Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Forum Regular thepogue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Hayes, Va

    un-powered sub HELP...

    I just picked up a pair of ACI Saturn subs (2-12" each) which I'm going to power w/ Carver TFM-55 (405wpc) but I'm having a problem. When i connect the power source to the onboard crossover I get no sound (very very little and in fact if I push the amp too much I only hear clipping of the driver but not from over driving/excess volume). The needles on the amp move so I'm getting signal but no output. Also there is a second set of inputs that go directly to the drivers (to by-pass the crossovers) but of course I get full range sound when the X over is by-passed and it sound like ****e (of course) but it is at least loud(er). The only thing I can figure is that the X overs are not wired correctly (as this is a DIY kit). The former owner is pretty smart but he used a build X over from a HT receiver and didn't use the onboard X over (whcih he ran them this was for 10 years!) Becasue BOTH of the subs do the same I'm pretty sure that the X overs are not fried (but I'm just guessing) I have taken a peek at the X over components and nothing looks phyically fried. So here's my thoughts...instead of fiddling w/the X overs I'm thinking of getting an outboard electric X over and going that route...what do you guys think and am I missing something in the set-up?

    Thanks, Pogue
    • Mark Levinson No. 27
    • Musical Fidelity 308cr
    • Martin Logan Prodigy's
    • Ariel Acoustics 10-T
    • Rega Planet CD
    • CJ Premier 9 DAC
    • Linn LP12 - Basik Plus - Valhalla
    • Benz Micro Cart.
    • Akai GX 747 Reel to Reel
    • Straight Wire Virtuoso Interconnects

  2. #2
    Forum Regular TinHere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    L.I., NY
    Quote Originally Posted by thepogue
    what do you guys think and am I missing something in the set-up?
    Thanks, Pogue
    I think once in yer life ya oughta buck up fer sumpin new. Of course I could tell you what to do with yer subs but there's a game on.

    Good luck. I hope that helped. Let us know how it works out fer ya.

    Enjoying a virtual life.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Active same as powered sub?
    By swamprock76 in forum Home Theater/Video
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-16-2003, 09:58 AM
  2. Powered sub for computer use
    By BigBusiness in forum Speakers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-25-2003, 04:35 PM
  3. Powered towers hook-up
    By victord in forum Speakers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-19-2003, 03:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts