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sub and amp questions....

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by rye, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    So if my amp is:

    RMS Power at 4 Ohms 385 W x 1
    RMS Power at 2 Ohms 500 W x 1

    And my sub is a
    Dual 4 ohm
    400w rms

    Does that mean I hook it up with both positives on my sub to the positive on the amp and both negatives on the sub to the negative on the amp, to run at 2 ohms?
  2. schmooot

    schmooot Well-Known Member

  3. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    K that's what I thought...thanks
  4. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Damn I had the gain almost all the way up and my sub smells funny hahah... I guess I should turn it down... Hope I didn't fry it already!
  5. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    LOL lets hope u didnt!
  6. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Good thing you can buy these subs all day off the net for $50 haha
  7. Youds

    Youds Well-Known Member

    gain should be all the way up or at least 3/4s :)
  8. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    All the way?? My amp is 500w rms at 2 ohms and if my sub is 400w rms at 2 ohms wouldn't I blow it up at full gain?? It's been at 3/4 and seems fine....bass boost is at 1/4 and it's sitting around 100hz
  9. schmooot

    schmooot Well-Known Member

    thsi would be the one and only time you look at your peak specs as well as rms and factor them in to the equation.

    I think as long as your peak power on your sub is more than the rms on your amp you'll be fine....don't quote me on that though I just heard it somewhere
  10. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    They're both 800w peak. Now what? lol
  11. schmooot

    schmooot Well-Known Member

    then you're good haha. Just don't push it to the point of distortion like some ghetto ricer and you'll be fine
  12. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Yeah that's just stupid... I don't intentionally blow things up....although it seems to hapeen to me more than others lol...

    I'll keep the gain a little bit down from max and see how she goes.... I found the sub for $40 shipped off https://www.sonicelectronix.com/ so if I blow it whatever! I'm tempted to just buy another one anyway and throw 2 in, then I can run the amp at max and not worry about blowing anything up.....

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