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Amp power too low to push sub?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ShoeDr, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Mar 17, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    ShoeDr

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    Hey guys,

    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?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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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?
     
  3. Mar 17, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    ShoeDr

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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
     
  4. Mar 17, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    Mr Marv

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    That amp will work great with that sub (assuming it is set up properly of course ;)).
     
  5. Mar 17, 2008 at 7:07 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    I agree, set it up bridged mono and you'll be fine. Let us know how it sounds when its up and running.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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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? :confused:
     
  7. Mar 18, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    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)
     
  8. Mar 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    MrMarv -got it...thanks again.
     
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