dual voice coil subwoofer

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justin77

Joined Apr 3, 2010
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what happens if you connect one channel of the amplifier to the speaker correctly and the other channel with the polarity reveresed?

Since its a dual voice coil subwoofer you wil get a very low sound output level.


Will it damage the speaker?
 

beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
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The output will be reduced. If the drum is centered in the stereo image, the subwoofer will not have an output, as the drives to the voice coil will cancel.
 

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justin77

Joined Apr 3, 2010
19
Now when clipping happens they say that it will damage the speaker since the speaker coil will be stationary and current would flow and the coil will get heated.

Doesn't the same type of thing happen in this case?
 

beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,808
Clipping allows DC to flow in the coils, leading to increased heating. The coil is not actually stationary in the sense of remaining in the undeflected position, but may be deflected in one direction as far as the structure will allow it to move.

Heating in the case of reversed polarity in the voice coils will be a function of the currents in each, not the degree of deflection.
 
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