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Old 1st July 2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default This isn't damaging my system is it?

Ok, I have a Creative Inspire 5800 5.1 audio system, same one here: http://creative.com/products/product...&product=10596

What I did was take an older sub box from creative I had, threw in a second subwoofer, so now there are two in the cube, and added a hookup on the side so I can just connect it to whatever (See the pics below to see what I mean) I stole the hookups from a pair of outdoor speakers, thats why it's rather dingy looking, but it works.

I did the same with the 5800's sub box, added a hookup that ties right into the sub, so I can connect the 2 sub box I made. It all works fine, all 3 subs move nicely and sound nice, but was worried, am I overloading my 5800's amp?


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Old 1st July 2006, 01:38 AM   #2
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you will know when you blow the amp
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Old 1st July 2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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if the amp isnt getting extremely hot then youre fine.
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Old 2nd July 2006, 02:50 AM   #4
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Rather hot, actually. I could easily mod in a fan Just need to find a 5v line runing through the circut to tie into
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How have you wired the drivers? Are they all identical? What is the nominal impedance of each driver?
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Old 3rd July 2006, 08:34 AM   #6
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Hi,
it depends on the protection built into the 5800 amplifier.

Your 22W 5800 sub // additional driver will lower the impedance so that the protection operates more often.

In an active system this only produces distortion on the protected channel (with a bit of intermodulation through the PSU to the other channels) and so passes almost un-noticed.
This inaudible characteristic allows discos to play very loud but they have bullit proof amps (or should have).
Your's are very likely to blow up if pushed.
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