Amp has 3 modes on it ,as a switch,what is this,it has a 2,3,4 channel mode,i have the gold dhd 1000watt x4 channel
My amp has a mode selector,2,3,4 mode switch
built into the cross over section of the amp,
it is the 1000watt 4 channel amp,which i have bridged into 2 channel driving 2x 12 inch pioneer svc 800watt subs,on my low level input i have 4 rca inputs which have an rca linked to it.
MY QUESTION IS,WHAT MODE SHOULD I RUN THE AMP ON,TO REALLY MAKE MY WOOFERS POUND.
OR WHAT DO YOU GUYS RECONMEND TO GET THE SUBS CRACKING,SO TO SPEAK.THE LPF IS @ 60HERTS,OF A PRE AMP WITH SUB MODE OUTPUT SWITCH SET AT 90HERTS,ITS A 7VOLT RMS PRE AMP.
THE TROUBLE IS I FEEL THAT THE DHD NTX2009 COULD OFFER ME MORE THAN ITS DOING AT THE MOMENT.
IT ,AT THE MOMENT GIVES ME JUST UNDER 140 DB,OFF A 2FARAD CAPACITOR.
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Re: amp has 3 modes on it ,as a switch,what is this,it...
First thing 1000@4 means 250w per ch. which means150w usable power.the mode switch is only to reduce rca cables,use 2ch mode if only 1 pair rca available,60hz is a bit low for this amp,90 would work better.
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I assume you are replacing the built-in Audiobahn power amplifier with your 4 channel Soundstream amp. If so, you can set the Soundstream for bridge mode which should net you 2 high power channels of 250Wrms@4ohms or 500Wrms total power (if the speakers are quad VC), or alternatively, non bridged for 4x125Wrms (if the speakers are dual VC). You can see why below.
Next, you need to confirm each subwoofers coil configuration as follows: If each woofer is quad, there will be 8 connectors; if dual VC, then there will be 4 connectors. For dual VC, if each VC is 4ohm, you can choose between 8 or 2 ohms by series or parallel wiring. If each VC is 2 ohm, you can have 4 ohms in series to use. This can be determined with an ohm meter across one set of VC terminals. If you can get 4 ohm for each speaker, this will allow you to use the 2 channel bridged mode with each speaker getting the full 250W. If each VC is 2 ohm, use non bridged mode and run each of the 4 channels to each VC. For this case, use a 2 to 1 RCA jack to sum the two channels for each speaker on the amp's input side to make the signal 2 channel instead of 4 channel. Below are examples of quad and dual VC for reference only, the wiring may not match your setup which will depend on your VC resistance (impedance) measurement. Don't forget to set your HPF(High Pass Filter) as this is a subwoofer setup.
My thoughts are that the amp has a poor channel separation but usually you can only hear a very quiet trace of the sound through the undriven channel. I agree with Taurus and make sure that the switch is making contact and moving all the pins to the proper points. This is a Home stereo amp, it comes with an extended 6 year warranty if you register it, I would check into getting a warranty repair before doing anything to it! Looks like a nice quality piece, those dip switches are a little bit confusing but the way it's built it is necessary to have them. It has a Dual Mono amp section so there is no way that any sound can be crossing over unless the swithches are directing it. The only way that can happen is in Parallel or in Mono. You could be in Stereo / Mono which would input both channels and output 3 settings a 1, 2 in Stereo & a Mono, Try hooking a speaker up to the Mono/ Bridge outputs and see if it's louder than just hooked up to 1 or 2. Parallel inputs will give you Mono 1 & 2 with Bridge off, and might give you Mono 1 & 2 with a bridged Mono if the bridge is on, like 3 channels all mono with one getting twice as much power as the 1 & 2 will put out. Although they have it labeled to not use it in those settings it's possible to do. I can see why you would be checking the switches. It may actually be labeled incorrectly , as strange as it seems, many Chinese products have been made with labeling errors. Plus and minus have been wrong on Asian Made car amps so it's not that inconceivable that this may have some incorrect settings shown?
NO dont tie the inputs. Inputs stay just as they are. Outputs are where the bridging happens.
You amp specs are:
4 CHANNEL POWER CHROME/WHITE AMPLIFIER MAX OUTPUT POWER (2 OHM): 200W X 4 = 800W POWER OUTPUT: 90W X 4 @2 OHM (360W) LESS THAN 0.5% THD 60W X 4 @4 OHM (240W) LESS THAN 0.3% THD BRIDGED 180W X 2CH @4 OHM
So lets take 800 watts and divide by 13Volts DC = 61.54 Amps
So if there are 2 fuses start with 30 amp. To play it safe you could use 25 amps and if they blow try a 30. Now if the 30 blows you may need to take
another look at your wiring. I think 30 will be fine though.
It sounds like the problem is with the amp. try using the other sub in bridged mode and see if it still turns it off. If it still turns off then its definitely the amp. In 2 channel mode you are using each channel at 4 ohms right? and in bridged mode to 1 speaker it should be throwing a ton of power on a 4 ohm load as well,it should work fine bro -its gotta be the amp
In bridge mode, the left and right amplifiers are in essence connected together. Typically, the speaker connections are to the positive connectors for each channel for this mode. WIth the speakers still connected, you essentially shorted the outputs to ground and smoked the output section. The unit will detect this now and not turn on the output section. Your unit is in what is usually called "protect" mode. This unit will require repair. Expect to have the output transistors replaced at the very least. I would estimate around $16-$40 for parts.
If the amplifier supports an RMS power output close to the RMS input power of the subwoofers then run the amplifier in stereo mode. For example 150 watts RMS X 4 channels driven at 20-20khz. (If you can provide a model # for the subs and the amp your looking at I can help you further with this decision.
Wiring for this is easy and simply involves matching the connectors for 2 of the channels (Front or Rear) to each of the subwoofers.
#2 Mono Bridged mode.
If the amplifier is lower power but mono bridgable you can bridge two Pairs of channels and power each of the subwoofers this way.
Generally speaking a 2 channel bridgable amplifier will be able to at least combine the wattage of each channel into a single monural channel and in many cases its actually higher.
So you would bridge the front 2 channels into a single bridged mode for one subwoofer. and then you could bridge the read 2 channels into another bridged mono channel for your other sub woofer.
For example if you had bridgable amplifier thats 50 watts RMS X 4 you coudl very likely (Generalization based on quality of amplifier) send 150 watts RMS to each subwoofer.
Again I would need to know what amp you're refering to to provide specific wiring instructions. Many Bridging amplifiers either have a single switch that will send them to bridged mode or you would use the positive + terminal from one channel and the negative - terminal from the other channel or a combination of both.
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.