Why connect a car amp in series and will this help me?
I' ve got a 4 channel 1600 watt v-trek amp (can be bridged) and i want to connect two 1050 10" infinity subwoofers. When i connect the two subs in paralell the amp cuts out after about 15 minutes, so my question is, will connecting my amp in series illiminate my problem?
Re: Why connect a car amp in series and will this help...
Not sure if it's what was meant by previous poster. But if you're just driving the two subs off the 4 ch, and no other speakers, your best bet is to run pairs of bridged channels, ie use the 4 ch as a more powerful 2 ch amp. Then independently run one sub on each of these paired channels.
If you bridge all 4 channels (not sure if this is an option on this amp), and then run your subs in series, you will likely lose out compared to the peak power you could be seeing with two independently paired channels.
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Connect one voice coil to one channel of the amp. Repeat with the other voice coil. Do not bridge the amp as your only choices would be series which would be an 8 ohm final load and cuts the amp power in half or parallel wiring which results in a 2 ohm load and very few Sony amps currently made can handle being bridged to a 2 ohm load.
Hi, When an two channel (stereo) amplifier is connected in bridge mode the polarity of one channel is reversed, for this example say channel B. An identical (mono) signal is applied to both channel inputs.
The output is now connected between the two channel +ve outputs. As channel A's output goes +ve , channel B's output goes -ve, thus doubling the output voltage.
On this Behringer powered mixer, the bridge switch simply connects the power amp section inputs, the required way.
The bridged output is wired to the B output between pins 1+ and 2+ of the 4 pole Speakon connector. (Because usually pins 1+ and 1- are used, stereo operation is unaffected.)
So.... If you connect a speaker from the A output alone then I would expect it to work, BUT if there is already a speaker connected from the bridge output, then what happens will depend on the amplifier design.
At best the A channel will see too smaller impedance, and hopefully shutdown.
This is a Behringer, it has digital (class D) power amps, and it does Not claim any amplifier protection !!!
If the powered mixer works in normal stereo, then it is probably OK.
If it then does Not work in bridge mode it is likely to be the connector wiring.
All the best.
You can't bridge that amp onto a load lower than 4 ohms. So you can't bridge that amp onto two 4 ohm subs. To get the most power out of your subs is easy. Run one channel to one sub and the other channel to the other sub. 165 watts RMS is plenty for most subs.
Pace posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 01:08 GMT Your subs are dual 4 ohm voice coils so if you want to bridge your 2 channel amplifier to your two subs then wire them parallel, meaning the + to + and - to - ( Do this to both subwoofers), Then run a wire from one positive and one negative on each sub and bring the two positives together and the two negatives together and hook both positives to the far positive connection on your amp and connect both negatives to the other negative on your amp,
This will create a 4 ohm load on your amp.
Although if it's a two channel and you have two subs it's usually pointless to bridge them because if you use one channel per subwoofer its going to be the same as if both subs were bridged. example) 800 watts x 1 bridged power of your amplifie (4 ohms) is the same power as 400 watts x 2 at 2 ohms.
That would depend on the impedance (resistance) of the subs. Your best bet would be to use the full power of the amp to one channel (i.e. bridged) instead of to two separate channels (i.e. stereo). Two 4 ohm subs wired in parallel would present a 2 ohm load to the amp, which should allow you to get all 1600w out of it.
This explains series vs parallel quite well: http://www.termpro.com/articles/spkrz.html
You cant bridge it to the MONO AMP . You can only bridge subs & speakers to 2 CH & 4 CH AMPS that are bridgeable. Because if it appears that there is 2 channels on a Mono amp its so its convenient for you to hook up 2 4ohm subs to it easily But both channels are actually connect internally together in parallel inside the amp unlike a 2 channel they are separate.
So just connect your mtx 9500 to a plus and a minus and doesnt matter which since all the + terminals of are connected together and - are connected together already.
Whats important is on the side of the sub/box it reads 2 ohms. The lower the ohms the more power the Mono amp will put out. Mono amps are designed to handle 2ohm loads.
If it reads 4ohms The MONO amp is the wrong amp to use cause the power will be weaker. So if you have a 1000 Watt Mono amp at 4ohms the sub will only get 500 WATTS Max while a 2 ohm will get the full 1000 Watts.
If it reads 4 ohms connect it to a 2CHANNEL AMP and BRIDGE IT (connect + of the sub to 1st channels positive of the amp then connect - of the sub to 2nd channels negative of the amp) . The power will be doubled when you bridge it on a 2 channel amp. NOW if it was a 2 ohm sub and you bridged it to the 2 channel amp it will fry the subs and ruin the amp. 2 CHANNELS CANT TAKE A 2OHM LOAD BRIDGED OK.
Max 200 W. You could bridge 2 channels of a 4 channel amp (or get a 2 ch amp and bridge it) and connect the sub. Bridging = connect + of sub to + of one channel, and connect - of sub to - of *other* channel. Check amp manual for instructions.
Don't get a mono - most are 300W or more - might burn the coil during loud passages.
My information shows the XM-1652Z as being a 2-channel amp. It will not be stable below 4-ohms in bridged mode. For best power, your subs will need to be 2-ohms with all 3 wired in series. This will present a 6-ohm load to the amp. After wiring the subs in series, connect the positive speaker wire to one channel (+) and the negative speaker wire to the other channel (-). For the 1652Z no other wiring is necessary. For subs you will also want to set the LPF (80Hz) switch to the "ON" position (to the right).
Keep in mind that the rated output is only 400 watts RMS at 4-ohms in bridged mode. That's kinda wimpy for 3 subs. You would probably obtain better results from two 2-ohm subs, each connected to a separate channel. That way each sub would be getting 200 watts RMS, still low but there's lots of good subs that will sound pretty loud with 150-200 watts
first whats the range in terms of WATTS that your 12" sub can handle in 4 OHMS ? second , lets check the AMP , POWER ACOUSTIK 1800 WATTS , Now thats a lot of power to drive a single 12" sub speaker . your amp is 1800 watts , per channel is around 500 watts , if BRIDGE thats around 1600 watts rms for ONE channel , if your sub can handle that kind of wattage fine , but it will not blow the amp , what it does is shuts down , some kind of protection mode , it will come back on after a minute or so. I suggest to use one channel in stereo mode , or purchase another sub to use the other channel. i hope this helps AJ
I hope you are aware that in bridged mode your amp will become monaural (single channel, double power). If you still wish to bridge it:
Switch of power.
Set mode switch behind amp to "bridge" position.
Connect speaker positive to CH1+ve terminal of amp output and connect speaker negative to CH2 +ve terminal.
Be aware that now, in bridged mode your amps output power delivery is 1100 watts for a 4 ohm speaker and 900 watts for an 8 ohm speaker. Make sure your speaker can handle that.