WOOFER POSSIBILITIES?

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WOOFER POSSIBILITIES?

Post by Asoundpainter » Mon May 17, 2010 8:04 pm

What would happen if I put 3 X 8 OHMS PER SIDE? Change the Q I know but what about the sound? Someone has to of tried this! Fess up as I'd like to know from someone whose already tried! Come on Carverites! Share the experience............

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Re: WOOFER POSSIBILITIES?

Post by TNRabbit » Mon May 17, 2010 8:47 pm

Are you talking about the Silvers?

The crossover would have to changed, at a MINIMUM.
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Re: WOOFER POSSIBILITIES?

Post by BillD » Tue May 18, 2010 4:13 pm

Well, I'd certainly drive them directly without an internal crossover (use an active or you will, as Gary said, need to change the crossover, because the load will be different). Nominal resistance of 2.67Ω is pretty low when it is in the power band (down low).
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Re: WOOFER POSSIBILITIES?

Post by Asoundpainter » Tue May 18, 2010 7:07 pm

Thank you for the input. What about new crossovers? I still want the ribbons I rebuilt to be incorporated. Kinda simple situation but with Carver thats only a starting point! Help if you can...

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Re: WOOFER POSSIBILITIES?

Post by TNRabbit » Tue May 18, 2010 9:23 pm

Please share exactly what you have & what you're attempting or would like to accomplish; I'm not following what you want to do~
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
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Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: WOOFER POSSIBILITIES?

Post by Asoundpainter » Tue May 25, 2010 8:04 pm

Thanks for the reply. I acquired some Silver's a while back and the woofers are toast. One of the ribbons was damaged i.e. magnets detached and ripped right though the kapton/alu membrane. Rebuilt complete with Dave's help ~ Thank you Dave!! Anyway, have a old Rane 3 way x-over stereo but have to get an acceptable low end going. Bass bins are gone - used to be play music. Looking for waf for the subs I suppose and suggested crossover points if my Rane is to be used. Other than that just trying to enjoy the music!

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