Jump to content

Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

- - - - -

Really stupid speaker building/xover question...

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Chuck Bogie

Chuck Bogie

    Second Unit

  • 397 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 14 2003

Posted June 12 2003 - 03:19 AM

Okay - looks like the guys who write the books make the speakers first, then they choose the amps... Here's what I'm thinking about for the first speaks for me (starting on a line array for a friend's basement - hey, I've got dock, deck and hot tub privileges there! - next weekend!): My speaks are gonna be semi-budget 3-way+ towers... Here's what I'm thinking... PE has some tweets in their flier for about $9 each. 4 ohms. They've also got some sealed mids for about $6 or so. 4 ohms too. For the low end, I'm going to use a pair of Dayton 10" woofs paralleled (4 ohm/unit - the tweet and mid are both pretty efficient, and I'm thinking that if I can stack the two woofs, I may gain a little there, and not have to pad down the tweet/mid quite so much) in a sealed arrangement (top "box" will then end up a little over two cubic feet). For the "+" ultra low end, a 250 watt plate amp and a sub to be named later, tuned to 20hz or so. Will likely do a fairly simple 3-way 2nd order crossover, and use the plate amp's xover (125hz 6db going up) for the low end. I'm guessing that cost/speaker, not counting MDF and xover components (ca-ching...) will be in the area of $300ish. So, here's the stupid question... With those three four ohm units, how do I end up with an 8 ohm load so that I don't do nasty things to my old amp?

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

Patrick Sun

    Studio Mogul

  • 38,122 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 30 1999

Posted June 12 2003 - 04:19 AM

You can't. You simply don't turn up the volume when playing those speakers with that amp.
"Jee-sus, it's like Iwo Jima out there" - Roger Sterling on "Mad Men"
Patcave | 2006 Films | 2007 Films | Flickr | Comic-Con 2012 | Dragon*Con 2012

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users