ALS'S Terminal cups!

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Re: ALS'S Terminal cups!

Post by RichP714 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:15 am

maddmaxxx wrote:-...-i'm a little confused about wiring 3-4 woofers in series/paralell as to achieve 2 or 4 ohm R [as in originals/plats/silvers], when going to active x-overs
The originals look like (according to the schematic ) they're all in parallel...the schematic says 2.7 ohms. Are they 12 ohm drivers?

Regardless, you shouldn't have to re-wire the driver array, just take the two wires to the crossover and bypass it.

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Re: ALS'S Terminal cups!

Post by maddmaxxx » Thu May 08, 2008 7:00 pm

-the originals are 4 ohm x4 woofs

-the silvers/plats are 16 ohm x3 or 4 woofs

-pretty much originals are rated 4 ohm total

-sil/plats 8 ohm total [actualy 6.6 ohms]
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Re: ALS'S Terminal cups!

Post by RichP714 » Thu May 08, 2008 8:08 pm

maddmaxxx wrote:-the originals are 4 ohm x4 woofs

-the silvers/plats are 16 ohm x3 or 4 woofs

-pretty much originals are rated 4 ohm total

-sil/plats 8 ohm total [actualy 6.6 ohms]
The wiring diagram is wrong then....
anyway.

For 4 X 4 ohm drivers, wire the top two in series (for 8R), the bottom two in series (for 8R), and then the two arrays in parallel (back to 4R)

The wiring diagram shows the silvers and plats all in parallel, 3 drivers would be 5.3 ohms, 4 would be 4 ohms.

Resistance in series is just added.

Resistance in parallel is the inverse of the sum of the inverses (nine times fast ;)
- take the inverse of each resistance, add each number together, take the inverse of that.

so for 4 16R drivers in parallel:

R = 1/ (1/16)+(1/16)+(1/16)+(1/16)
R = 1/ 0.0625+0.0625+0.0625+0.0625
R = 1/ 0.25
R = 4
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Re: ALS'S Terminal cups!

Post by maddmaxxx » Thu May 08, 2008 8:16 pm

-sorry richp...

-the 'total' figures include the ribbons

-so original ribbons = 2 ohms [1ohm ea 30"er]...sil/plats = 4 ohm

-basicly ...just woofer totals are originals = 2 ohm...sil/plat = 4 ohms


-confused more ???...did'nt meen too

-sorry guy
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