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-=HN=- Wild9
09-28-03, 02:40 PM
If an amp is rated 500 watts rms x1 @ 2 ohms and its 1 ohm stable, and my subs are wired together in parallel down to 1 ohm does that double what the amp can put out ?? or how does that work?

james.miller
09-28-03, 02:56 PM
theoratically it is, but that never happens. how much of an increase you get is different for every amp. You can expect to see 2/3 > 3/4 increase if the amp is capable.

btw if the amp is bridged, then going from 2 > 1ohm theoretically quadruples the output, but again that never happens in practice.

SpliT71
09-28-03, 07:35 PM
first off, i'd like to know what the hell wiring your subs parallel means.

{PMS}fishy
09-28-03, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by SpliT71
first off, i'd like to know what the hell wiring your subs parallel means.

It would be the opposite of series, if that helps :)

Here is a pretty good explaniation.

http://www.termpro.com/articles/spkrz.html

CrashOveride
09-28-03, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by SpliT71
first off, i'd like to know what the hell wiring your subs parallel means.

Its when you have 2 (or a dual VC sub wich is like 2 to the amp) and you make the + go in the + and out the - then back to the amp and then have another set of wires that come from the amp and do the same to the other speaker, or just splice a wire adn hook it up to both subs (one from the amp), or you take a wire form the + on one sub and hook it up to the + on the other and same for the minus while having one of the speakers hooked up to the sub.

Those are all the same thing, but I have found that one way makes more sense and I can identify it quicker so I explained more (wich may have confused you more *snicker*).

Thats parallel as opposed to series wich is when one sub has a + from the amp and then the - from that sub goes to the + on the other and then the - on that sub goes back to the amp.

If you have only 2 speakers parallel halfs the Ohms while series (with 2 speakers) doubles it.

-=HN=- Wild9
09-29-03, 07:27 AM
thanks for the info yall :) oh and dont forget about series parallel wiring.