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Ccan it be bridged with a 5 ohm subwoofer?

I need to know if my Pioneer GM-x322 amp can bridge a 5 ohm sub, without frying the channel

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  • cameron_cran Apr 22, 2009

    what about 5 ohms?

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Hello cameron_cran,

The information I found on the amp is that is a 2-channel and is bridgeable. It is stable in bridged mode to 4 ohms. You should be able to bridge a single 4 ohm sub without damage to the amp.

Hope this helps.

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