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The Pioneer GM A5602 can handle down to 4ohms bridged @450W continuous. So not sure of the difference between the GM5602 and the GM (A)5602 but I would bet it would be able to handle an 8 ohm load easily. Probably at about half of the power(225W)...which is still quite a lot depending on what you are planning on pushing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rockford Fosgate Punch 360.2
If the wires were touching then the amp overworked itself into a early grave..What happends when they touch is the amp goes from seeing a 4 ohm load to seeing a 0 ohm load. You can imagine why this would be bad for a amp...usually the amp should shut off to protect from damage and I would assume that Rockford would. Right now im having a similar problem..I suggest your call rockford and ask to talk to a technical advisor ( the name escapes me) and ask him what he thinks.
Posted on Mar 25, 2007
Ok.. Bridge the two sub into 4ohm than bridge to amp.
So. this how it goes.
sub1 + -
to | |
sub2 - +
amp (L) - + (R)- +
This will use the full potiental of RF 800a2 amp. I believe it like 1153 watts max out.
Posted on May 29, 2008
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.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
If you have that amp inside a box with no airflow for cooling, it will overheat and cut out no matter how you connect it, or what the impedance load you are running. Higher impedance equals less power, less heat. Lower impedance equals more power, more heat.
The amp is only stable to 4ohms in bridged mode, so the 2 SWE-1242 Type E's connected in parallel would be a 2ohm load. Wiring each sub to a separate channel presents a 4ohm load, which is OK.
After getting some airflow to the amp, the next thing I'd consider is a "big three upgrade". It's less expensive than a capacitor, and probably much more effective. And all you need is about 10-12 feet of 2 gauge wire, 6 ring terminals, some tools, and about 1 hour with a cool engine. If the amp still cuts out after cooling it down and getting more current to it with the big three, then consider installing a cap.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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