How to drive my DIY Subwoofer?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan Hine, Jun 22, 2001.

  1. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

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    Hello all,
    I haven't actually built it yet, but should be soon. My question though, is how do I drive it? I have 2 older pro-logic receivers laying around that I am not using. But they say "8ohm minimum". Would this represent a problem with say, a 6 ohm woofer? I'm not too worried about it being a simple matter of power, no matter what It will be a step up from what I have (an 8" 75watt RadioShack sub). I just don't want to hurt anything or anyone. And any tips for a DIY newbie would gladly be welcome. Thanks in advance!
    Dan
     
  2. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    Using a 8ohm amp with a 6ohm driver will usually be Ok. If they're DPLs...then they likely have plenty of *protection* built in. So even if you do overload them...they'll just pop a fuse or shut themselves off.
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