A lot of this is Greek to me.
Let me clarify.
On Feb 6, 8:29 am, "William Sommerwerck" <grizzledgee...
> "Malfist" <jeromehol...
@gmail.com> wrote in message
> If, by splitters, you mean attaching two speaker to each amplifier output,
> you might run into problems. You'll pull twice the current from the amp, and
> the amplifier might not like that (ie, it will pop fuses or even blow the
> output stages). It's not a good idea.
Yes, that is what I planned on doing and I figured that would be what
would happen if I did it.
> > The subwoofer doubles as the amp/hub of the system so I don't think
> > it's replaceable. Is there a way I can supplement it with another 120
> > watt amp? Or should I buy an amp that can handle both systems and
> > a new sub (because the sub doesn't have an output)?
> If I read you correctly, you want another amplifier that can, at least,
> drive the five "windfall" speakers.
> Here's what I'd do...
> When the replacement unit arrives, set up the system, make sure it works
> correctly, and give yourself a few days to kick back and think about what
> you want to do.
> Adding a second 5.1 amp is no big deal; you'd simply split the sound card
> outputs with Y cables to feed the Logitech system and the new amp.
So I would have two speaker systems basically going to one sound card?
> Furthermore, you should be able to open the "dead" woofer to access the
> driver directly.
What is the 'driver'? I've already taken it apart and thrown some of
it away (mainly the box and the speaker). What I have left is what I
would call the 'motherboard' it has the I/O and a bunch of capacitors,
but I don't think it would work considering I had to cut the power
cord, and the controls have been cut off to be shipped back to
Logitech to prove I had a X-540
> There are other possibilities, such as using a second amp to drive all 10
> mid/tweeter speakers. Each channel of the amp must be able to drive two
> speakers at the same time. For example, if the speakers are 8-ohm, the amp
> must be able to handle 4-ohm loads.
I think the speakers are 8 ohm's, were would I hook up an ohmmeter to
tell? The specs on Logitech does not say. Logitech says this:
Total RMS power: 70 watts RMS
Satellites: 45 watts RMS (2 x 7.4W front, 15.4W centre, 2 x 7.4W
Subwoofer: 25 watts RMS
Total peak power: 140 watts
Frequency response: 40 Hz - 20 kHz
If they were 8ohm speakers, whouldn't the amp need to support 16 ohms?
If I go this route, can any system hook into a computer sound card? I
have both digital and analog outputs on my sound card.
> By the way, when I attended Caltech many years ago, we were awakened on exam
> mornings with Wagner.
Wagner? How plays clasical music at that high of a volumn?
Thank you for your time, I apprecate any help I can get