Originally Posted by mark197
Ok I am amping up the tower situation this year and I am looking to do 2 pair of REV 10's and a single 410. What do you think of powering them all off of the SD6? I know I would be a little short on the 410 power wise but over on the 10's. Thought ideas ect?
With the Wetsounds SD6 amplifier, the bridged Rev410 scenario is okay at 585 watts, but the four discrete channels running the four Rev10s would be 185 watts per speaker which is lite. Perhaps you looked at the 290 watts 2-ohm power which wouldn't apply.
The larger 10-inch tower speakers are actually more efficient and will play louder with lower power than a smaller model, however, it's really a matter of trying to get closer to the larger speaker's potential.
You need more than one amplifier to properly power this five speaker combo.
(2) bridged Syn4 + (1) bridged Syn2 is a very balanced approach to power for this combo.
(1) SD2 can drive the four Rev10s. Two bridged channels of (1) SD4 preferrably, or two channels of an SD6, could drive the Rev410 if you have other inboat roles for the remaining channels.
There are other yet-to-be-discussed higher power scenarios that would over-power the speakers, not that this hasn't been done sucessfully, but requires some restraint. If you are using that extra power for dynamic headroom....that's good. If you are using that continuous power to push the speakers into dynamic compression....that's bad.