PSW1000 question

So my PSW1000 amp died in a way that I don't think I can repair (some traces blown on the power input board). So I am looking for some options.

Does anyone know for sure the impedance of these drivers? It looks like the part # is RD8085-1 (x2 in series). I have been googling around and found several places that say 4 ohm each, but also a few places that say 2 ohm. I would like to drive them with an old Carver TFM-35, but the amp's manual is adamant about the speaker being at least 8 ohm in bridge mode and I definitely don't want to kill it.


  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,846
    Since you are just dealing with a fairly simple voice coil measurement of the woofer you can probably get a good idea of the load by measuring the DC resistance with a volt/ohm meter. There's no crossover network to add reactance to the task and it's mostly the low value of the load you're most interested in anyway.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
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