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Author Topic: Really, really need help quick! Please?  (Read 1792 times)

2hi4pi

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Really, really need help quick! Please?
« on: April 30, 2004, 03:09:11 am »

To make a very long story as short as possible...gig tonite!

Mackie DFX12 mixer
Crown XLS602 amp
Mackie 1400i amp (with built in crossover)

Not running stereo...

2- Peavey TX 12" for highs
1- Peavey SP218 for low range centered between the other 2...

Going to use the Crown to run the monitors, and the Mackie to run the mains and sub...how the heck do I wire the mixer to the Mackie crossover and then out to the mains and sub whilst effectively separating the frequencies as is the function of the crossover? How do I know what outputs go to which speakers? How do I connect the single sub? What switches do I switch? What buttons do I push? ARGGGHHHH....

I am a real newbie, eh...?

Thanks in advance...

JD

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Rain Jaudon

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Re: Really, really need help quick! Please?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2004, 03:38:19 am »

If Im not mistaken, the Mackie power amp really doesnt have a crossover in it.  Just a switch that turns it into a more efficient amp for subs.

So run the subs on the Mackie, and your tops on the Crown.

Rain(its late, just drove an hour and a half in from the gig in the rain, and I might have more advice when the sun comes up) Cool
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Re: Really, really need help quick! Please?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2004, 08:20:31 am »

Rain has that right - the 1400i has built in filters to make it more efficient, but does not have a built-in crossover. If you engage the subwoofer filter on the amp, as well as engage the bridged-momo mode, you'll get 1400 W out of it (into 4 Ohms, which I believe your sub box is). The connection instructions are in the online manual if you don't have yours, on page 21. Those speakers can take a lot more power than that, so be very careful not to drive that amp too hard.

http://www.mackie.com/pdf/m1400_m1400i_om.pdf

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