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So a little over a year ago a buddy gave me a Sunfire True Junior subwoofer with a beefy 8" driver. The driver and passive radiator are in great shape. The issue is the amp is shot. It just gives a slight hum when turned on and no bass. So I took it my usual audio repair place and the guy who has fixed many items for me is at a loss. It has very proprietary design and he cant get access to any design to fix the issue so after a year of trying he emailed me to let me know he cant fix it and to come pick it up. Now there is a guy I found online who used to work for Sunfire and now owns the company or title to the Sunfire name and has direct access to Bob Carver. He charges $280 straight fee to fix any Sunfire amp better than new. Now I'm not sure what to do. Do I fork over three Benjamin's to ship and repair this amp on a sub that is approaching 20 years of age. Or can I buy an amp with same plate dimensions and just attach to the box and use that. Driver is a 3.3 ohm attached to a 1200 watt amp but from what I hear it only uses 300 watts at 8ohms typically. I've known the owner since he bought the sub 20 years ago and to say this sub has never been driven hard is an understatement. He listens to light jazz, Sinatra, Perry Como at normal volumes. I would hate to just toss out the sub when the drivers are in great shape. So do I buy a replacement amp at say 300 watts, do I buy a sub kit from parts express, can I put the driver in my Def Tech Prosub 800 which also has an 8" driver or do I fork over 300 to have the amp repaired.