I have 2 extremely high wattage amps that were very expensive.they are made by kicker,one is a 650.4 4 channel anp and the other is a 1200.1 1 channel.i also have a extra battery and a capacitor.Ive hooked up low wattage systems before that didnt need a extra batterey or a capacitor.I have 4 61/2" mids and a set of 2" dome tweets all hooked up to the 4 channel amp using 1 gauge wire and it is straight off of my batterey and it sounds great.I made it to where i had an extra channel so i hooked my subs(wich are 2 kicker solo comp 12"subs) just to get a little deep bass.I guess my question is how do i hook up the rest of the system,as in unhooking the subs from the 4 channel amp and hook it back up right.Where should i mount the spare bettery and will i need anything extra like another capacitor or something?how do i go about wiring the capacitor to the amp...do i hit the amp or capacitor first?is it ok to ground it where my 4 channel amp is grounded?can i pig tail off of the remote to the 4 channel amp and does the capacitor get a remote wire?i payed alot of money for this equipment and dont want to fry it so if you can help me out id appreciate it,and one more thing if there is any certain order i need to do this in please let me know and also tell me howto seperate and run the positive and negative coming off my back up batterey
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Re: high wattage car stereo
Positive (1 guage) from main battery to second battery positive terminal. hook all amps positive to second battery and hook 2nd battery ground to frame of car (where amp is now grounded) if you have a 2nd battery a cap is a waste of money. make sure all grounds (battery and amps) are together on same ground point of car, do not ground amps to battery - ground everything to 1 spot on the frame or body of the car ! - yes you can pigtail remote leads.
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if you bought that equipment today then your answer is yes your amp will power the subs but if i was you and you want more bass I would go with a two channel amp or even a mono block amp that will be 1 ohm stable and if you decide to do that you might want to get subs that are dual 4 ohm voice coils and run them in series that will get you 1 ohm of resistance
any amp will work with any speaker, you just need to make sure it is a mono amp if you are running 1 speaker and a stereo amp wither 2 or 4 channel if you are running 2 or 4 speakers, the ohm rating on the amp should match the speakers also, on the back of the speaker it has the ohm rating, most will be 8 ohm, but you still find some 4 ohm, depending on the speaker if it has a lot of throw (the in and out movement) you may want a higher wattage amp so you get clean sound, it is up to you.... if you are installing lower price amps to you may hear engine wine or noise while car is running so a grounde loop isolator installed on the system will remedy that... also with the amp the directions will tell you the ohm rating of the wire to use, follow that.... and keep the ground short and clean where ever you put it.. try not to go directly off the battery cause you will get a lot of noise... hope this helps..
No, thats what you don't what to do. Even if you have 2 matching amps you don't do that. Every amp puts out different, and for 2 subs, you want to play at the the same time. If your only running 2 10's, I personal would just run the alpine (it's a mono amp made especially for subs) thats plenty for what you have. make sure you bridge them to get the full response. And your other amp i would use for your highs or mids, but run it @ stereo , which is 300 w @ 4 ohms. (Note: 600w @ 2ohms would be bridged and would play in Mono)
Building Competition stereo's is a big hobby of mine.
Yes, with the use of 2 high-pass and 1 low-pass crossovers, that Kicker amp will operate in what they call stereo and mono simultaneously (SAMS). You'd run 4 of the 6X9's in mono. Wire them in series-parallel with a low-pass crossover on the positive leg to the amp. The amp would see a 4ω load. The other two 6X9's would be wired as stereo, one to each channel with a high-pass crossover. Again, the amp sees a 4ω load.
Here's a link to the appropriate wiring diagram. The diagram is on page 5. Just substitute your 4 6X9's wired in series-parallel where they show the "mono" speaker.
i have a 2 channel boss amp running my 6x9's & a candence 2 channel on my bass ..they say for ur mids & high's a 4channel is best , but i like the 2 channel better ... so i think u wil be fine with the amp uhave , just be sure 2 tun it down so it wnt blow ur 6x9's...
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
With a single 4-ohm subwoofer, usually the best choice is a 2-channel amp that can be bridged to a single channel. In your case, the sub is rated for 1000 watts. Not many amps are rated for that kind of continuous power into a 4-ohm load.
Kicker doesn't list a minimum power rating, which isn't unusual in subwoofer specs. Depending on your budget, I'd look for an amp rated for 300-500 watts minimum; the higher, the better, up to 1000 watts.
Most amps will have several power ratings, based on the load impedance and number of channels driven. A typical 2-channel amp might be rated like this:
150 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms
300 watts x 2 channels at 2 ohms
500 watts x 1 channel at 4 ohms.
The power rating you'll want to look at will be the 1-channel, 4-ohm rating.
You can look at mono amps, too, but in the power ranges you're looking for, a 2-channel amp will probably give you the best value. However, if you can find a mono amp with a high enough 4-ohm power rating, it would run cooler and might last longer than a 2-channel amp with comparable power. When looking at mono amps, you'll find their highest power output will be at 2 ohms or 1 ohm; make sure you're checking the 4-ohm rating when making comparisons.
Some amplifiers that might work well for you:
Hifonics ZXi 1006
Power Acoustik OV2-2200