Hey guys. Thanks for the input. I actually did this about 5 mintues after I posted this but without the dimmer switch.
Either way, I blame Bob for the green light.
I don't know if the fixture was made to daisy-chain or not. It was a builder's basic from the supply house.
I know that if I put speakers in parallel is cuts the resistence (ohm) in half. But I don't know how that would affect this situation.
Everything worked out fine regardless.
Rocket scientist, Thanks for the insult. I noticed you have a hard time with some parts of speach. Maybe that means you should stop typing or possibly even stop speaking English. If you don't know what I mean you should read through your posts. Wait... you wouldn't notice it since you typed it that way in the first place.
Either way it works and I thought Bob wanted an update. Here is a video I posted when I got it working properly.
Figuring out how to wire the speakers was a real b--ch. Not only did it require jumpers and dowloading an owner's manual, but also a photo enhancer... don't ask.
Here's a video. I know I suck. You can make fun of me some more if you want. I don't mind if you don't mind my reaction.
My Fender Bassman in the '60s was electronic, but other guys I knew would only ever play through tubes. Congrats on getting yours going.
Oh man Can, you insulted my pal Don; now I won''t even kid around with you anymore here. I'm out. But Don and I DO understand how all this stuff works. By the way, your music video is fabulous and very professional. lol
I did it just for you Bob.
I'm sure what's his name is crying in his beer somewhere.
Great that you have it working.
A Insult was not intended, But if the shoe fits then wear it.
You may have been worried about nothing. The Caps can blow later if they need replaced. Just make sure your amp is fused properly.
I stand by my Rule, "If you don't know the difference between Series and Parallel electricity, Then You should not be playing with electricity".
Check out ohms law. The thing that Speakers and AC Line wiring have in common is that they are both AC, Just different output frequencies. And the AC line has a lot more power that can hurt you, If played with incorrectly.
Thanks for pointing out my English downfalls. I wish I was as good as You. Can you play the French Horn ?
I am French, and I majored in Electronics, Not English.
Yeah I overreacted. That's kind of my deal.
Everyone I talk to that is in the know says this is a very easy recap job. It would certainly be cheaper and easier than replacing the transformers.
I can't play the french horn, but I can play the didgereedoo.
I used to be in the audio repair business and used this technique all the time on both tube and solid state amps. It prevents doing a lot of damage if you didn't find all the blown components.
That said, you have to use a VARIAC® or variable autoformer to do this because this preserves the sine wave of the AC power. Solid state dimmers do not do this. They use SCRs and TRIACs to vary the voltage by delaying the turn on point of each individual cycle of the AC waveform. The result is a non sinusoidal waveform which would not work to power an amplifier or other electronic device.
If it doesn't weigh 10 pounds or more it is not a transformer and won't work.
You can use a variable high power resistor also, If you do not need isolation from the mains using a transformer.
I never have seen a DC transformer that lasted very long. They do not like chopped DC, unless they are designed for it.
I use a light bulb in series with the AC line and it gives a good indication of your situation.
Besides seconding the "use a genuine variable transformer" advice, there is also a caution for some circuitry, where it can actually be advisable to construct a replacement for a rectifier tube, using solid-state components and a tube-base connector. I don't have more details at my fingertips, but I know the idea behind the temporary replacement was that the initial low voltage applied in a series of several steps was not going to be enough to make a rectifier tube functional, and the solid-state replacement would function with any input voltage applied to the tube device's power transformer.