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Author Topic: Really, really need help quick! Please?  (Read 1901 times)


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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 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...



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.

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