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Username: Greddy_civic

Post Number: 5
Registered: May-06
What feature should i look at when i go to buy an amp. like what feature is it that will let me know it will work with whatever sub i have? Sorry, im a newb wiht car audio
 

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Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1373
Registered: Oct-05
when u look at a amp to fit ur subs you need to first look at ur sub and see what are the diff possibilities of wiring it. use www.the12volt.com and go to woofer wiring on the left

DVC (dual voice coil) 4 ohm sub = 2 or 8 ohm load on the amp

DVC 2 ohm = 1 or 4 ohm load on the amp

DVC 2 ohm subs = 2 or 8 ohm load
DVC 4 ohm subs = 1 or 4 ohm load

when look at this you need to look at the amps power output at the diff ohm rating. there you have to take into accout what you can wire ur sub as, and look on the amp specs to see how much the amp puts out at that "load" or ohm.

the audiobahn a8000t puts out 800 watts @ 2 ohm

> ur sub can be wired to 2 ohm ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

so it matches, and ur sub will get 800 watts.

go to that site and just play around with the amount of woofers and the diff impedences.
 

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Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 2999
Registered: Sep-05
amplifiers have diffrent "CLASSES"
if u get a amp for the highs, it should be a class AB
for the bass, a class D amplifier will be more effiecent than a AB.... but both can still work!

i will look at the classes, and I will look at its rated power @ a certain ohm load...
typically a 1ohm amplifier will be stable @ 1ohm and put out most power at that load!

however some newer amps, will allow you to get full power within a certain range of ohms...
 

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Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1374
Registered: Oct-05
beat ya to it. lol
 

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Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 3000
Registered: Sep-05
lol
he can read these:

http://www.bcae1.com/ampclass.htm
http://www.glasswolf.net/caraudio/amplifiers.html

i think GW forgot to pay for his domain address....
 

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Username: Big_fletch

Newport, Ar, Ar United states

Post Number: 30
Registered: May-06
does anyone know how to bridge a sony explode 1000? and how do u........lol i know the amp sucks but im gonna just bridge one im bored
 

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Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 3001
Registered: Sep-05
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