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Sub power hadling capacity

Xplod subwoofer 380 rated power,. maximum to 1300w. while the xm-1652z in bridge connection is 400w x 1 maximum to 1000w x 1.... does a 380w sub can be connected to 400watts x 1chanel ammplifier? pls help me....

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Re: sub power hadling capacity

Yes. If the rated power is 380W and the Max power is 1000W then it will handle it. Subs fry when clipping occurs. Clipping is when the amplifier is pushed past its capabilities and the output to the sub gets "dirty". The better quality the amp, the safer it will be on your speakers. It is also important to remember that the gain control on the amplifier is NOT a volume control to boot the sound, it is only to match the output from the headunit to the input handling of the amp. Cranking the gain up too much WILL CAUSE CLIPPING.

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Can i bridge a Sony Xm-1652Z 2 Channel amp to 2 subs it gives me 2ohms

No - it is not 2 ohm mono stable

  • 1000W max power
  • 165W x 2, 20Hz - 20kHz, @ 0.04% THD + N, at 4 Ohms
  • 200W x 2, 20 - 20kHz, @ 0.15% THD + N, at 2 Ohms
  • 400W x 1, 20Hz - 20kHz, @ 0.1% THD + N, at 4 Ohms
  • OTL (Output Transformerless) circuit
  • Pulse power supply
  • Line & High Level Inputs
  • .3-6V Level Adjustment Control (RCA Pin Jacks) 1.2-12V (High Level Input)
  • 80 Hz, -18dB/octave Low Pass Filter Switch

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Sep 13, 2010 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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Can i have box dimentions for my 12" xplod sub

  • Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year limited
  • Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year limited
  • Product Height 12"
  • Product Width 12"
  • Product Weight 7.8 lbs.
  • Product Depth 6-1/2"
  • Subwoofer Size 12"
  • Resistance (Ohms) 4 ohms
  • Bottom Mount Depth (inches) 10"
  • Woofer Composition Mica-reinforced woven glass fiber composite
  • Woofer Surround Rubber
  • Peak Power handling 1300W
  • RMS Power Range (Watts) 380
  • Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 12"
  • Sensitivity 84dB
  • Frequency Response 30Hz - 1kHz
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Jun 04, 2010 | Sony Xplod XM-554ZR Car Audio Amplifier

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How to install Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

First you will need to post the # of voicecoils each subwoofer has, and their resistance.
Next - you can purchase an amplifier installation kit just about anywhere that will supply you with everything needed to wire up 1 amplifier.

Power wire w/fuse
Ground Wire
Remote Wire
RCA cables
Speaker Wire.

CLICK HERE for your manual.

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Jul 21, 2009 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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How do i bridge 3 subs to a 4 channel amp

My information shows the XM-1652Z as being a 2-channel amp. It will not be stable below 4-ohms in bridged mode. For best power, your subs will need to be 2-ohms with all 3 wired in series. This will present a 6-ohm load to the amp. After wiring the subs in series, connect the positive speaker wire to one channel (+) and the negative speaker wire to the other channel (-). For the 1652Z no other wiring is necessary. For subs you will also want to set the LPF (80Hz) switch to the "ON" position (to the right).

Keep in mind that the rated output is only 400 watts RMS at 4-ohms in bridged mode. That's kinda wimpy for 3 subs. You would probably obtain better results from two 2-ohm subs, each connected to a separate channel. That way each sub would be getting 200 watts RMS, still low but there's lots of good subs that will sound pretty loud with 150-200 watts

Mar 25, 2009 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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Will this give me what I want

I perfer a sound stream reference 500, it is a great amp. I had 4 Kicker comps 12", and man the boooom. What you have is good, if you have them bridged.

Jan 15, 2009 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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Amplifier and subwoofer

Yes, it should have little trouble. You will be best to keep it 2-channel and get another Sub. then run both. if you bridge it you will blow your 1 Sub. DON'T FORGET to put a in-line Low Pass Crossover in front of the Amp. OR any Sub.(one for each if you do go for 2) as they were never made for the high frequencies. An adjustable one is best for fine tuning. In thory you have a 600 watts buffer that way. If you do it Mono you are 400 watts over. If you want to go Mono you will need over 2000 watts on the Sub. end to turn it right up. Oh and some good ear-plugs if you want it loud whilst you are inside the car.

Dec 26, 2008 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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How to measure watts

You need a Volt Meter and an Ohm Meter. P = VI & I = V/r, so Power = (Volt^2)/Ohms .

You can get the ohms by hooking them up to the subwoofer input wires, and you get the volts by hooking up to the amp output terminals/wires. Although, amps will put out different voltages for different frequences, this should give you ballpark estimates.

Nov 10, 2008 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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Amp and sub connection

Too many problems, lol. One at a time. I lost you in your post, run by me again but one amp at a time.

Jan 08, 2008 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier cuts out when turned up loud

The best thing to do is to get a amp that is more watts than your subs, not the other way around, speakers are known to handel a lil more power but amps cant produce more power than they are capable of... your ground wire should be thick also, say 6 to 8 mm or so, and its best to put in a cap and an equalizer.

Dec 19, 2007 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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