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How Do I Connect External Speakers to Rowe CD100 Bubbler?

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lilshawn:
the one thing you have to realize with rowe jukes is that the speaker tap outputs are PARALLEL with the internal juke speakers.

Speakers you add onto the jukebox ideally would be higher ohm (like 8 ohms) to keep the load in a safe range

too low of an ohm load (like with improperly wired 6 ohm speakers or even just attaching 4 or 2 ohm speakers) and you pop the outputs

i'm glad we got away from this convoluted class a amp setup and now have constant current amps now... cause this was some bull puckey... and the manual didn't help either. it was designed in a time where the thought that the reason the amps where blowing up all the time was because there where too many "speaker watts" attached to the amp... and not the fact that you had almost a dead short going across the outputs.

cqlink:

--- Quote from: lilshawn on October 10, 2023, 11:04:40 am ---the one thing you have to realize with rowe jukes is that the speaker tap outputs are PARALLEL with the internal juke speakers.

Speakers you add onto the jukebox ideally would be higher ohm (like 8 ohms) to keep the load in a safe range

too low of an ohm load (like with improperly wired 6 ohm speakers or even just attaching 4 or 2 ohm speakers) and you pop the outputs

i'm glad we got away from this convoluted class a amp setup and now have constant current amps now... cause this was some bull puckey... and the manual didn't help either. it was designed in a time where the thought that the reason the amps where blowing up all the time was because there where too many "speaker watts" attached to the amp... and not the fact that you had almost a dead short going across the outputs.

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Yes.  Itís been over a month and no distortion although sound from external speakers arenít as loud as they were.  I have the internal speakers on Tap 4 and external on Tap 7 for sound balance.

The subwoofer is a Pyle Driver MH1275.  I always liked Klipsch subs and bought one but it sounded lousy when I installed it my box.  Iím thinking thereís not enough power to it from the amp.  Absolutely no punch or bottom.

Iím not convinced the other internal speakers are of good quality as well.

Any thoughts on upgrading them?

Thanks for the help.  Overall,  my box is sounding much better and no blown amp or distortion!

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