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series connection for shakers....

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Eric Samonte, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Eric Samonte

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    For the experts out there, I have a question. I currently am running 2 50 watt 4 ohm Aura shakers per channel connected in series to make 8 ohms. Is there a way to connect 3 of these on one channel. If I remember right, one can put in a resistor in the series connection to make 16 ohms which wouldn't harm the amp. Or am I wrong all over?
     
  2. DavidLW

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    You would be better off connecting all three in series to get 12 Ohms rather than add a resistor to get 16 Ohms.

    If you want to work at it, what you need to do is create 2 16 Ohms load and hook them up in pararell. Another words, you need to add a 12 Ohm resistor to the single shaker and an 8 Ohm resister to the two shakers in series. Then hook up the two 16 Ohm loads in pararell. The amp will now see about 8 Ohms. I don't know if the added resister will have any effect on the output of the shakers.
     
  3. PaulT

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    What is the amp? If you connect one shaker in series with 2 paralleled your load will be 6 ohms.

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    most amps shouldn't mind a 6 ohm load.
     
  4. Eric Samonte

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    Hey thanks for the reply guys. Paul, its just a stereo receiver so I believe anything below 8 ohm will kill it. David, I don't know why I didn't think of that in the first place. I got them running now in said config. Thanks a bunch again!
     

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