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#1 GenevaLakeDJ

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 08:11 PM

Hey I am a mobile DJ (and a novice with electronics) with a CE 4000 and two Cerwin-Vega V-253 speakers rated at 1300W max @ 4 ohms.  I have been seriously considering adding subwoofers, and I love the EAW LA400's.  My problem, however, is that I occasionally do house parties and am sometimes limited to one 15A circuit.  I need to milk as much power from the circuit as possible, and I was thinking of purchasing another CE-4000 due to it's high output for the current draw.  I was considering selling my V-253's and purchasing 4 LA 400's (1000w @ 8 ohms), 4 sattelites, and another CE 4000.  I would use stereo mode on both amps and hook up one sattelite and one sub per channel.  I just need to know if this would be the most efficent way of increasing my power and still using only 15A.  Thanks.

p.s. is there any other amp that would be more efficent than the CE 4000? (besides the I-Techs)

#2 SirTendeth

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:34 PM

The CTS series.

#3 helicool

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:52 PM

Hey Geneva -

So there isn't any confusion....

The LA-400 is rated at 500w/8-ohms and 1000W a box would be ideal power. (I've heard that 800W/8-ohms is "more correct" when proper processiing is applied)
They do require you to delay the other boxes in the system and require a PEQ or two.

The IT-4000 is the prefect match for 4x LA400, or you could use other amps with a dBX Driverack PA, *beep*-u-mee-ing that the rest of your system doesn't require any major processing.

I think 2x Bridged XS700 and a Driverack PA would be a good & inexpensive solution, but your 15A electrical power limit may be an issue.

Best of Luck -

Ryan
(Happy LA400/IT4000 user!)