I see alot of questions asked about what amps to buy, and I have a question on this for anyone. Is it better to buy an amp that is rated best at 2ohms, 1 ohm stable, or what? I guess what I'm saying is that I have always heard that running subs at 1 ohm is putting all the amps power into the subs(?) mono Then I see where guys buy 2 channel amps and run them as such into 2 ohms, which is better, or what is the rule of thumb to go by? Thanks
That doesn't make much sense. All you do is buy an amp that puts out the right amount of power at the right ammount of resistance (ohms) for your subs. So if you have a 4-ohm sub that is 300 watts rms, look for an amp that does about 300 watts rms @4 ohms. It gets more complicated than that, but that is the basics. Take a look here:
Thanks for the site, I guess I didn't explain what I meant very well. Ok, lets say and this is what I have 2 subs that are dvc 4ohms, depending how I wire them I can get 1 or 4 ohms at the amp! My question is do you want an amp that is 1 ohm stable and run it that way, or in other words is that best or what, does any of this make sense?
Yes, that makes sense. With those subs you can get a 1 ohm stable mono amp or bridge a 2 channel amp @4 ohms. It doesn't really matter which you want to do as long as you get the right ammount of power for your subs in the end. The 2 channel, in general, would be a little cheaper, becuase most DECENT 1 ohm stable mono amps are kind of spendy.
Ok what I am saying is that if I need 1000 watts to both subs, it will be hard to find a 2 channel amp that provide that at 4 ohms, and say I did find one, would the sound and way the subs work be the same, if you were to run say a mono amp @ 1 ohm giving the subs 1000 watts, or running them at 4 ohms running a 2 channel amp. LOL, I hope this makes sense this time!
Ok now I understand what you are trying to say! And the answer is yes, there is no sound difference between the 2. But def looks for good companies that honestly rate their power. Some of the top brands are like Zapco, JL, Xtant, Arc, Brax, US amps and Orion. You will pay more for these amps but they have much better sound quality and don't distort as fast as other cheaper amps.