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18.37 watts per subwoofer lol probably less due to connections

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The sheer amount of wire required to connect all these subs is bound to have an effect.

Might be able to actually wire to a lower configuration to compensate....

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someone needs to put 49 subs in a bus now...

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Exactly. You guys figured that one out pretty quickly. But what's the trick here? What can be learned from this?

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Or just parallel all of them.

0.082 ohms FTW! Probably get like 5kw out of that POS amp.


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Frank, you have to want to learn . . .

The lesson here is one of system design. The following groups of woofers allow an easy net impedance:

9 - 3 x 3

16 - 4 x 4

18 - (2) 3 x 3s

25 - 5 x 5

32 - (2) 4 x 4s


And yes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. You don't always have to have a 4,000 watt amplifier per pair of woofers to get loud. Doubling cone coverage nets the same result as doubling amplifier power - a 3 dB gain.

Smart system design yields systems with high output and excellent reliability. Really smart system design adds wow factor and puts physics to work to minimize losses and maximize relationships. You won't blow a woofer anytime soon with 62.5 Watts (1,000 / 16) no matter how hard you drive the amplifier. OTOH, a 4,000 Watt amp driving one pair of woofers can be a woofer toasting nightmare. The (16) woofer system with the 1,000 watt amplifier will be significantly louder anyway . . .

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