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What is the proper/best mode settings for Bridge mono to push Low mid and Stereo to push Highz

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Hi bongodboss

The user manual for this amp has good instruction on how to connect it. You can download a copy from here.

Page 9 has info about using the amp for "bi-amping" The amp is only a stereo unit, so to do a 3-way system, you will need at least 1 amp mono in bridge mode for lows, and other stereo amp for mods, and another stereo amp for highs. You could use the internal low pass filter for the bottom end, and a 2 way crossover for the mids and highs. Much simpler doing a 2 way system with composite bins for mids and highs, and subs for lows. You only need the 2 amps and use the low and high pass filters inside the EP2500. If you need anymore help on this, I am happy to talk to you more.

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robotek

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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Accidently had peaker connect to A side while in bridge mode wud mixer be damaged


Hi, When an two channel (stereo) amplifier is connected in bridge mode the polarity of one channel is reversed, for this example say channel B. An identical (mono) signal is applied to both channel inputs.
The output is now connected between the two channel +ve outputs. As channel A's output goes +ve , channel B's output goes -ve, thus doubling the output voltage.
On this Behringer powered mixer, the bridge switch simply connects the power amp section inputs, the required way.
The bridged output is wired to the B output between pins 1+ and 2+ of the 4 pole Speakon connector. (Because usually pins 1+ and 1- are used, stereo operation is unaffected.)
So.... If you connect a speaker from the A output alone then I would expect it to work, BUT if there is already a speaker connected from the bridge output, then what happens will depend on the amplifier design.
At best the A channel will see too smaller impedance, and hopefully shutdown.
This is a Behringer, it has digital (class D) power amps, and it does Not claim any amplifier protection !!!
If the powered mixer works in normal stereo, then it is probably OK.
If it then does Not work in bridge mode it is likely to be the connector wiring.
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My thoughts are that the amp has a poor channel separation but usually you can only hear a very quiet trace of the sound through the undriven channel. I agree with Taurus and make sure that the switch is making contact and moving all the pins to the proper points. This is a Home stereo amp, it comes with an extended 6 year warranty if you register it, I would check into getting a warranty repair before doing anything to it! Looks like a nice quality piece, those dip switches are a little bit confusing but the way it's built it is necessary to have them. It has a Dual Mono amp section so there is no way that any sound can be crossing over unless the swithches are directing it. The only way that can happen is in Parallel or in Mono. You could be in Stereo / Mono which would input both channels and output 3 settings a 1, 2 in Stereo & a Mono, Try hooking a speaker up to the Mono/ Bridge outputs and see if it's louder than just hooked up to 1 or 2. Parallel inputs will give you Mono 1 & 2 with Bridge off, and might give you Mono 1 & 2 with a bridged Mono if the bridge is on, like 3 channels all mono with one getting twice as much power as the 1 & 2 will put out. Although they have it labeled to not use it in those settings it's possible to do. I can see why you would be checking the switches.
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Power:
2 ohm stereo (per channel): 975W
4 ohm stereo (per channel): 660W
8 ohm stereo (per channel): 400W
4 ohm bridge-mono: 1950W
8 ohm bridge-mono: 1320W

Load Impedance: Safe with all types of loads. Rated for 4 and 8 ohms in Stereo mode, 4 ohms in Bridge-Mono mode

Voltage Gain to 1-kHz, 8-ohm rated output,
CE 1000:
30.5-dB gain at 1.4-volt sensitivity;
26-dB gain at 2.34-volt sensitivity.
CE 2000:
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Required AC Mains: 50/60 Hz (North American units are 60 Hz only); 100, 120 and 230-240 VAC (+/-10%) units are available.
AC Line Current,
100 Volts: 11.4 A;
120 Volts: 9.5 A;
230-240 Volts: 5.0 A;
At Idle: All amps draw no more than 90 watts.
AC Line Connector: NEMA 5-15P (15 A).

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Please state the subs impedance, but assuming 4 subs with 8Ohm Voice Coil you CAN'T run them in parallel in Bridge Mono because this amp's minimum impedance is 4Ohm in bridge and 2Ohm stereo, maybe a series/parallel connection work, but what's the advantage to run them in Bridge mode? This amp delivers 900W per channel at 4Ohm, you can run a pair paralleled for each channel in a safe way and without the high-risk of your amp being destroyed, besides, amp power at 4Ohm Bridged is NOT recommended for continuous use, let me know your results...

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Can't make sound from mono to auto is your problem I thinks and posts this solution.
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