Question about Power Acoustik Car Audio & Video
I just cant seem to figure out how to install my new power acoustik 30th anniversary version series 4 channel 1200 watt amplifier to my new pioneer head unit and 2 1300 watt 12" sony xplod subwoofers. I couldn't find the right wire harness for my HU so I had to connect all of the wires with wire nuts and i dont know where to go from here. Please help me.
Power to battery. Ground to something in trunk. Remote to blue lead on radio. Rca to line or sub out on radio.
Posted on Sep 14, 2017
Honestly I would say no. The wattage is just too much for the amp, I would recommend 1 amp for the sub, and one for the 8' speakers.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
asuming the 8s are 4ohms each; wire two in series and that gives you 8ohms then two more in series then you put those together in parallel and it gives you a 4ohm load. repeat with other four for the other side. you should then be able to bridge the sub
series; posative of one speaker to negative of other speaker and that doubles your ohms
parallel; posative to posative negative to negative and that cuts the ohms in half
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
SOURCE: How to wire a sony 1200 watt amp
I believe what your trying to do is to run 2 12" subs and some other satillite speakers? We used to do that all the time.. That is called running the amp in "mixed mono" that's where the mids & tweets are run in stereo while the subs are bridged mono. This configuration is what made Rockford Fosgate "The Bomb" back in the day. To do what you want your subs have got to be 8 ohms, NOT 4, Dual Voice Coil 4 ohms would be OK. Before i tell you how it can be done let me tell you what will happen... For one thing you will be "making" your own cross overs for the subs and mids and tweets. Forget about using the cross overs on the amp. 2ndly you will lose about 1/3 to 1/2 of the amps power because the crossovers are so inefficient, so don't even think your going to get anywhere near 1200 watts from the amp. More like 300, and that's on a good day. But if you still want to do it you go to your Radio Shack and get 1ea 6.0 mHy (milhenry) coil and two 47 mfd (microfared) capacitors, or something close to that value. So you would wire your mids & tweets normal in stereo and on the + line to each mid wire in the 47 mfd capacitor. That is your h/p crossover which will crossover your mids @ appx 130hz. Now on your subs. You want to wire them in parellel (both +s twisted together and both -s twisted together so it looks like there is just one woofer with a + and a -) Than from the L+ of the amp run a wire to the coil and from the coil to the + of the woofers, than using the R- of the amp to the -s of the woofers. Do not use any of the amps built in crossovers leave it on full. Good luck. Mark @ Sounds Good to Me Tempe, AZ
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
I just got done with 10 others like this with the same problem, just look at some of my other solutions to see what you will be doing. Basically you need to upgrade your entire charging system to run these amps, You guys are not even considering the power draw that it takes to keep these things running at full power! You need to plan out your system way before you start to buy things to make sure that you will only have to install it once and do it correctly. It all starts with the power available from your alternator. You will have about 40 to 60 amps of left over current to use from a stock alt after it has to charge the battery and power the car while driving. That means you can have a head unit drawing 15 amps and a sub amp that will draw 35 to 40 amps before you will need to upgrade your entire charging system. Failure to do this will result in Batteries lasting 1 year a new alt every summer, your amps will burn up the insides a few times before you realize the importance of this all.
Posted on Apr 04, 2013
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