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Aric'sX15
07-02-2009, 01:23 AM
I finnally recieved my sub, amps and tower speakers.
heres what i have:
4 polk audio 6.5's in double cans, that only need one wire a peice. (80 rms, 180 peak watts)
polk audio mm1040um 10" sub (350 watts rms. peak 700)
and two clarion four channel amps (320 watts)
do i have enough power?

hawaiianstiln
07-02-2009, 02:16 AM
double cans, that only need one wire a peice.

So basically you are saying they are probably pre-wired to 2ohm?? Postive to negative on both speakers and then the other positive and negative coming out of the cans maybe??

You need to open those cans up and find out how they wired them. Don't just stick the wires in an amp without knowing how they pre-wired those tower speakers. What are the ratings of those amps? Can you bridge those 4 channels amps. Give us some more detailed information on the wiring and the amp and speaker model numbers.

mpabreo
07-02-2009, 08:04 AM
yeah, give us the details/model numbers of all your gear and we'll recommend a setup. Also need to know if those amps are 2ohm stable.

bturner2
07-02-2009, 08:47 AM
You can also check the impeadence with an ohm meter if you have or can borrow one.

jake
07-02-2009, 08:50 AM
Your sub is a single voice coil 4 ohm driver, so one of your amps is going to have to be "bridged mono" (meaning all 4 channels combined to drive one speaker). Don't know what sort of clarion amps you have, but many 4 channel amps can't be bridged mono. Most amps can be bridged one step, ie a 4 channel can be bridged to 2, a 2 channel can be bridged mono.

Need to know the resistance of the cans, I'm going to assume like others on the board that the two drivers in each can are wired in parallel, which cuts their effective resistance in half (should be 2 ohm), but you need to confirm this. You'll need to check 2 things about your amp 1. Can it be bridged to 2 channels? 2. Is it 2 ohm stable?

As others have said, if you give model numbers for your cans and amps, we can get more specific.

jake
07-02-2009, 09:00 AM
So basically you are saying they are probably pre-wired to 2ohm?? Postive to negative on both speakers and then the other positive and negative coming out of the cans maybe??

Positive to negative would be wired in "series", meaning the resistance would double. Parallel means positive wired to positive, negative wired to negative.

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Aric'sX15
07-02-2009, 06:06 PM
80 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms
****(115 watts x 4 at 2 ohms)
230 watts RMS x 2 bridged output at 4 ohms
****(4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
Variable bass boost (0-15 dB) at 45 Hz
Variable high-/low-pass filters (55-550Hz at 12
****dB per octave on channels 1 and 2, 55Hz-
****5.5kHz on channels 3 and 4)
Preamp- and speaker-level inputs
MOSFET power supplies -amp specs.
i cant find any specs on the tower speakers, but im pretty sure they are wired to 2 ohms.

Aric'sX15
07-02-2009, 06:08 PM
the amps are clarion apx480m.
tower speakers are shown in here: http://cgi.ebay.com/POLK-BLACK-DBLS-Alum-Wakeboard-Tower-Boat-Speakers_W0QQitemZ120294346266QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c021a0e1a&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30

jake
07-02-2009, 06:23 PM
Your amps are not going to work. You need an amp that is 2 ohm stable bridged to 2 channels to drive the tower speakers and an amp that can be bridged mono to drive the sub.

Depending on how loud you want to go, you can bridge one set of the outputs to drive the sub (mono) and drive the two full range modes off the other two channels. Not positive if it will deal with different impedance on each load, 2 ohm for the tower speakers and 4 ohm for the sub. That would be something you'll need to confirm.

Aric'sX15
07-02-2009, 06:30 PM
well i already have the amps, is there any way i can make them work?

Aric'sX15
07-02-2009, 07:14 PM
well since they wont work, what amps should i get for thetower speakers and sub?

BriEOD
07-02-2009, 09:51 PM
Kicker ZX Series for reasonably priced decent stuff. Otherwise, get some Wet Sounds.:cool:

mpabreo
07-03-2009, 08:33 AM
Well since you're tower speaks are wired to 2 ohm, you can try to modify the cans to get connections to each speaker(4 channels at 4 ohm). If you did this, one of those clarion amps would be sufficient to power the 4 tower speaks. Or, use both amps on bridged mode to get two channels off each to run the tower speaks. On my blackberry now so I can't check all the specs. Will check next time I get to a puter.

jake
07-03-2009, 01:47 PM
well since they wont work, what amps should i get for thetower speakers and sub?

I like the Alpine V-Power series for good value.