Question about Jensen A600HLX Car Audio Amplifier
The amp has 2, 3, and 4 channel modes, but I was wondering if it's possible to connect only 1 subwoofer. The head unit provides plenty of power for the other speakers so I don't wish to connect them. If I were to use this amp, would it be best to put it on 2 channel mode and bridge the 2 channels to the sub? My sub is a pioneer 12" 150W RMS and 800W max, does anyone know how much power would go to sub if I used the method I mentioned? I don't want to damage the sub. What is the RMS power? I hope someone can help me figure this out because I can't wait to install this!
I have this amp, and I bridge the rear channel to my sub, and it must be sending the full 600 watts to the one channel, because so far I have managed to blow 3 subwoofers rated for a max of 800. (One Kicker and two Acoustic Audio's) I have everything tuned as it should be, but I think my main problem here is just not using quality subwoofers, rated at about 600 RMS instead of 800 max.
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
DON"T DO IT! It will kill you amp or st lesadt the ONE channel you choose to use. The only way you can use ONE Sub is to use a Dual Voice Coil and hook each channel to each voice coil.
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
I can't find any documentation for your amp; it was made when Jensen was owned by Recoton, and they're no longer in business. With any 4-channel amp, you can't bridge all four channels into a single channel. What you can do, if you're connecting it to a single sub, is to bridge two of the channels into one channel and leave the other two channels unused. It doesn't usually matter which two channels you pick, but some 4-channel amps designate channels 3 and 4 (or rear channels) for the subwoofer. Whichever ones you use should have a "LPF" or "LP" crossover setting available.
Posted on Jul 01, 2007
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