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Old 06-30-07, 02:03 PM   #10
Redeemed
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Default Re: Thinking of selling some speakers...

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Originally Posted by Tr1cK
O....K. LOL.

For the center speaker, which I assume has one output from the amp, and two inputs to the speaker. The simple thing to do is run the + from the amp to one of the + on the speaker, run the - from the amp to the - on the other terminal, then run a single wire between the + of of the one terminal to the - of the other terminal. That is series wiring which will make the amp see it as a single speaker with an 8 ohm load. Much like this:




As for the full range boxes, wiring isn't generally as tricky as you think. Tweeters typically don't throw the ohm load off much. I would highly recommend getting a $20 multimeter from anywhere (I got mine from an auto parts store) and check the ohm loads while building the setup.

Here is an article on wiring and ohm loads:
http://www.termpro.com/articles/spkrz.html

For crossovers, I would only really worry about it on your stuff like midranges and tweeters. A simple passive crossover consisting of a single capacitor each will probably be sufficient.
Check this link:http://www.bcae1.com/passxovr.htm

I would get into it more with you, but I have to get ready to go to the Richmond Indy race today.
Hey thanks- that's great info. I'll go ahead and wire my center like that. I appreciate that input.

Would you mind assisting me with this a bit later once you have more time? You really do seem to know what you're talking about, and I'm open to all the advice I can get. In the mean time, I'll read through those links you provided.

Thanks again Trick.

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Originally Posted by betterdan
I just want to know what that can labeled "Size does matter" is doing on your equalizer, and what exactly is it?
It's a mug holder. It has a picture of a pickup truck with a lift kit and mud tires- and it says "PICKUP TRUCKS PROVE THAT SIZE DOES MATTER!". I bought that at a local monster truck show a few years back.
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