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Eclipse PA5532 Hi, I don't have an owners manual for my amp and would like to know if I'm ok hooking up 4- 4 ohm speakers to the front outputs.......4 -4 ohm speakers to the rear outputs and 1- 4ohm subwoofer plus a set of 4ohm Bass Shakers under the seats. everything will see a 2ohm load and it should totally crank right! I guess what my question is ..can I put a 2ohm load on the subwoofer output and well as the front and rears with this amplifier? Also I want to be able to control the intensity of the bass shakers so what would be a way to wire in a volume knob on the dash for them or am I just adding more resistance on the line?I can just go to radio shack and buy a potentimeter for that? Thanks a lot for your time and have a Happy joyous Thanksgiving!Dino

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  • Dean (Dino) Ayres Nov 22, 2007

    Do you know where I could find a PDF Manual for this amplifier?

    I have Eq's in the system Starting with an Alpine 3342 and a Phoenix Gold Bass Cube.

    All of the speakers are going to be on Bass Blockers.

    All five channels can handle a two ohm load with this amp? Can I go lower than that on the subwoofer channel? Or will I need to wire the two bass shakers and the one 4 ohm sub some other way so the subwoofer channel runs right?


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Want to know the output of the amp and what type of speakers to use eg 4 - 6 or 8 ohms



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I do think you can knowing your Amp is 5channel and 960watts,Yes you can goto radio shack for the potentimeter or goto your local audio store and buy a equalizer So you don't over power your Amp

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