It is currently Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:47 am
Carver Speaker Discussions and Questions
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:29 pm
Location: The west's most mid-western town, Scottsdale, Arizona
The reason you blew it is that although your Plats can take 1200W peaks, they can't take anything like that sustained before burning up the ribbon or the voice coils in the woofers. That's why the slow blow fuse. Your amp can put out about 50V/channel before clipping. Because it's a load invariant amp, it will continue to put out that 50V no matter what the load is. Now, Ohms law say E (volts) = I (amps) ∙ R (ohms). If your load is 4Ω and your voltage is 50 at clipping, current is 12.5A at clipping.
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests