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new stuff and ? on bridging...

i had some extra money come in from the army, so i upgraded my front speakers to JL audio xr series components. and i finally found a good deal on a 10w3 sub. so yeah! the system will be done as soon as they get here. now, a question on bridging:

i still have a 5 channel amp, but now i just have a set of front speakers. so if i bridge the front speakers over the 4 open channels, i'll get a lot more power to them right? because the JL's RMS is 80w, and the amp just puts out 50w per 2 channels.

well, thanx in advance.

oh yeah i'll have the alpine type r component set for sale as soon as the new ones come in. make me an offer, i bought'em for $130 shipped.
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yes you will get more power by bridging but not all amps are good for bridging so be careful with it.
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it's an alpine v-12 series, uh...mrv-f450
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im not good with amps right off the top of my head. i cant just tell you information about it unless i get a good look over with it. alpines usually make good equipment and they know wut they are doing so you should be alright.

you know to go + on say the right front and - on the left front right? i may have that backwards but thats the ways its done and i had a 250 watt bridgeable, oldest sony probably ever made, amp powering my 6x9s and it worked just fine.
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so use 2 channels for one speaker, right? speaker 1 wires go to LF -, and RF +, and speaker 2 wires go to LR -, and LF +.... right? does it double the power?
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not always true, most amps are marked for bridging to show which wire goes where.

i wouldnt bridge the amp for the speakers IMHO.
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but the JL's handle more power, and then i would have 2 unused channels...and the amp was mucho dinero....why not?
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true...
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nevermind....found the layout in the manual. has it for 3 channels, but doesn't say how much power it'll send to each speaker, around 100 i guess.
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probaly 100 is my guess as well.
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copied from crutchfield

50 watts RMS x 4 + 200 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
60 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms + 200 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
120 watts RMS x 2 + 200 watts RMS x 1 in bridged mode
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