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  1. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Judging by the test over at avs, the ep2500 in stereo at 4ohms and mono at 8ohms should have about the same power and thd. Is 4ohms going to be more stable because it is a pro amp? I would prefer to run it in 8ohm bridged so I only need to run one wire across the room. Another question - would...
  2. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    After reading a post here it occured to me to make doubly sure that I have my sub wired correctly. I have an OAudio plate amp wired to an IXL 15 2.2. Here is how I have it wired. It should be 4 ohms correct? Positive from amp to positive on VC 1. Negative from amp to negative on VC 2. One...
  3. Home Audio Subwoofers
    i am replacing a bad 10in driver in my celestion a6s. i am trying to determine which wire is + and -. the old driver does not have any marking on it's surface plate. the two wires that i removed are different colors.one is blue,the other is orange. the female connectors on these two wires are...
  4. System Setup and Connection
    I think I may be having issues with the line levels going between my sub amps. I'll be honest some of the systems I've been reading about here probably cost more than my Jeep, but I've collected an assortment of components throughout college. My question is whether I need some sort of line...
  5. DIY Speakers
    I have 2 12ohm resistors for a crossover design that I'm building, but need the end result needs to be 6ohm. Is there a way that I can wire these together to get a 6ohm load. PE did'nt have 6ohm resistors in stock when I bought them so I went this route thinking I could do this. Help is greatly...
  6. Home Audio Subwoofers
    This is no doubt a silly question but..... I will soon receive a Velodyne SMS-1. I have already purchased a subwoofer but have not connected it to my system. I intend to use it for a 2 channel music only system. the SMS-1 has a single RCA for input. How do I connect the outputs from my 2...
  7. System Setup and Connection
    I just built a new DIY subwoofer, and am powering it through a bridged EP1500. I have a crossover, and it would be sending the sub frequencies out in both the right and left channels, but the EP1500, when bridged, can only handle one channel for the input. Are the low frequencies all mushed...
  8. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I've got two subs that I'm using, a Sony Xplod in a 2.2cu ft box and a TC Sounds dB-500 in a 4.2 cu ft box. The Xplod is single voice coil @ 4 ohms and the db-500 is DVC @ 4 ohms each. The Xplod is corner loaded to the left and behind the seating position, and the dB-500 is to the right and...
  9. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hey all, First I would like to thank everyone for the input and apologize for the long post but I wanted to provide as much detail as possible to get the most useful info. First I will list questions I have and then after that will be listed specific details on each room’s requirements...
  10. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I have a room that is 16Lx10W with a 9' ceiling that I am building out as a home theater. I am getting ready to wire the room to support a 7/1 speaker system and was wondering the following: 1. What is best height to mount the speakers? 2. Should I center the side speakers (middle of the 16'...
  11. JVC
    hi my friend just gave me his Av-65wp74. he re-placed the convergence chips but he has all of the wires unpluged from the board except one. the others he removed from the tv. can anyone tell me the correct locations for the wires. i have the red,blue and green correct but need help with the...
  12. DIY Speakers
    I am new to the speaker building hobby and want to build a set of towers in a TMMWW format. I have been reading up on speaker impedance and have myself confounded. My question is this... If I wire the Mid and Woofer circuits to each pull an 8 ohm load, (i.e. 2-4 ohm mids wired in series and...
  13. Home Audio Subwoofers
    Re: Sub wiring - Line in 0r speaker Hi All, I'm a newbie to this forum and by no stretch of the imagination an audiophile:dunno: I am trying to put together my HT after a move and have been reading this post for some clues about my sub. It is a powered sub with only screw posts for right &...
  14. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Any members have experience with different structured wiring brands and products? Channel Vision On-Q Open House Leviton Here's the plan 6-7 zones: 2 RG-6 - Satellite DirecTV (per room) - not all rooms will have TVs, but that least they can 2 CAT 6 - gigabit ethernet/phone (per room)...
  15. System Setup and Connection
    I am putting a screen on the wall and all the components in a closet. I'm breaking into the walls to do the wiring, and I'd like not to have to do it again for a few years. I'm not sure what lines I should run from the closet to the TV. There will be speaker wire for the side and center...
  16. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have an older Denon DRA625RA receiver that is pre pro logic and is still in excellent trouble free shape. This receiver appears to be a four channel type(A and B speaker selection buttons). Currently it is driving a dual voice coil 12" sub with passive cross overs. The voice coils...
  17. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    In wiring a 2 channel amp to a dvc, do you run one channel to each coil? that just does not seem right.
  18. System Setup and Connection
    I have the Buttkicker lfe and I am running 2 transducers off of the BKA-1000-4a. I have an extra DVC 4ohm sub that I would like to hook into the system. Now the manufacturer say's you can run up to 4 shakers with this amp. If I use it for 3 what would be the best way to wire it up? I would think...
  19. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi; need some advice here please. Below is same as my IB cult thread post as of 10 minutes ago. Here is my question/request for advice: I routed the RH/LH/Ctr speaker wire in Dec-07 before I committed to this IB project, see those wires? The hanging ones have slack and I can route them "away"...
  20. Home Audio Speakers
    I was recently at my local "hi-end" speaker store and they were informing me that a single stereo in-ceiling speaker (1 woofer, 2 tweeters) can be rewired to be used as a dipole. Has anyone had experience with this? Exactly how do you do it? :help:
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