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Crown XLS402 Poweramp.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by leftseptember, Aug 6, 2003.


  1. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    This thing is a bitch to bridge...Right now, I am running it at 260w @ 8ohms on each channel (2 bass cabs). I want to bridge it though...so I will have the 1,140w available.

    I already plugged my 4x10 cab into my 2x10, and then re-wired my speakon adapter for bridged mode.

    What will I have to do with the "Y" cable that runs from my preamp output into the 2 channels on the amp?
     
  2. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    We already answered this in your first thread. Here's a picture.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Havent checked back to the thread...


    Plus, I figured id might have to do somethin different, since i actually had the cables now...And it wasnt what I planned on gettin.


    Oh well.:rolleyes:
     
  4. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    Are crown audio's pretty low priced? It seems they don't have a lot of features.
     
  5. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Pretty low priced...and yeah, NO features. This amp is a pain in the ass.

    Anyways...from the looks of the pic, I have to switch the red and the blue wires, and re solder?
     
  6. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    are you not using shielded XLR's? What gauge are the cables. I've found that when running unshielded cables near anything producing that kind of wattage you get a very crappy tone.
     
  7. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Theyre shielded...16g wire.
     
  8. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    should be good then. I've been using 8 and sometimes 4 for all of my stuff. Very effective. Hope your "bridging" experience is a good one. Don't blow up any cabs
     
  9. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    It looks like this:
    [​IMG]


    Anyways, am I right with what i said? Just switch the red and blue wires on one of the xlr's...and re-solder?
     
  10. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    How are they wired. Red= "+" Blue= "-" black = ground?

    If so then you're right. I don't know how whatever company you bought that cable from wires their stuff. just flip + and -. Don't touch ground
     
  11. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Ok, cool. I'll try and see how it works.
     
  12. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    Just wait. Let me get out of the danger zone...

    (Quallabone leaves the kill area and flees to the safety of his minivan. Yah that's right I'm under 20 and I drive a mini van. Shut up.)
     
  13. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    hey hey...im under 20, and drive a minivan...:)

    anyways, i think this is how the guy at samash told me how to rewire it anyways. he didnt go into much detail though.
     
  14. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    Hope you don't blow up a speaker with your new "power."

    Minivans are awesome. I can fit 6 sexy women, a bass and a 410 in mine. Lets see someone do that in an escort
     
  15. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    True that. Minivans rock.