Question about MTX Car Audio & Video
I have a question i have 2 12s by mtx and the peak power is 1200 watt 400 rms and i have a 2000 watt amp 4 channel amp and if i bridge them i get 1000 will it blow my speakers and/or will 500 go to each speaker
If you bridge the amp and get 1000 watts RMS and that is split going to two speakers then you will get 500 watts RMS at each speaker. If you have your amplifier on maximum gain it may blow your speakers, not because they are overpowered but because you might run into "clipping" issues running the amp at maximum capacity. Just to be safe I would dial the amp's gain down to 3/4 of the way to full gain. That should give you ample power and keep your amp from clipping and running hot.
Posted on Sep 02, 2015
if your sub will handle it, bridging it will give you more power. The best thing to do is to find out how much power the amp puts out ( RMS ) and if it is in your power handling range bridge it. It sounds better and gives you a harder punch because of more power.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
SOURCE: mtx audio 4252 amplifier
63 watts X 2 @ 4-ohms.
125 watts X 2 @ 2-ohms
250 watts X 1 @ 4-ohms bridged
Since no power rating is given @ 2-ohms in bridged mode, it means that the amp is only stable to 4-ohms.
The manual does not specify a peak power, but since RMS is about 70.7 of peak, that makes it 353.5 watts.
You can download the manual from here. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
yea for sure thats a good upgrade. You shouldnt havebeen able to blow the kenwoods with 400 watts though-meaning that they probably blew from distortion which causes heat(fast) Check your gain on the amp start it out at 1/4 gain and turn up your deck to the point where you can hear distortion from your mids and highs or to the maximum level that you listen to your music at. If you're jamming out at a level that is causing distortion then you will be sending a distorted signal to the amp as well. The amp then amplifies the distorted signal through the subs which overheat and blow. So find the distortion spot and then turn it down just a little bit till it clears up your sound-then adjust your gain on the amp up slowly until you cant hear it getting any louder. Once you have done that you have reached the limit of CLEAN power that you are going to get.Thats where you want to keep it. Watch the bass boost too if you have the bass up on the deck and then crank up the bass boost on the amp it really f's up the signal too. Good luck
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
Is there a option on the chanels that say ''Bridged''? If so, you can hook the subs up in parellel or series to get different ohm loads. Usually the lower ohms, the more power amp puts out. Those subs can handle 225 watts RMS whitch means the power it can handle constantly. If the amp gives more than 225 watts RMs, you could be at risk of blowing the sub. If you could give me the model # of the amp, I can be of more help.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
you have to install an amplifier to your car sound system, best bet to go to your local sound specialist for a good amplifier
Posted on Jul 16, 2014
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