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jb4153
03-01-2005, 02:23 PM
what all would this entail? what kind of enclosure would be recommended? for this application. the sub is a svc 4ohm driver, i know it'd be better if it was an 8ohm but it isnt. i'd appreciate any and all help. as or right now i understand that i need to build a custom enclosure, purchase a plate amp or even a standard amp and convert it...? anyways please help me out. thanks.

PV Audio
03-01-2005, 05:17 PM
um, before u dont do that, sell it or trade it for a 8 ohm. you'll clip your amp to death by cross impeding the speakers. baaaaaad idea. i hooked up a 4 ohm type s that i had a few months back to my old integrated amp (still have it, its a beast 150x2) and it worked great. well, i put on some optimus 8 ohms, and a philips 6 ohm speaker and i played it for like 20 secs and went into protection mode. luckily, i didn't blow it. but don't cross the speaker impedancees (sp).

jb4153
03-01-2005, 05:42 PM
well I was planning on having a dedicated amp to the sub and running the other speakers off of either reciever or separate external amp power....would doing that avoid this problem?

JimJ
03-01-2005, 05:55 PM
Lemans - he's fine with an SVC 4 ohm. Just get a plate amp that does its max power at 4 ohms (like mine that's running my Shiva) and it'll be fine.

jb4153
03-01-2005, 06:03 PM
awesome. and so in terms of eq/tuning the sub that call all be done on the plate amp or reciever or....?

JimJ
03-01-2005, 06:16 PM
The plate amp will usually have an onboard Xover and gain adjustment...just run the low level (RCA) or high level (speaker wire) outputs from your receiver to the amp.

PV Audio
03-01-2005, 08:55 PM
o sry. i thought u were trying to run it like from the receiver....heh my b

Diplexers
03-02-2005, 12:34 AM
I replaced my Cerwin Vega towers subs with JL W0's. Wow, what a difference. I'm replacing my powered sub with a JL soon.

JimJ
03-02-2005, 12:43 AM
JL Gotham's :D :D

PV Audio
03-03-2005, 12:02 AM
I replaced my Cerwin Vega towers subs with JL W0's. Wow, what a difference. I'm replacing my powered sub with a JL soon.
u are running w0s? how they sound? not very clean i imagine... :rolleyes:
but still very :yumyum: :yumyum:

azbass
03-08-2005, 01:11 PM
JL Gotham's :D :D

yeah JL came out with Home Audio stuff, dual 13W7 :drool: