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Glasswolf....why does the BP600.1 look like it is a 2 channel amp????

 

ULM_2004
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hi glass,
i am looking at getting a JBL BP600.1 on Ikesound.com and I know it is a mono amp, but why does it have 2 sets of pos. and neg. speaker terminals???
It looks like this.....(+)(-)(+)(-)....(pwr)(rem)(grd)
It looks like a 2 channel amp!!!!! Is this just to wire it w/ larger wire or something??? And why does it have 2 sets of RCA inputs???

help me out here man....
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 1068
Registered: 12-2003
sure. this is an easy one.
good observation, by the way.

the amp has L/R front and rear RCA inputs so that if your head unit has front and rear outputs, you can run both to the amp so that your fader control won't affect the subs.
A trick to the JBL amps, i sto use Y-splitters at the RCA inputs so all four inputs get signal. This improves the performance of the amplifier for some reason.

as for the speaker terminals, the amp is designed to make wiring two subwoofers to the amp easier, by offering dual speaker terminals.
If you connect one sub to each pair of terminals, you'll have two subs in parallel connected to the amplifier.
if you go to www.jbl.com you can also download the amplifier's manual in PDF format to read more about these features.
 

ULM_2004
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works for me....thanks man....
i'm orderin it now....
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kure

Post Number: 23
Registered: 01-2004
but suppose u want to get the full 600watts for one 4ohm sub(bridging) at 2ohms
how would u wire it
jus put it on one speaker treminal an leave the other empty

 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 1082
Registered: 12-2003
matt, you won't get a two Ohm load from a single 4 Ohm sub on a mono amplifier.
the amp can't be bridged. It's only got ONE channel.

If you want 600 watts from a BP600.1 with a single sub, you buy a 2 Ohm sub.
period.
 

Anonymous
 
Or a DVC 4 Ohm sub......
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kure

Post Number: 24
Registered: 01-2004
ok thankz
an that 2ohm sub will use up both channels or just one
 

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 1089
Registered: 12-2003
the BP600.1 is a one channel amp.
the two sets of terminals are just for parallel wiring two subs to the one channel
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kure

Post Number: 25
Registered: 01-2004
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