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cruzancowboycruzancowboy Posts: 14
edited March 2008 in Connectivity
As of right now I am running my subs from a crown ce2000.
My subs are Peavey SP18x
I know I am way under powered for my subs.
I have aquired another ce2000 amp.
Should I bridge the two amps and use them in mono for my left and right sides? Right now I am NOT getting the thump I want from the subs. I believe the subs are rated for 500w cont.
Am I way over shooting with the bridging?


  • GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    Nope Bridge em...
  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    It you use the speakon output you'll need to make special cables for your subs only. Be sure to mark or tag them.

  • Why can you NOT use the speakon outs on the ce2000 in bridge mode?
  • Fanman20Fanman20 Posts: 223
    Not sure what you mean cruzancowboy
  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    CC, the channel 1 speakon is a 4-pole speakon using poles +1 and +2 for bridging. If you plug in a regular speakon (+1/-1) then you have no connection to +2.

  • Fanman20Fanman20 Posts: 223
    Or use the binding posts
    (Two red ones)

    I concur with Dra in regards to speakon connections
    Be sure to mark or tag them.

    Better still use speakon socket with 6 inch fly wires going the the binding posts
    as I have done
    use a short \"patch cable\"
    spreakon one end (1+ and 2+) bridge mode and a speakon socket the other (1+ 1-) which goes onto the sub speaker cable

  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Hey fan, I made 6\" bridge to standard adaptors as well. Keeps all cables standardized.

  • Fanman20Fanman20 Posts: 223
    Good one

    Another good cable is a

    6\" long Female xlr to male xlr cable
    Drop the earth off the female connector.

    Great for earth loops (hum buzz etc). Place inbetween the mixer output and the multi core.

    The earthing is done at the amplifier end. (Cheaper than iso transformer)

  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Why not just use pliers and break off the ground pins on all powers cord at the mix desk? :lol::lol: Especially useful for outdoor gigs in the rain. :roll:

  • GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    Boy I hope the lurkers can tell when you insert that sharp tongue firmly in your cheek like that......everyone knows A good electric guitar and a puddle will do the job just as well...and of course GFCI's work BETTER with the ground pin removed...Thats one way to get those damn things to quit tripping though :shock:
  • Fanman20Fanman20 Posts: 223
    Hi All
    For all those readers in Australia,
    Dra was joking, :lol:

    Please, it is illegal in Oz to remove earth pins from power leads
    The RCD's or earth leakage detectors in the power boards don't work without a earth.
    Removing them could cause death.
    Removing earth off one end of the signal cable is OK

    Mark (just in case you didn't get the American style of joke)

    PS GFCI's are Ground Fault Circuit Interuptors and RCD residual current device
  • GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    Thought you were on vacation?
    Thanks for the clarification...
    Have a good time..
  • Fanman20Fanman20 Posts: 223
    Flying out in 1 hour

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