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How to I use 2 additional qsc 500 watt power amps to push 6 jbl225x (4) ohm cabinets. I am running unbalanced stereo. Thanks, William

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You don't say which QSC Amp. Assuming it is one that can only drive down to 4 ohms you are going to have to run a pair of the jbls in series for each channel of one amp (making the impedance 8 ohms for the pair) and run the other pair from the channels of the other amp. Running unbalanced is not a problem except for interference but you don't say what the source is. If you have more than one output (aux or sub bus for example or poss even a monitor output if you're not using it) it may be beneficial to take one amp from there as you will have some control over the relative levels from the mixer. Otherwise you'll just have to parallel the amps.

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SOURCE: What is the actual watts per channel @ 8-ohms and 4-ohms on the Behringer PMP3000?

Those specs would be right - I have this same board but the amp was fried by a previous owner. I pulled the amp board out and tossed it and use the mixer now to drive an external amp. Great board. This amp is rated at 1200W "peak", bridged into an 8ohm load. That would equate to about 900W RMS bridged into 8ohm or 450 per side into 4ohm loads per side. You can't daisy chain all 4 speakers....impedance would be too low. You can run two of your 8ohm speakers per side - that results in a 4ohm load per side for the amp. That would give you amp delivery of 450W per side. Your speakers are rated to handle more than that so you're fine. For the record.....you could run one speaker per side no problem....just lower power output.

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You should NOT drive the amplifier into the clipping mode continuously. There is a possibility that you have fried your speakers or that they are the real problem. You haven't told us what you were driving, however this amp will deliver 450 Watts per side RMS at 8 ohms which means your speakers have to be rated at least that much RMS power for continuous. When speaker voice coils fry, they can wipe out amplifiers. Let us know what speakers you are using and how they are configured. This amp is going to be expensive to repair I can tell by looking at the schematic: Here is the schematic:

http://elektrotanya.com/qsc_plx2502.pdf/download.html

Scroll down to "get manual" and click to download it. IGNORE other download links.

This amp has circuits to boost the power supplies to the amps to handle the peaks. It is rather complex but the schematics are complete and have good explanations... some of the best I have seen. There are going to be a lot of destroyed components and great care has to be used after repair to "cold start" the unit to make sure nothing else is bad or it will blow up again. Most people do NOT have trouble with the QSC amps... so do tell me what speakers you are using and how they are configured so we can verify the design is correct. This amp is rated for 8 ohms so USUALLY only ONE speaker can be connected per side... and finding an 8 ohm speaker that can take 450 watts continuous RMS isn't easy. People fall for the advertising claiming "Peak" and "Program" power which are FAKE advertising... ONLY use continuous RMS power when sizing amps and speakers. There are MANY ways to cook out equipment... One is to boost the bass or the treble way up. Another is to NOT use balanced interconnect lines between mixers and your amps. Yet another is to NOT power ALL interconnected equipment from a single receptacle or power conditioning module. Please describe your setup further so I can help you more!

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You can do that but your subs will have to be monsters or you will blow them out as bridged mode will drive 2400 watts RMS into 4 ohms. Many speakers are rated in peak or program power... these are FAKE specifications. with this amp in bridged mode each of two identical speakers would have to be rated at 2400 watts program or about 3600 watts peak each to survive... When rating speakers and amps ALWAYS compare RMS values... and for safety use an amp of 80% of the RMS rating of the connected speaker or speaker system.

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I just wanna check was my little mark 250, older version, ever been opened or changed in any way. I was at the guy that opened it and told me that because of the input power of transformer that is about...


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So the wattage of the is 32 watts and voltage is 12.8v. is it?


This makes no sense... 32 Watts and 12.8 volts... something to do with this speaker that is rated at 500 Watts???

If you are trying to calculate something for a car amp you don't understand how they work... that is the only thing I can think given the 12.8 volt thing you stated. Most high power car amps BOOST the incoming battery voltage up with a switching power supply. For instance, they might boost to 48 volts and that applied to a 4 ohm speaker would be 12 amps PEAK maximums. BUT the RMS power is one half that or about 288 Watts in round figures before considering losses.

Many car amps are designed to run with 2 ohm speakers... JUST SO THEY CAN CLAIM massive power values in their ads so you will buy them!

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Been looking everywhere for this... i just hooked up my PMP6000 to my brand new JBL EON's 305 (non-active), stereo (one cable for A and B) using Speaking to 1/4" cable. My output level was also VERY...


The JBL EON 305's are 8 ohm speakers. The PMP5000 wi;; produce 400 Watts per side into a 4 ohm load (600 Watts peak). Into your 8 ohm speakers, the peak current will be halved while the voltage remains the same so you ACTUAL power per side is 200 Watts. It is hard to know how much you expect to get out of the amp. This power would fill a venue of at least 2000 sq ft. If you need more sound, try borrowing another 8 ohm speaker for each side and parallel them with the EON's as a test. That will double the power and add 3 Db more of sound. Your main slider should be around unity typically. This amp is a class D switching type (very efficient) and runs on +/- 70 volt rails. giving about 45 volts RMS output. At 4 ohms, this is just over 10 amps giving 450 Watts... at 8 ohms this is around 5 amps or 225 Watts.


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I have a Crate PA-8 4 ohm 150 watt PA head that I run to four Peavy 10" PA speakers (two per side in series). It was very good, clean sound, but the speakers were cheap and may have been pushed too hard -...


150 watts should be easily handled by four Peavey speakers in the connection you described.. If the Peavey's are 8 ohms, then your total load was 8 ohms for the series/parallel arrangement which is well within the 2 ohm drive capability of the Crate according to specs.

I question if you really mean the speakers were in series? This requires a special cable to do this. Now if you mean they were "daisy chained" like the amp went to one speaker and another cable connected that speaker to another, then you REALLY had ALL speakers in parallel electrically which would be at the 2 ohm low limit of the amp... In either case, with only 1/4 of the 150 Watts to each, the speakers should NOT have been damaged. The amp MAY have been damaged. Try each speaker individually at a REASONABLE level to test.

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How to connect the speaker cabinet to the head?


Use a SPEAKER RATED cable which will have good quality 1/4 inch jacks. Go from a speaker out on the head to one of the jacks provided on the speaker cabinet. NOTE: some newer speaker cabinets use SPEAKON connectors and if those are provided, they are more secure than 1/4 inch plugs/jacks.

PLEASE loop the speaker cables through a handle of the cabinet at each end to avoid them being yanked out while hot as the amplifier can be damaged if it happens.

OBSERVE the maximum load. If the amp says 4 ohms minimum, put no more than two 8 ohm cabinets on the amp as two 8 ohms parallel to 4 ohms.

DO NOT use an instrument cable.

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