I'm interested in knowing how much life span I can expect from today's decent active subs because most of today's subs are powered by D-class amps and I've read that due to their design, they are not expected to last as much as A/B amps. (Is this true?) If today's active subs are expected to last only a few years (2+ years), I don't think I want to invest too much in one.

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Klipsch RW-10d--------11 years---new---class D

Klipsch RSW-10d------10 years---new---class D

Klipsch RT-10d(2)------10 years---used--class D

Revel B15------------------15 years---used--class A/B

SVS SB-13 Plus-----------7 years---used---class D---replaced amp board 3 years ago, no charge from SVS

 

Bill

 

 

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Sw115... at least 6 years, perhaps a bit longer.

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I have a little Klipsch sub from the HD 500 series and it is still going strong over 10 years.

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JBL 15" 400W sub ... 4 years

Dayton Audio 15" sub ... 6 months ... OK; it's a new "build" with an external 1000W amp. :D  Sure it will last for years :D 

Subs with build in amps seem to have a shorter lifetime :( but no clue :( 

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I would think Class D based subs that are cooler running and typically less parts would last longer than A/B amp based subs.  

Considering the amount of vibration though, it'll likely have to do with the quality of that amp not being shaken up and rattled apart.

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6.5 years on the Cinema F-20 and less than a year on the TH-Spud clones, but I know they ran for several years in Rudy's rig before moving over to mine.

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definitive technology pf1500,  doing great since 1996.  & if the amp or woofer dies, def tech will likely replace it for free!  best customer service in the business!

 

 

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