Question about Car Audio & Video
SOURCE: bridge subwoofers
Without looking up the individual specs of your speaker and amp, I'll offer a few basics when it comes to bridging an amp.
Most important...find out what impedance (ohm) that your amp can handle bridged!! If you go below this rating, you will run the risk and most likely eventually overheat and short circuit the amp. You must also know the impedance of your sub (which can come in a variety) to be able to match them. Depending on this impedance match-up, it may be less beneficial to bridge the speaker to this amp. For example if there is an impedance mismatch you'll either get less power from the amp or short circuit the amp. If you know these I can help you come up with the best solution.
If you know bridging is the best option, then you'll have to know which terminals on the amp to use in order to bridge. This is how it normally works. On a 2 channel amp...you would normally take the positive from one channel to the positive on the speaker, and the negative from the OTHER channel to the negative on the speaker...and this is how you bridge the amp. The other two channels would remain UNCONNECTED. BUT!!! you have to make sure you use the correct 2 channels...it varies from manufacturer. But take heed not overload the amp...and not to overpower the sub. There are a few different ways that you can configure the subs if you find it beneficial to bridge your amp, these would take long to explain and would depend on the impedance of your subs and specs of your amp...these wiring configurations is how you match the impedance of the speakers input to the amps output (and is very important to do correctly) Look up "parallel and series" wiring configurations. Let me know if this helps, or if you need further help. Find out the impedance of your subs and the specs of your amp and i'll be able to assist you more. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
All depends on your amp. Is it 1 ohm stable or not?
positive (pos) on voice coil 1 (vc1) to Pos on vc2 and negative (neg) on vc1 to neg on vc2. Then speaker wire from amp to one vc only = 1ohm load.
Pos from amp to Pos on vc1. Neg of vc1 to Pos of vc2. Neg of vc2 to amp = 4 ohm load.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
The wiring configuration depends on what final impedance you want the amp to see. If the subs are 4ohm DVC's, you can wire them to present a 2ohm impedance or an 8ohm impedance. The diagrams are here. If your subs are 2ohm DVC's, the wiring is the same. The impedances will be 1ohm and 4ohms.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
that should be fine, but with that much power you might want to invest in earplugs, the SPL or sound pressure level from those speakers could rip your ear drums out of your head, kick them around for awhile, spit on them and shove them back in through your nose.
**Disclaimer, I am not a medical doctor and do not claim to be, I am simply warning you about hearing loss as I have suffered from between 30 - 50% hearing loss because of loud bass. but seriously, if the speakers sound like """" turn it down a little bit. that system should work fine though.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
SOURCE: i have a kenwood 12
You need to get a "Crossover network" first and wire that to the Amp, and wire speakers to that.
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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