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post #1 of 7 Old 06-16-2012, 06:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, just coming across info on the transducers and they sound really cool. Had a few questions. Was looking to get 4-6 of these things for my 2 couches

1. Can I use my old Onkyo 606 to power them? I believe its at 8ohm but its 90w which would translate to 45w @ 4 which would be perfect I would think
2. My Onkyo is 7 channel so I would think I can power up to 7 transducers, is this correct?
3. How do I get a signal for the Onkyo? My primary is a Denon 1911. Would I do a Y connect from my sub out, then have the signal go into the RCA (L/R) in the Onkyo?
4. If I didnt go the route of using my old receiver, and got a new amp, is there any reason why the people at PE site seem to use plate amps instead of shelf ones? I mean, if they arent going in a box and all. Or just cheaper?
5. I see BassShaker has a 300w @ 4ohm (BKA300-4-NW). Any good?
6. Any tips/tricks for best locations to mount under sofa?
7. Finally, any opinions on the Aura vs the Bass Shaker

Thanks guys really appreciate it!
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to the top. thanks!
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Verify that your Onkyo is rated to run at 4 ohms if you are going to hook up 4 ohm speakers. Otherwise, you might not have that Onkyo too long. And you will want to run the transducers off the left/right channel outputs.

Meanwhile, you can wire two 4 ohm transducers in series to make them 8 ohm together.So you could run two off the left channel and two off the right.

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I apologize for the dumb questions but are you saying I could only run 4 transducers using the 606? Youre right it is 8ohm but I was thnking of wiring in a way to allow for 2 of them off the single 8ohm load like you mentioned, which should effectively make the 90w more like 45w each.

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Yes. If you wire 2 4ohm speakers in series, it effectively makes them an 8 ohm load for the receiver. That's the way to do it so you don't burn out your receiver.

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Cel, thanks. I understood that already but now trying to understand how many transducers my 7chan 606 could power, if I wired in series like this
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I don't know. There's a feedback review at the top of the list, "Nice shakers!" that might help.

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