Can I power 2 bass shakers with 1 amp channel?

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  1. Frank Frandsen

    Frank Frandsen Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a extra 150 watt channel on my marantz mm9000 amp with a level control. Is it possible to wire both bass shakers in to it with the level turned down? Each shaker can only handle 25 watts so I don't want to blow them up.

    thanks for any advise,

    Frank
     
  2. jeff lam

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    Sure,

    Wire them in series(+ of the 1st to - of the second) use the unconnected + and - leads to connect to your amp. This will increase the impedance to 8 ohms total and will be much easier on your amp. Try this and adjust the level to the desired amount. Just DO NOT wire them in parallel(+ to +,- to -, and +/- overall to the amp. This will drop your impedance to 2 ohms and will almost surely drive your amp hot and eventially to a busted channel.
     
  3. NathanP

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    Ditto!
     

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