I currently have two Buttkicker Advance BK4-4 units I'm trying to get running. I tried powering them on the L/R channels (4-ohm load each) off an old Yamaha RX-V630 and wasn't impressed (I had to alter my main receiver LFE output to +6 dB and crank it). My fallback plan is to get the famed INUKE 3000DSP.
I ran 4-conductor 12ga wire (50-ft currently, plan to reduce to ~35 ft) and planned to run each speaker on its own channel, but with the INUKE, I believe I would run them in series on Channel A. How do you recommend I wire up the single SpeakOn connector using my existing cable?
I could wire-nut two conductors of my cable at the amp side creating a serial link (doubling the length of cable) or I could use just 2 conductors of the existing cable and use a different cable between the two Buttkickers. Would running a 2-ohm or 8-ohm load be recommended in this instance? Would it be better to run these Buttkickers in parallel?
What about if I add two additional Buttkickers in the future (with a different cable)? I'd like the additional Buttkickers to have a different volume than the first two (in case my wife wants it turned off for example). I plan to use Channel B for this.
My current notion is to use +1, -1 from Channel A on two conductors of my 4C cable to + on BK #1
and - on BK #2
; then run a new jumper wire between the two BK's giving the INUKE an 8-ohm load.
Thanks for your recommendations.