An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.
Re: One channel of the amplifier seems to cut out
I see now how it could have happened to both amps. Yes, this triple speaker combo will cause this problem.
Next time if you want to run speakers like that, instead of parallelling them, series them. That way the load is balanced between the speakers.
Here is a great primer, dont worry about the calculations and mumbo jumbo, the pictures should tell you what you need to know to get it done.
also when you talk about bridge, that is usually done on the amp rather than the speaker. For example I could have a 4 channel amp, and bridge it to 2 by combining the channels, BEWARE not just parrallell again, there will be a specific order for each different amp and it will be marked. You can also bridge a two channel amp to make one Single channel amp with almost double the power, but again only to one channel, now that its bridged.
Hope that helps once again. I'm going to look up that amp, if you want more specifics.
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You will need a separate stereo amplifier for the 901's to accommodate the need for the Active EQ. There is no way to separate your receiver's front L&R channel preamplifiers from their amplifiers. I run a Carver AV-406 (5-channel amp) for my 901's in Front, 2 Subwoofers and the Rear Surround channel, with the Active EQ between the receiver and the 901's amp channels. My receiver controls everything and just drives the Center and Surrounds. You would probably just get a nice 2-channel amplier for the 901's. If your receiver requires a powered Subwoofer so you would need another amplifier channel for that, too. Therefore, you might look around for a powerful 3- or 4-channel amplifier so you could drive the Sub, too. Modest amps would work but at very loud volumes may go into clipping, which is bad for any speaker. I'm using only 100W for mine and it has plenty of steam for the 901's. For connection I would run a pair of RCA cables from the Front L&R Audio Line OUT to the Active EQ's Line IN; then the EQ's Line OUT to a separate amp's Line IN. Attach the 901's to the new amp, run through the receiver's setup procedures for volume, etc and you're done. Not what you might want to hear but 901's have special requirements. I've had mine for 25 years and have no regrets. A separate subwoofer channel on the amp could be used. Just run a single RCA channel from Sub OUT to one available channel IN on the amp and attach the subwoofer to it. Two would work, also. That's what I do. You could use a 1-2 RCA splitter to feed two available channels on a 4-channel amp. The iterations are many. Have fun.
You have a shorted speaker, crossed speaker wires Or a blown speaker. The amp is reacting to the short.
Start with one speaker by itself, unplug the rest. Check the polarity. Run it on the channel that cuts out. can you replicate it? Check the connections on the amp, and see if they are really close to touching.
Absolutely if it happens on both amps, unless you bought both B stock or Remanufacturerd and they have the same problem. This is rare
You need a receiver. A surround sound receiver is a 5-channel amplifier with a line-level subwoofer out. These are available at electronics stores. Receivers usually have digital inputs like optical and coaxial that you can use with the S/PDIF output of your PC.