10L7 dual 4 ohm + 450.2 help!!

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  1. 94cc0rd

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    Hey guys.. My friend just bought a dual 4 ohm Kicker 10L7 and a Kicker kx450.2. Now the kx450.2 does 450 @ 4 ohms bridged. If i am correct, the dual 4 ohm 10L7 cannot be wired to the amp @ 4 ohms... or can it??

    My friend bought this setup thinking he could get 450 watts to the 10L7 @ 4 ohms. Is there any way to wire this setup to get maximum power (450 watts) out of the 2 channel amp?
     
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    bump? help anyone?
     
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    nobody?
     
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    I'm confused about the power output of the amp. Is it called a 450.2, because it can do 450Watts/channel at 2 ohms, so bridged it can do 450Watts/1 channel at 4 ohms? Just want to get that straight. Is this max power or RMS? Huge difference.

    If each voice coil on the L7 is 4 ohms, it is not possible to get a 4 ohm load at the amp. It would be either a 2 or 8 ohm load. He needs either a dual 2 ohm or dual 8 ohm sub so the amp will see 4 ohms.

    Does the amp not support 2 ohms in bridged? If it does, just wire it up in parallel.
     
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    no, the xxx.2 kickers don't support 2 ohm mono. he needs a 400.1 or 600.1 to work with that sub. or a dual 2 ohm L7.
    Veo- that's 450 total output. kicker amps are #ered with total output . channels hence 1200.1, 600.4 450.2.
     
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    What does total mean? Max or RMS? See the confusion? lol. I'm sure you know RMS means root-mean-squared, and max means the peak amplitude of the sine wave. So, by total, you mean..?
     
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    i follow you on the confusion. i believe the intention (of Kicker) is to be max output of the amp on all channels combined, then the number of channels the amp has. while the amp should put out at least 450 watts max driven thru 2 channels, it probably has a birth sheet with a rating between 470 and 510 watts max (at a 2 ohm stereo load). does that help? I think the biggest part of the number is a sales tool, i.e.- "You can get this amp for $3xx.95 and it will put out 450 watts to power your _________! That's less than a dollar a watt!" as an example. see what i'm saying?
     

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