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amplifier loads

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Forum Name: Car Audio
Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=94083
Printed Date: December 05, 2022 at 8:46 AM


Topic: amplifier loads

Posted By: ayalahomero
Subject: amplifier loads
Date Posted: May 20, 2007 at 10:48 AM

if i wire 2 svc (4 ohm)subs in series i get an 8 ohm load. now the amp i got runs 4 ohm or 2 ohm loads and i havent seen an amp that specs an 8 ohm load can i still us this amp at that load

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homero ayala



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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: May 20, 2007 at 11:40 AM
A solid state amplifier lists the minimum impedance it can sustain.  Any higher impedance load is OK, it will produce less power output but generally it will do so with much lower distortion.  An 8-ohm load will not harm your amp.

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Posted By: ayalahomero
Date Posted: May 20, 2007 at 11:55 AM
so can i bridge at an 8 ohm load

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homero ayala




Posted By: zhalverson
Date Posted: May 20, 2007 at 12:13 PM
You should be fine bridging an 8 ohm load.  The amplifier will effectively "see" a 4-ohm load unless it's a mono amp.




Posted By: ayalahomero
Date Posted: May 20, 2007 at 12:38 PM
good info man!

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homero ayala





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