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  • Muffled Speakers

    Hello,
     
    I use two Celestion 175 watt, 8 ohm SR3's, as main speakers for my jazz band, through a 180w mixer amp, which works perfectly. 
     
    I recently purchased another two SR3's, to use as monitors, which I linked to the existing pair via the speakon in/out connectors.  To my surprise the sound through both sets of speakers was extremely muffled. When I disconnected the monitors, the sound was perfect. I also tried the monitors on their own and they were perfect.
     
    The mixer is a Peavey 150w at 4ohm and 100w at 8ohm
     
    Have you any idea what the problem might be?
     
     
    Thank you for your help.
     
     Regards
    Kevin Scott

  • #2

    Assuming you're not yanking our chain, that mixer can only drive two 8 ohm speakers.

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    • Bandmaster1
      Bandmaster1 commented
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      Not yanking.  What sort of mixer do I need?


  • #3
    If its rated at 4 ohms minimum, do NOT connect 3 speakers to it.
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    • RoadRanger
      RoadRanger commented
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      If it's the 5 channel peavey box mixer from 30 years ago, we used to run three eight ohm monitors off it - but gear was a lot more stout back then. If he just needs a couple monitors I'd suggest running those two in series but I suspect that's way above his technical ability . If he was nearby I'd loan him one of my series cables...


    • Bandmaster1
      Bandmaster1 commented
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      Thank you.

       

      Regards

      Kevin


  • #4

    Thanks to everybody for thier help.

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    • monthlymixcd
      monthlymixcd commented
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      Where are you located, Bandmaster1? I see CL posts for my area all the time for box mixer/speakers combos. Usually less than $500.



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