Car Audio Question

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    JasinS Active Member

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    So I was trolling around a corvette forum and found out that my factory amps run at 1ohm... my question, is there any 8" subwoofers that can be run at say 50w/1ohm? And are there any 4" speakers that can do the same?? Im confused and not that great with this stereo stuff yet :hs: any help would be awesome
     
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    well your impedance level is based on the driver itself. You speaker would either be a 2/4/6 ohm driver. So to get a 1 ohm load and get your rms power from the amp you would need to run 2 2ohm speakers. 1 ohm subs aren that easy to come by, well at least the last time I was shopping for car audio.

    besides, how were you expecting to wire up you factory amps to run a subwoofer. The vette doesnt have a stock 8" sub does it?
     
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    no it has 2 rear 6.5" speakers.... I just noticed that a 8" wont fit into it :hs: I was just seeing if I could find 2 rear speaker that would run ok at 1ohm so I dont have to rewire the whole damn stereo
     
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    I know that a 2ohm dvc speaker wired in parallel would work but I'm not thinking they make those kind of speakers this small
     
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    How small? 8"?

    http://www.audiopulse.com/products/subwoofer-drivers/epic

    The first driver that came to mind. With a little research more can be found. If you contact some smaller companies directly they may even be able to build you a custom sub.

    Granted you are falling around 500w (or 10dB) short of the driver's normal capeability with reccomended amplification...but it works.

    As far as 6.5" subs go, I dont think you could get two 2ohm drivers or 2 dual 4ohm drivers though there may be one out there.
     
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    you might consider running an mb quart 6" midbass driver as well then
     
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    I found some 6.5" infinity kappas that are 2ohm... Any idea how they would sound if I were to hook them up to a 1ohm amp?
     
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    I think the 8" is out of the question now, I think I may try to find a nice 6.5" for the rear and some 5.25" for the front :dunno: Since no company makes a 1ohm speaker I might try a 2ohm and hope its not super quiet
     
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    just check to make sure your speakers you are replaceing arent internally crossed over in the amp... those systems are probably not full range for the 6.5" drivers. The stock setup probably uses them as solely a woofer and the mids and highs are from another speaker.

    also if the existing drivers are wired to give a 1 amp load doesnt mean you have to put another 1 amp load on them. Try and figure out the stability of the amp, it may be 1 ohm to 16 ohm stable. If thats the case you can wire a 2 ohm driver on it, you would just lose some power output of the amp.
     
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    Get a couple RE Audio XXX6.5 components and just ditch the tweeters. Long excursion, 2 ohm each, amazing sounding.
     
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    rockford made a 6" sub at one point, as well as JL. The RF sub number was 3406, but that's a single 4 ohm config. I don't remember if they made a dvc version. the JL sub is a 6W0, which i know also came in the svc 4 ohm. don't know about dvc on that one either.
     
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    good info

    its a shame they didnt offer a 1 ohm 6W7 that would hold 750 watts....LOL:naughty:
     

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