regarding mono amps.. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-15-2006
Eazy-E's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Longwood, FL
Posts: 48
regarding mono amps..

hey guys...i have a couple of questions...im fairly new to car audio im still learning things here and there...my question is how do u power 2 subs with a mono amp? do u just put both +'s into one terminal and both -'s into the other? my other question is about this amp :http://cgi.ebay.com/SONY-XPLOD-XM-D9...QQcmdZViewItem its 550 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms

would it be too much to push 2 kicker cvr 12's @ 4ohms rated at 400 w rms?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2006
SouthernMudSlinger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Demorest,Ga
Posts: 1,724
If your subs are 4 ohms and the amp only has 1 terminal for Positive and one for Negative, and you hook up 2 4ohm subs, you'd be running the amp at 2ohms, so you would have 900 rms output from the amp powering the subs, which would be about 450rms per sub. Thats how mine is setup. Does that make sence to you?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2006
bamaboy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ALabama
Posts: 531
alot of mono amps have 2 terminals on the outside for speaker hook up, but on the inside they are internally bridged, so it ends up being just the same as having 1 hook up, just easier

just throwing some info out
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2006
Marcaronio's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Posts: 560
Just remember to wire them in parallel to achieve a 2 ohm load. And you should make sure your amp is 2 ohm stable, which the amp you linked to is.

Parallel:
+________
A + +
M SUB SUB
P __-___- _

sorry that looks horrible (google wiring speakers in parallel)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-15-2006
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 2,123
Dual speaker terminals, hell, give me dual 12volt power terminals! It's aweful fun getting 0/1 cable on a lug so it can be secure.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-15-2006
bamaboy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ALabama
Posts: 531
my XX-Golaith has Dual 1/0 Power/Ground inputs

no internal fusing though

ive see a few big amps only have hookup for 4ga wire, no idea why
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Arc Audio FD1200.1 Mono Amps Daytona Beach, Fla edge2k Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 3 04-03-2012 10:29 PM
For Sale: Fosgate 500w mono amp FL korey89 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 12 07-24-2010 08:41 PM
For Sale: CA- JL Audio 1000/1 Mono Amp eddiefromcali Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 5 10-26-2009 04:16 PM
FS. Rockford Power BD Series 1500 Mono Amp Western, Ky straightedge Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 08-20-2009 08:23 AM
A question regarding headunit power and amps Gearhead61 Audio & Video Tech 13 12-17-2006 11:38 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:06 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.