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Old 03-17-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Amp power too low to push sub?

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I have a 250 Kicker amp and a 10" pioneer shallow (300 nominal - 1000max). Will this amp ultimately be too underpowered to push the sub?
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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Is the amp 250 watts max or RMS, is this per channel, how many channels does it have, and is rated at 2 ohms or 4? Is the sub 2 or 4 ohms?
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:25 PM   #3
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Good questions and I'm sure they'll make more sense to you than me, lol.
Amp
RMS Power/Watts
2 ohm stereo, all channels driven 125 x 2
4 ohhm bridged mono, all channels driven 250
Input sensitivity low level 125mv high level 250mv
Sub
4 ohms
nominal power 250w max 1000w
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That amp will work great with that sub (assuming it is set up properly of course ).
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That amp will work great with that sub (assuming it is set up properly of course ).
I agree, set it up bridged mono and you'll be fine. Let us know how it sounds when its up and running.
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Thanks for the quick response gentlemen! So, by bridged mono, does that mean I should bridge the 2 connections into one to the sub?
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Thanks for the quick response gentlemen! So, by bridged mono, does that mean I should bridge the 2 connections into one to the sub?
Your welcome and yes you will bridge the two channels into one however you will only use the positive from one channel and the negative from the other (it should be marked on the amp or in your manual)
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