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How do I connect the AVA250 to my Tempest (1 Viewer)

Greg Foan

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Hello All,

Well....the enclosure is built and it's time to connect Amp to driver. I know that it's supposed to be a simple feat....but can someone explain EXACTLY how I'm supposed to connect the two? I don't want to screw things up this close to the finish line.

Thanks,
Greg
 

Greg Foan

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Oh yeah.....will 12 gauge speaker wire be acceptable for the job? What type of connectors should I use?
Thanks Again,
Greg
 

Chris Tsutsui

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12 gauge is plenty, you can use crimp connectors (I use audioquest) or you can directly solder the connectors (What I did with my tempest).

Your tempest driver has 2 separate input terminals, each with + and - signs on a black cardboard.



First, separate a short length of 12 gauge wire so you have 2 separate single wires long enough to connect one terminal to the other.

Connect the two inputs (voice coils) positive to positive and negative to negative using the 2 short wire strands. This is parallel wiring so that if a current goes to one input terminal it goes to both of them.

Then take the wire from the plate amp or speaker terminal and connect it to one of the input terminals. + to + and - to -.

You could use zip ties (I used excess dynamat xtreme putty) to secure the wires so they don't move around.
 

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