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  1. AC current consumption...

    I have always tried to keep every amp on its own circut. If you have to don't put more than two on one circut, especially since low frequencies take more power to produce than higher frequencies.
  2. Buy more speaker if you want more output, you can only get so much out of a speaker ( K4ng1 ) adding more power isn't going to get you any better coverage when you need that extra push. More speakers will get you better coverage and you won't have to push the speakers you already have to the limit.
  3. Average Power Limiter

    You should set your limiters so that you can't clip your amps, a little under clipping is the best to keep you from blowing speakers up.
  4. Is this system for a DJ situation? If it is how may people are you trying to accomodate? It seems a little ridiculous to try to get everything out of 2 boxes, if you have subs you could put under them. It would make it sound 1000 times better and you wouldn't beat the crap out of your top end cabs. Running 2800 watts to your mid/high cabs is just to much. You will never get the sub frequencies out of them. If you are doing weddings then tops alone are fine,but if you are playing Hip hop or dance music you really should consider bringing in your subs. Your probably bringing in your laptop with music on it, right and trying to get away with as little stuff as you can. You also might want to consider power comsumption, if you plug all of your amps into one circuit your limiting what your amps can do.
  5. Building PA and monitor system

    Your amp can handle running a speaker on each side, although I wouldn't buy anything that requires to much power. If you buy speakers that are close to what the amps put out you will have a better chance of not blowing them up, because the amps will not be clipping trying to put out what the speaker needs. I am sure you are on a budget so here are a couple of recommendations, Wharfedale pro makes some great speakers at reasonable prices, and Berhinger has decent stuff. You can contact Wharfedale at Wharfedalepro.com and find out a dealer near you. They have a double 15 and a 2" horn model in the Lx series that is only around $500 that sounds amazing, they also have the single 15 and 2" for around $300. The monitors by them are the same price.
  6. The sonic maximizers are not what you would want or need they do nothing except add highs and lows to your signal, hense sucking the mid frequencies out of everything. If you want to blow speakers and hear your speakers fart go ahead and buy a sonic maximizer. They are tools used for certain things to try to fix a system is not using it as a tool.
  7. CE2000 and XLS402

    first thing the settings on the drive rack p.a. are only references that only apply if you are using the speakers that they programed in it. i wouldn't recomend using it with wizard because they don't have wharfedales in it. those speaker sound grat thou. the way i would wire the system would be the ce 2000 on the subs in stereo and the 12s in stereo on the xls 402. i personally don't like the fact that they tell you to turn the amp half up and do adjustments because, most people using something like this would be in a bar band and it is always being moved around, buttons get bumped where if you do they adjustments with the volumes on full up that is the highest it will go if you are clipping the amps you can turn it down rather than having to remember where the amp was set when you set up the system. but any way the crosover has signal level adjustments on the back + 4 and - 10. on your system you should probably use the -10 setting, crossover frequencys for 15 subs i always try 150 htz (with the butterworth filter set to 24 db so the frequencies don't overlap) to start and go lower if it sounds like to much is coming out of the subs. the tops you would run at the same frequency and buttterwoth filter. and make your volume adjustments according to how you want it to sound. remember you really can't make a band system sound its best without having a band playing through it when you are making the adjustments. so my recomedation is to have the band play while you adjust it if possible. reason being a cd being played thru the system would already be mixed and compressed and isn't going to sound the same as a band. i start with vocals first and try to see how loud the ban is behind the vocalist. adjust the vocal loud enough to hear him over the band. then work the kick in so you want to make the band play like your practicing and do these adjustments asuming you have your monitors alset to where you would have them to hear on stage. working the band in after that should be nice and easy after you have levels on the vocals and the kick. just make sure you aren't clipping the amps (otherwise you will be fixing the speaker alot) and you will be in business. there are also eqs in the drive rack so you can shape the system them way you want. also the compressor and limting will help keep the system wher eyou want and not let it clip when you turn up from there. these are just suggestions everyone does things diffferently and you will find your own way but you can try anything you want.
  8. air flow

    thanks, it seems i won't be able to stick a crown amp in the same rack as a qsc or a crest amp, since they both draw air in the back and out the front.
  9. air flow

    i wanted to buy a couple of i-tech amps but i am wondering about how they disipate the heat. i want to stick a qsc plx amp on the horns, the crowns on lows and mids, and don't want to have overheating problems. i cannot find this spec on the web site.
  10. I-Tech 4000 versus K2

    i think that your under the impression that the bigger amp means your not going to clip ever. the only thing the bigger amp does is give you better clean power you can still clip any amp no matter what size if the speakers aren't able to put out what you want and your triing push it to get it, it will clip and eventually blow up. the way power works you have to increase the power by double in order to get an increase of 3db which is barely noticeable. if you double the speakers you can also make the volume increase by 3db. the other thing you might want to try is putting them right beside each other in a line you will get a coupling effect and get an extra 6db. jim
  11. crown i-tech

    alot of different speakers to choose from. The new Wharfedale pro LX series are very nice at a very reasonable price and they sound great.
  12. CE 4000 Problem

    If he doesn't give the amps enough power the breaker would trip and the amps would stay off. If you read a little closer they are going into fault mode! Which normally would mean that there is a short somewhere. That theory only would work if it was tripping the breaker every time a loud section comes in.
  13. CE 4000 Problem

    This is what I was thinking also but wanted some clarification on a few things. One thing to try is to run the boxes with separate speaker lines back to their respected amplifiers/amplifier channels and see if it all works on the loud passages. 1200[/snapback] Right it doesn't matter if you have banana plugs on one end if you have pins on the subs set to pin 1 along with tops you are going to have the amp outputs touching each other. Not good, can cause problems and void warrantee I would asume, for miswiring. Wiring the cabs seperate you have a better chance at figuring out if the amps are touching. 1205[/snapback] Or your speaker ohm load might be to low for the amp because everything is on the same pins
  14. CE 4000 Problem

    This is what I was thinking also but wanted some clarification on a few things. One thing to try is to run the boxes with separate speaker lines back to their respected amplifiers/amplifier channels and see if it all works on the loud passages. 1200[/snapback] Right it doesn't matter if you have banana plugs on one end if you have pins on the subs set to pin 1 along with tops you are going to have the amp outputs touching each other. Not good, can cause problems and void warrantee I would asume, for miswiring. Wiring the cabs seperate you have a better chance at figuring out if the amps are touching.