OT: Amps Strapped, gain setting


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Username: Jtown

ATX, Texas

Post Number: 618
Registered: Mar-07
Figure this is a stupid question, but when setting the gains for 2 amps that are strapped together, would the voltage be the same as for one amp, i.e. ~30volts?

and another seemingly dumb question, both amps have to be set exactly the same correct? there isn't like one amp that would function as the "primary" and the other as a "secondary" right?

Can I use a dist block for ground as well as the power, not together, seperate dist blocks for power and ground?

Only one set of RCAs goes to the HU correct?

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana 2 DD3515s, 1...

Post Number: 5435
Registered: Mar-04
With most strappable amps (like my 20.1's), you have a 'master' and a 'slave'.

You run RCAs from the HU to the 'master' and a single RCA jumper to the 'slave'. You then use the controls on the 'master' and it controls everything.

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Username: Jakeyplaysbass


Post Number: 2048
Registered: Jul-05
are u sure there strappable if theres no master or slave? ive never seen ones that dont, but then again its not really something you look for.

what amps are they?

with my EDs i do the same thing that canaan said.

Silver Member
Username: Jtown

ATX, Texas

Post Number: 625
Registered: Mar-07
RD 1000.1D's

I was thinking there would be a "master and slave" but wasn't sure, which is why I asked if you would set both amps the same.

and what about the dist block? I know everyone suggests running seperate wires for each amp, but would it hurt anything to dist the ground and dist the power?

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Username: •cam•

Post Number: 952
Registered: Nov-06
You just need to make sure you have heavy enough wire to handle the current required by both amps.
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