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Re: i want to add more speaker at my paspor fender 500
Run out of the stereo output jacks into a separate amplifier and speakers. The amplifier send jack only sends signal from the particular channel it is part of. In other words to get all the signals from all the channels you would need another mixer, amp and speakers. It is easier to use the stereo out which will give you all the signals. If you only use left out or right out make note of where your panpot is set for each channel.
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you could add 3 more 8 ohm speakers in series / parallel wiring and keep an 8 ohm load to the amp, or
2x 4 ohm speakers in series, or
2x 16 ohm speakers in parallel
If this system is still under warranty get it to a warranty service center. This is an early stage symptom of failure with the Power Amp IC. Fender has a good warranty policy on this stuff - 1 to 3 years
If not under warranty you may want to wait until it the problem is more persistent - easier for a tech to fix - unless it IS every time right now. A good tech can identify the issue quickly once "on the bench". My 'gut' feeling is the Power Amp IC when the system is first energizing to full stable power.
You have probably blown the speaker... swap left and right to verify it is the speaker... These speakers are NOT too well suited for bass... They typically have low impedance speakers in series. You run a risk of popping the amp running with a blown speaker. You MAY have to replace all the speakers in the defective cabinet. ALL the speakers must be identical. The Passport 250 uses four 2 ohm speakers in series... not sure about the 500. It may have two 8 ohm in parallel. Do not use the speaker until it is fixed... the amps are hard to repair if a defective speaker cooks them.
First off it's outputs to your speakers. If you had an extra set of powered or amplified speakers you could "Y" cable your speaker outputs. Your passive speakers won't work without an amp. You really need powered speakers or an amp for your extra speakers. (if you had powered/amp'd speakers you could run them off one of you "aux" out for monitors. Do not daisy chain your speakers connecting twi together, you'll change the resistance/ohms and damage your speakers. Trust me, I do this for a living.
colearthur16, Only a slight chance of problem with your speaker. You will need to prove that all stages of amplification of the audio signal from input to output are not being driven into distortion (clipping) because of a bad DC power supply rail to the low level amplifiers or the high power "final" output amp! To prove this, you will need the help of an electronics technician who has access to a variable audio signal generator (amplitude and frequency) and a cheap 5 to 20 megahertz oscilloscope to view the amplified waveforms of the amplifier stages in the Fender Amp. Remember the following statement for the rest of your life!!! "All musicians who use electronic amplification to play musicial notes through speakers should have between 4 and 8 hours of classroom instruction on how typical amplifiers (tube and solid state) operate and how to troubleshoot them when they fail to perform to rated specifications!!!"
Cole, have the Fender amplifier (not the speaker) tested by a qualified technician to prove amp is not at fault!!! 12fixlouie
Hi there. If 10" speakers are 8 or 16 ohm, parallel them. If they are 4 ohm, series them. if "External speaker" output is rated down to 4 ohm. If no external speaker jack, you'll have to tap into existing speaker jack with a "Y". Check the minimum ohm load for the amp. Thanks Paul
If you add 8 ohm speakers in parallel then you would be running the amps into a 4 ohm load ...which will overheat and possibly damage them ...... if you wire series then the amps would be loaded to 16 ohms ...which would be ok ..but you will only develop 70 % of the total output power
IE a 100watt would be down to 70 watts
much better to add some seperate powered speakers