Using both channels for sub out

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  1. JeffTodd

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    I am using an old Aiwa DPL receiver to power my SVS based DIY sub.

    Currently I have the sub out from my AVR225 running to the inputs on the back of the Aiwa using a Y splitter. And then from one of the channels I have a wire running to the input termninal on the sub.

    My question: Am I able to utilize both left and right outputs from the Aiwa? My initial thought is that this would more than likely be bad somehow....but I can't resist the urge to pump twice the power into the sub.

    It probably won't work, but I had to ask..

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lyden

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    im not sure its a good idea to bridge the chanels on a reciver i tryed that once an i fried all the fuses but it was an old reciver. i dont think you can use both chanels on one sub unless it can be uses as a passive sub then maybe..
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Jeff,

    Lynden is right. You can’t connect to amplifier channels to the same speaker or voice coil without causing some serious damage to the amplifier. You would have to have a DVC sub or two subs.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. JeffTodd

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    Excellent.....that's what I figured, but it didn't hurt to ask. Thanks for the help guys. Looks like I need to save for a proper plate amp.
     

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