Anyone blown a shiva?

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  1. AlexKunec

    AlexKunec Stunt Coordinator

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    Im running a PE 250w amp to an adire shiva driver.

    My house seems to shake quite a bit.

    Im worried that I might blow my driver.

    Has anyone blown a shiva before?
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I believe the Shiva white paper rates it at 650 watts running 2 voice coils in parallel. But, I remember the Adire website used to tell how they tested it well above that and that the amp gave out before the Shiva did.
    At 250 watts, your Shiva wont break a sweat. [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael Do

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    What kind of box is it in? I don't have a Shiva but I have blown a 12" DVC with 450W in a PR box because. If you have an infrasonic filter then you shouldn't worry.
     
  4. Rudy H

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    I've shut down my 300-794 amp a few times but my 15inch DVC didn't ever break a sweat.
     
  5. John Molen

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    I have blown both of the coils on a 12inch Shiva.

    I was driving it with Adire's HS500 plate amp.
     
  6. Jeff Mills

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    Power isnt the only thing that will blow your shiva. That little dial on the back of your amp that most people call a volume knob is actually a gain. If you crank that too high, you can cause the amp to clip resulting in a distorted signal. This distorted signal (Well under the 650 watts) can actually blow your sub.

    In short, make sure you dont have the gain cranked too high and you will be fine. Also if you hear the sub bottoming out, or breaking up. Turn the gain down.
     

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