my trusty soldier that's been with me for the better part of a decade went down on me this past weekend. It was one of the early generation vtf-2's and I think I purchased it new from dr. hsu back in the early 00's. Anyway, I'm now trying to figure out what to do ... I'm leaning to buying his new vtf-3 MK4. My question to all of your subwoofer guru's is what to do with my current vtf-2. I know that it's the amp that went down on it. I have opened her up and I have a standalone Carver 400x amp that I hooked directly to the woofer terminals inside the cabinet and the driver still works. Is hooking this sub up that way a viable option? The Carver can be bridged mono to deliver ~ 500 watts or thereabout and I'm not currently using it in my system so I'm thinking it might make a decent sub amplifier however, I wasn't sure if I'd be losing anything by doing this. I'm pretty sure I can button the sub back up just as tightly as she was before and just run it off of my external Carver amp but didn't know if the plate amp that came with my vtf-2 was tuned or eq'd specifically for this sub and obviously the Carver wasn't or if the plate amps just essentially throw power to the sub just the Carver will. Of course, typing this and thinking about it I assume I would lose the functionality of being able to set the freq range and sub output that's located on the plate amp? So basically, that's where I'm at ... sub died, going to order a new one however can I still use this one as I have described above with my external amp or do I just dig a hole and bury her?
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7/10/13 at 6:18am