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I'm having problems getting full power to my sub.

I have a single channel bazooka amp and a 10'' mtx jackhammer. The amp is 2 ohm and the speaker is 4 ohm. Can I bridge by using 1 channel?

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A 2 ohm stable amp should be able to be bridged to 1 ohm (consult owner's manual for bridgability), but a 4 ohm speaker is a 4 ohm speaker and would need to be parallelled with another 4 ohm speaker to provide a 2 ohm load.

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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.

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Here's the link to MTX's sub page where you can view or download the information you need to properly wire the subs to your amp.

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