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Old 7th July 2006, 06:01 AM   #1
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Default 2 quick questions

1) Will bridging an amp to 2 Ohm and using 2 4 Ohm subs in parallel be better (ie. louder or harder hitting) than running it at 4 Ohm stereo with said subs wired in stereo?

2) I'm really wanting to start my own car audio store where I live. How in the heck do you find REAL wholesale places and not those claiming to be wholesale and just selling at regular retail prices?

Any help with either will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 7th July 2006, 09:21 AM   #2
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1) If the amp can drive 2ohm bridged (most can't, some can
drive 2 ohm per channel stereo = 4ohm bridged, to drive 2
ohm bridged the amp would need to be able to drive 1 ohm
per channel stereo) yes, you'll get loads more power.

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Old 7th July 2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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there is a switch on the amp. one position is 4 Ohm the other is labled "2 Ohm (bridged)"....i'm guessing that is what it means

it's an older model pioneer amp and i've searched their site for a users manual but no luck

thanx for the info
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Old 8th July 2006, 03:32 AM   #4
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The amp will likely only be able to drive 2 ohm stereo or do 4 ohms bridged. As sreten said, bridging into 4 ohms means each amp sees a 2 ohm load, which is why 2 ohm operation is labeled for bridging (into 4 ohms). Bridging into 2 ohms will most likely lead to a dead (or cutting out) amplifier if pushed too hard.
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