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Can this amp be bridged mono?

Would like to run this amp bridged mono and feeding a passive bass enclosure. Will it work without damaging amp?

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Yes, connect the speakers to the red terminals only for bridge, you good to go.

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2, 2 ohm dual voice coils ran in series and bridged on the amp for each sub.

Otherwise, Single Voice Coil 4 ohm subwoofers bridged to amp.

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