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Connecting active sub with alligator clips


By Zora

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    I saw that many of you connect an external active sub with high level input using alligator clips from the pin cabinet bass Speakers without disconnecting them. This means that two bass speakers (connected parallel) have to be fed by the pin.

    I plan to do that as well for a GB LE, but would like to check, whether it is technically without problem and does not negatively affect the speach output unit in the pin.

    The alternative would be to disconnect the cabinet bass speaker and replace it by the external sub.

    Any comments are appreciated.

    #2 4 years ago
    Quoted from Zora:

    I saw that many of you connect an external active sub with high level input using alligator clips from the pin cabinet bass Speakers without disconnecting them. This means that two bass speakers (connected parallel) have to be fed by the pin.
    I plan to do that as well for a GB LE, but would like to check, whether it is technically without problem and does not negatively affect the speach output unit in the pin.
    The alternative would be to disconnect the cabinet bass speaker and replace it by the external sub.
    Any comments are appreciated.

    I have an external sub(Polk psw-10) hooked up to my Met Pro by alligator clips and it sounds great, best mod I've put on it!

    #3 4 years ago

    Basically, the high level input is designed to be used in that fashion (in parallel) The input impedance of the subwoofers amplifier is likely to be over 1 kOhms. The amplifier feeding into it won't notice that it's there, so it won't negatively affect the speech output.

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