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#226067 - 10/19/08 10:10 PM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: Wid]
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Those watts from my mono's sound better. \:\)
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#226092 - 10/20/08 08:31 AM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: Ken.C]
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Calvin,

Thanks for answering my question. Is there a specific advantage to wiring the speaker this way? Is there a crossover internally that separates the signals and sends them to the correct location?
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#226094 - 10/20/08 08:36 AM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: peenerhead]
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I think your referring to Ken. Ken is just pointing out that the top terminals are for the mid's and tweeters, and the bottom are for the woofers. You normally do not want to remove the gold strap between them unless your going to bi-amp which is useless unless your going to bypass the internal crossover ad use an external crossover device.

Just leave them as they are and enjoy.
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#226108 - 10/20/08 10:04 AM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: jakewash]
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Sounds to me like a faulty amp to begin with or speakers incorrcetly hooked up, as Jason has eluded to a bit of confusion with the posts.

I have run ~2 ohm loads as a center on both my 1804 and now my 3808, with no problems, albeit not cranked right up but around 80db.


Yes, but could it support "Beer Crushing" levels at 2 ohm ??
I defer to your expertise verses my guesswork but from his wording, he sounds like he's pushing the limit pedal pretty hard.
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#226114 - 10/20/08 10:25 AM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: SirQuack]
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You're right I meant Ken.

Coffee hasn't kicked in yet.
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#226126 - 10/20/08 11:38 AM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: peenerhead]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph

Yes, but could it support "Beer Crushing" levels at 2 ohm ??
I defer to your expertise verses my guesswork but from his wording, he sounds like he's pushing the limit pedal pretty hard.
I would have certainly hoped it would have just gone into protect mode and shutdown till it cooled off, but that doesn't sound to be the case.

I think there is still a question out there as to how the 4 M80's are hooked up, are they on the A and B for the mains, a ~2 ohm load for the main amp when A and B are both on, or are they hooked up through the Amp assign feature, zone 2 etc., on the surround amps.
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#226128 - 10/20/08 11:56 AM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: jakewash]
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No, I don't think they're a 2 ohm load; if they're on different amps, they're on different amps, and they're a 4 ohm load each.

I think the real question here is, "Why do you need 2 M80s per channel?!"
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#226129 - 10/20/08 11:58 AM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: Ken.C]
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Yeah, wouldn't it be better to hook them up to the "rear" channel for multi audio sound.
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#226137 - 10/20/08 01:27 PM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: jakewash]
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
 Originally Posted By: Murph

Yes, but could it support "Beer Crushing" levels at 2 ohm ??
I defer to your expertise verses my guesswork but from his wording, he sounds like he's pushing the limit pedal pretty hard.
I would have certainly hoped it would have just gone into protect mode and shutdown till it cooled off, but that doesn't sound to be the case.

I think there is still a question out there as to how the 4 M80's are hooked up, are they on the A and B for the mains, a ~2 ohm load for the main amp when A and B are both on, or are they hooked up through the Amp assign feature, zone 2 etc., on the surround amps.



The 2nd set of M80s are on the Amp Assign. I incorrectly referred to the as A/B in my 1st post. I hope that clears things up on the wiring.
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#226138 - 10/20/08 01:41 PM Re: I just blew my amp (Denon 4308CI) now what? [Re: peenerhead]
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hmm.. I thought the amp assign feature was for connecting two sets of speaker cables to the same speakers....
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