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Amps how can i get more wattage out of a lighting audio 150 watt lighting bolt amp other than brideging it over

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Your amp is at risk of overheating and blowing if the specs are exceeded. Run bridged mode and get 2nd amp.

To get the most reliable work out of your amp, the speaker loads need to be the lowest impedance recommended. Make sure the 12v supply remains stable, good ground, larger wire (8AWG or better)will reduce voltage drop and a large cap(100,000uF) across 12v line will help with large current pulses. Keep the amp cool. No small air tight enclosures. Fans??
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E Squared/R=P. E(RMS speaker voltage), R(speaker impedance), P(watts). Only way to get more watts is to increase E or reduce R.

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There is simple no answer to a question like this. It's just an amp. There are no tweaks except volume. What are the speakers and how much undistorted power can THEY handle?

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ANY amp driven beyond its 'clean' power limits will start distorting and THAT will kill speakers if not the amp itself. Audible distortion and excessive heat at the amp are signs of stress. The best sound and performance will be somwhere below that point.

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