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Old 15th November 2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Way to change Ohm load capability

Is there any way to change the Ohm load that an amp can handle? For instance making a 2 channel amp capable of doing a 2 or even a 1 Ohm load bridged when it normally would only be able to do 4 Ohms bridged? Like upgrading the mosfets or caps or ...?

If this is a dumb question please feel free to kindly let me know.
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Old 15th November 2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Halving the load resistance means doubling the current, which means quadrupling the power lost in the system.
It would take rebuilding the case, rewiring, doubling up and/or replacing all the mosfets/transistors.

Adjusting design settings, protection circuits, gain settings, etc you may get away with as is.
not too much work really...
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Ok I kind of figured that it would be something crazy like that. Thank you for the info.
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What about a big honking resistor on the high level outs?
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The reason that I ask is I have a Kenwood KAC-1023 that is a monster that I would love to mod if possible.
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What about rewiring the speakers instead?
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I no longer have that sub I now use a pair of subs (one is the sub in my avatar).
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Are they DVC? If so why not run them in series?
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Old 15th November 2012, 10:06 PM   #9
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I they are I guess I could but I would need to get some more power from the amp, it is only rated at like 1200 watts.
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Don't worry about it. Watts are not all they are cracked up to be.
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