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Post Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:44 am

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I have to say when Rabbit decided to do this setup, I was very sceptical about what it would sound like. Man, was I floored. That was one sweet sounding rig. 18 woofers and 28 feet of ribbons can sure put out a lot of sound. The Sunfire barely got warm too.
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Post Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:00 am

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TNRabbit wrote:I didn't know at the time how to run parallel RCA inputs between channels, so yes, there were 3 speakers all on each channel. Looked a little something like this:

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No seriously, I cut some of the wire off each one then twisted them all together. It wasn't pretty...

And yes, the TGP-IV has Stereo mode. That's where I use it almost exclusively.


That was funny.

I was thinking that would be how you would do it but didn't know if there was another alternative.

So beside ohms, how many watts did you think you were pushing? I just bet those ribbons were singing!!
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Post Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:02 am

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Well, that could have been considered parallel operation I suppose, so I'm guessing at max volume somewhere in the neighborhood of 1600 watts per channel.
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Post Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:03 am

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And......damn nice lookin legs too :lol: Doesn't the "path of least resistance" factor come into play when three spkr. leads are just twisted together and connected to a single terminal. I would think that the speaker with the lowest resistance or the one with the heaviest gauge cable would receive the greater amount of signal/watts/current ?? Y/N ?? :?
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Post Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:13 am

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To a point, yes. The Originals were the lowest overall Resistance, but they are also the least efficient. It seemed pretty even, although the Originals were the lowest level by far. The AL-IIIs were the most strained at max volume.

Another pic:

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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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