phoenix gold can handle 1 2 3 or 4 ohm stable...and their new xenon amps are something special..well worth the money..nowadays i find myself saying you get what you pay for..so you do the math...and actually that would be a 1.5 ohm load not 3 heres a diagram for you
what kind of sub is 6 ohms?? I Have nover heard of a sub like that.
Just look at Audiobahns they have all kinds of crazy Ohm loads. I belive Alumq's have Dual 6 omhs sum are dual 2 or 4 Aduiobahn doesnt want you to use the same amp for new subs, so they make a new amp per seires, just like microsoft. New computer? you need newest OS microsoft has to offer, we dont care if XP sucks its NEW!!! Viva la Linux.
1 ohm stable only means that you can drop the resistance load of the speakers down to 1 ohm and the amp will function at the noted specifications. You can run that amp at any higher load, say 2,3,4,5...and so on. The power output to each load will not be the same. As the load increases the amount of wattage the amp can deliver is decreased. However if you run the load down to 1/2 ohm, the amp is likely to overheat. This is because there is too little resistance to current flow and a higher current flow=more heat.
So as long as the ohms the amp is set to are lower than the total subwoofer impedance, it'll work? Such as the amp at 2 ohms and a 4 ohm sub load.
OK here, when you hook up sub's you want the lowest resistance(ohms) possible(unless the total is lower than the amp can handle). exapmle... I have 2 DVC 4ohm sub's and I wired them down to 1ohm, My amp can handle 1ohm stable and has most output at 1ohm.
now about if an amp doesnt specify weather it could proform at a differnt impendace, it could possibly do it, but it may be unstable, we need glass on this one, Master Electrition.
It will only be unstable if the total load is lower than what the amp is rated at. You could run 4 ohms on a 1 ohm stable amp all day long, but you would not be getting the total amount of power that the amp is capable of producing while still being stable. What you are trying to accomplish is getting as close to the rating as possible without exceeding it. This will allow the amp to produce the power that it was designed for.