Can I bridge the stereo power on my Onkyo TX-8511?

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  1. James C. Jr.

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    Hi,

    I'm considering building a subwoofer this summer and would like to save myself some money and power it with an Onkyo TX-8511 stereo receiver I have laying around. Its a 100x2 watt receiver, but I don't know if I can bridge that power. I wouldn't be cranking it up to high, but I don't want to make any mistakes by hooking things up improperly. Can I bridge the power on this receiver? If so, how should I hook it up?

    Jim
     
  2. Randall Duncan

    Randall Duncan Stunt Coordinator

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    Oh good! Another TX-8511 owner! ...Ummm... I would not
    recommend you even think about bridging a stereo receiver
    of any kind. I did once and I got sparks and smoke (it
    was a cheap receiver). Although, it's worth a try when it
    comes to the TX-8511, because it will probably shut down
    before any damage is caused. Even my old Technics SA-EX110
    had the automatic protection circuitry... But still, I don't
    recommend bridging a stereo receiver... Maybe a power amp.
    Even if you bridge the inputs as well as the outputs you can
    cause unexpected damage and excessive heat, and it can often
    be a fire hazard. I learned the hard way with an old modified
    JVC stereo receiver.
     
  3. Jon Torres

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    You don't need to bridge the power. Just get yourself a dvc driver and run one channel to each voice coil. You'll get 200 watts out of it, which is pretty close to the pe250.
     
  4. Randall Duncan

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    Ooh! Why didn't I think of that!? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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