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Re: Greetings from a noob..

Post by treitz3 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:04 pm

stevewithrow wrote:Hi Bill , do you think some of the problem would be that he is using a 35 to power them with , I know my 35 really struggled..
Hello Steve, I know I'm not Bill but that's definitely part of the problem. Terry, it's not the watts that matter with these speakers. It's the amount of current draw they require. That's why Bob specifically built a set of amps that could drive them. That's also why it has been stated that there is only a handful of amplifiers out there that can properly power them.

What is required [on the power side of things] is a high current amplifier.
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Re: Greetings from a noob..

Post by BillD » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:22 pm

Well, 0dB is all the amp really has to give you. Steve may indeed be correct that those speaks are just too much for that TFM-35 I know I run a LOT of juice into my AL-IIIs (1600 Watts apiece).
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Re: Greetings from a noob..

Post by Terry F. » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:58 pm

I measured one speaker, it was 4.9 ohm. I don't have time to inspect the crossover, plus I don't know where it is located. Directly behind the connector block, perhaps? I need to do some research, I'm sure it is on this site!

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