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bass shakers hook up

Old 11-25-02, 06:41 AM
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bass shakers hook up

hello,
i have a pair of base shakers and want to know if i can hook them up like this.

i don't have money for an amp or another rec. i have center, rears, fronts & sub already hooked up. I wired the bass shakers to the fronts. (i have 1 Front/bass shaker) hooked into 1 slot on the rec. times 2.

them seem to work but don't want to blow anything up so i undid the shakers until i get some advise. is it ok to have 2 products (speakers) hooked to 1 rec slot?

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Old 12-02-02, 06:10 AM
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so i guess it's ok to have 2 sets of speakers coming from 1 set of rec out puts? any help?
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Old 12-02-02, 01:06 PM
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this really depends on your equipment.

if you have a cheaper amp, yes, expect it to burn out in a few months of moderate use. if its a higher quality amp, dont worry too much. when you wire two "speakers" in at the same time, it halves the resistance. the bass shakers are already like 4 ohm, so, you get 8 from the speakers, 4 from the bass shakers, thats an average of 6. half of that is 3 ohm. most cheap amps cant even handle 4 ohm.

my suggestion is a speaker selector box. a monster cable one will actually MATCH impedence and has an overload protection circuit in it to stop from frying your amp. but if its a higher quality amp >$500, it should be ok. like a yamaha, denon, pioneer elite, sony ES.
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