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Carver Tfm 35 question

Post by conrad » Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:20 pm

I know the TFm 35 in mono at 8 ohms gives 700 watts....but is it advisiable to try to run this amp bridged in 4 ohms?I have a subwoofer that is rated at 4 ohms ...but the Carver Manual doesn't say anything about bridged 4 ohms ..what do you guys think is it possible without hurting the amp?

George

Post by George » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:58 am

I think your fear may be justified. A call to Carver Repair may be in order before driving a 4 ohm sub with a bridged TFM-35. Perhaps they can give you the definitive yes or no.

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Post by conrad » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:13 pm

I can't beleive in a forum dedicated to Carver equipement...I can't get one answer on this.........

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Post by F1nut » Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:43 pm

It will only drive a 8 ohm load bridged.
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Post by boomer-X » Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:48 pm

I was just reading in my TFM-35X manual last week about bridging them and it specifically warns not to run 4 OHM speaker(s) in this configuration because it can lead to overheating and internal circuit protection shutdown.

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Post by conrad » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:42 pm

Thanks guys...too bad it's cant' run in this way...but thats asking too much... right now I'm running two 15 inch 8 ohm subwoofers with it....I wanted to run a single 4 ohm 18 incher with it.I will go back to plan B and run two 4 ohm 15 inchers......any of you guys use it in stereo configuration in 4 ohms?That should be okay?

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Post by tinear » Sat May 01, 2004 8:28 pm

I've used a TFM 15CB in the past with two 12 inch 4ohm subs ( titanic's). The amp always ran cool and never presented a problem.

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