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Need help with subwoofer for home audio

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Hello all and thank you in advance for your help. This will be my first build and I'd like to build a new subwoofer for my home audio system. I'm flexible, but would like somewhere around 800-1000W to drive a 12" sub in a ported box, and to do this I plan to spend somewhere around $500 or so. I don't have a great idea of what a realistic budget is, so I'm flexible, just would like to keep costs down.

I need some help figuring out where to start. Could someone please point me in the direction of some good resources regarding amplifier selection specifically?

Thank you all.


Quick edit: I'm using an optical connection from my computer to a Yamaha RX-V677 receiver. If anyone has any resources regarding the best connection between the receiver and amplifier, that would also be great.

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How much space do you have?  Music or movies?


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Thank you for responding. Space isn't an issue and it'll be for both music and movies.

If you need dimensions for the space, then the box can be a maximum of 25 inches tall, and it doesn't really matter how wide it is. My main concern isn't the box because I have a very knowledgeable friend that will be able to help me with that.

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