I'm getting a kenwood kac-8403 4/3/2 channel amp that I plan to run 6 speakers from. Its for my boat, i thought i would run the 4 stock speakers from 2 channels (2 speakers on each channel=2 ohm load) and the 2 tower speakers from another channel giving me a 2 ohm load again. However, this would leave one channel unused. Does it work to use 3 channels of a 4 channel amp and just not use the 4th one? I suppose i could bridge 2 of the channels and run the tower speakers from the bridged channel, but i think that would most likely be too much power for them...Are amps capable of running 2 channels each at 2 ohms along with a bridged channel at 2 ohms as well? Or does the bridged channel need to be 4 ohms? Ohms ohms ohms, confusing
hmm, just did sum more research and found that its 4 ohm stable bridged, so i guess its not stable at 2 ohms, or at least it doesnt say anything about it. Is it a common thing for amps to be 2 ohm stable in bridged mode?
if they are 1 ohm stereo stable then yes. You can run it at 2 ohms stereo so run the 4 speakers to the front at 2 ohms and the only other option you have is to run the rear 2 speakers at 4 ohms off the other 2 chan.
ill probly stick with the 4 chan and run the tower speakers at 4 ohms seams to makes the most sense. i was hoping for the most power being that there tower speakers and they need to put alot out to be heard way back there wen wakeboarding, but 60watts is a fairly good amount and should hopefully be enough to get the job done. Thanks alot for your help. ryan