can i bridge the amp with these speakers?

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  1. turbobuick420

    turbobuick420 New Member

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    i have a four channel amp and i am going to run 2 6x9 infinity kappa 2 ohm speakers, they have some type of crossover or something with them. can i bridge the amp to run more power to the 2 speakers. i thought i read some where that its bad to bridge a 2 ohm speaker. any one know. these are the speakers i have. the amp is an older alpine 4 channel.
    http://www.audio-warehouse.com/web/mdl/692.7i/detail.asp
     
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    phyphoestilic New Member

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    im confused, it sounds like your trying to bridge the channels on the amplifier so instead of putting out power in 4 channels its putting out more power at only 2 channels, the problem is most amplifiers can only bridge to 4 ohms or higher resistance. So if u bridge ur amplifier to ur 2ohm speakers u might end up blowing the amp since its running at an impedance lower than its suppose to.
     
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    hook them up left channel and right channel. you'll already be getting more power from the amp because you'll be running the channels at 2 ohms. if you try to bridge most 2 ch a/b style amps, it will damage them. by bridging, i am referring to using the left ch + (pos) and the right ch - (neg). I'm going to assume this is the same terminology you're using for "bridging."
     
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    ya thats what i thought. i might find some components for the other channel. thanks
     

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