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02-19-2006, 11:46 AM
I received my driver & plate amp; do I need to break it in while I build the enclosure?
Can I just hook the driver up to the amp and feed it some music for a couple of days?
Should I have any expectations of the sound while running outside of the enclosure?
02-19-2006, 12:21 PM
> I received my driver & plate amp; do I
> need to break it in while I build the
> Can I just hook the driver up to the amp and
> feed it some music for a couple of days?
> Should I have any expectations of the sound
> while running outside of the enclosure?
Well, you should expect no bass and no cone control so keep the volume down. Really, it isn't a bad idea to run some signal through a driver before installing it in the system. You can use it as an opportunity to check for defects like voice coil rub, loose spiders, improperly glued/attached surrounds or anything else that results in some sort of mechanical noise or improper operation.
02-19-2006, 12:32 PM
If you do run the driver outside the enclosure don't feed it much power... cause it won't take much to bounce it off the backplate.
There's nothing wrong with not doing a breakin, the response won't change much if any, and you avoid the potential for damage.
02-19-2006, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the responses. The amp that I bought is the 240 watt plate amp. It has 2 low level inputs (l+r) which I assume are summed into 1. My receiver(panasonic xr-55) has a single rca sub output.
My understanding is that I can set the crossover to the sub within the receiver (set speakers to large or small). And that if the amp had a LFE input it wouldn't do any more filtering on the input; but the pair of inputs that are on my amp do get processed by the crossover? So should I turn up the crossover point on the amp to it's highest setting in order to process whatever the receiver delivers?
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