Originally posted by CineFreakHi Bob,
We have a dorm/theatre that has (10) seats, and we were given (10) 25 watt Bass Shakers. We want to hook them up to an amp with (5) going to "A" speakers on the amp and (5) to "B" speakers on the amp. Or (5) to the left channel and (5) to the right.
Our question is how many watts do you think it'll take to drive these puppies and exactly how do you wire these up? We've heard from ppl stating to run these in series, some said parrallel, some said you have to wire them + to - to + due to the ohm loads.
But not one of them (schematics) agreed with the other,,,,,,,,,,,,
Please help us Bob, its an all girl dorm and we'll do anything
P.S. 1st row (3) chairs
2nd row (4) chairs
3rd row (4) chairs
I've seen some of your other posts and I was also confused by the diagrams you were given...
I'm NOT an expert but I have had an electrical engineering class and read quite a few post before buying.
My diagrams were based on how I'm setting up my chairs based on what I've learned here with buying a NEW subwoofer amp.
Checking your math... You have 10 shakers and 11 chairs... ??
I just re-read one of your posts. Some one suggested running many in series to reduce chance of damage but would reduce the total output power.
I stereo AMP would TRY to hook 5 in series to the Left Channel, and 5 in series to the Right Channel.
If mono Split in to two paralel sets of 5 in series.
I would think you need around 250W for the Amp - 25x10=250.
I'm not sure how running 5 in series will affect total output.
I'd give it a try.
My OLD PROLOGIC receiver is low Watts (don't remember amount) but they are shaking the recliners enough if turned almost all the way up. Its probably not helping that I'm splitting the SUB signal 3 times... *shrug*
Do you need a sketch on how to wire them up practically?
I can probably scan/upload it this weekend.
Have you tried mounting them yet???
Aren't there any BOYS at that college that are more than eager to get into your room to HELP you girlies out? *snicker*