Will use a new driver. Maybe a Dayton Titanic MK3. But also for $500 I can get an used Emotiva XRef shipped to PR. So what now?
Uh, if first you don't Succeed try, try again, or buy a new Sub...Now that you respect the work that goes into one! LOL!
I built two Sub Cabs for my Band and I had no idea what I was getting myself into!
I got much help over at ProSoundWeb with WinIsd and just general help from professionals that Build and Design speaker cabinets such as JBL, etc.
They do not cater to Home Theatre at all, so don't think of trying, just Professional or Semi Professional Pro Audio!
You would pick up a few things though by being a fly on the wall, they have a section that deals with Subs but again these are SUBS and not the kind in your living room or bedroom LOL!
It is for Local Bands and Professional Concert Tours but they also use Winisd as well as other Design Programs.
If that is the issue then how can I wire the speakon to test bridge mode? All I have to do is leaving the red wire in +1 pos, and move the black cable from -1 neg pole to +2 neg pole??? The speakon cable I have has 4 poles; but cable splits in just one red wire and one black wire. Here is the pic of the back of the inuke outputs.
The Bridge Wiring is +1 (Positive) +2 (Negative) You would wire your Speakon this way....
The end that connects to your Speaker cabinet will be left at +1 and -1 for the Speakers Positive and Negative.
The Speakon for your inuke would be wired: +1 is still +1 for the Positive but you would move the wire that is in the -1 or Negative position to the +2 contact for the Bridged Negative.
I know that it seem weird that you are putting the speakers Negative wire into a Positive +2 location on the Speakon connector but that is how Bridging of most Power Amps work.
Make sure that you use a Sharpie or something to mark one of the ends as either Speaker or Amp, because if you reverse this cable you will hear nothing!
Lastly, on my Crown Power amps there is a switch that I need to use for either Parallel or Bridged operation.
Make sure that your Inuke does not have the same thing.
Do you know how to read that Picture of Output settings on the back of your amp?
On the upper Right side where you see one large diagram that shows Channel A, Channel B and Bridged that means that by plugging your Speaker Cabinet's Speakon into JUST Channel A
those combinations are available. Think of it as this, you had 4 wires in your Speaker cable wired to all of the speakon's terminals, +1 -1 +2 -2,
you plugged that connector into just
the Channel A Speakon on the inuke, then +1 and -1 are for Channel A of the amp and +2 and -2 are for Channel B of the Amp.
You can now run just one cable from the Power amp to two speakers rather than two seperate cables from the Power Amp's Channel A & B Speakons to each speaker.
The way that this works at the speakers is that one speaker uses the +1 and -1 and then you Daisy chain another Speakon out of that cabinet and over to a second cabinet for the +2 -2 Channel B
I have this setup in my Bands Top Cabinets, it's easier than it sounds, I can run one cable to stage Right and then one cable from that speaker across the stage to my other speaker at Stage Left.
Some speakers have a switch that will set whether it's speakers are using the +1 -1 or the +2 -2 myself I have prewired 2 conductor Cables that are +2 -2 on one end and +1 -1 on the other.
Mark the ends and make sure that you plug the +1 -1 connects into the last speaker, the +2 -2 end will plug into the cabinet with the cable from the amp.
Inside the cabinet their are short jumper wires that connect the two speakons +2 to +2 and -2 to -2 so when I plug in the cable from the Amp it will just pass the +2 and -2 right back out again via the second Speakon connector and it makes no difference which speakon I plug the amp into.
Lastly for Bridged mode you would also plug into Channel A but only using +1 and +2 for Bridged in the Speakon connector!
Again, make sure that there is not a switch for Bridged Mode.
Down at the Bottom it show Channel B all by itself and just +1 -1 that is because that is all that you will ever get out of the Channel B's inuke Speakon.
This amp shows that it puts out 3,000 watts in Bridged Mode @ 4ohms, are you really considering that in your living room?
Even if you ran at 900 watts in Parallel that's an awful lot.
My Bands Crown Sub amps are rated like this and running Parallel in my living room I'm at about two clicks up on my pots.
Way overkill for a Home Theater Sub Amp.
If that amp can't liven up your Sub, it must be dead! LOL!