have a wattage question

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  1. cRaZe

    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    ok lets say you have a 1 ohm mono amp that does [email protected].

    now lets say you have two sub's single 2 ohm voice coil each that are rated for a rms of 1000W.

    when you wire them in parallel the amp load becomes 1 ohm.

    my question is does each sub receive 1000 watts rms?
    or does it "even out" where one sub gets 500 and the other gets 500 ?

    also the same theory in series but given different equipment. does each sub receive the same amount of power or does it even out?
     
  2. Maud'dib

    Maud'dib It's always summer on the inside...

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    when the amp sees a 1 ohm load, it will provide 1000 watts at that load. Because there are two different subs it has to go through, it splits the wattage evenly over them, 5000 to each sub.
     
  3. cRaZe

    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    ahhhhh ok so i've been looking at amps with the wrong strategy in mind...

    so if i were interested in 2 subs that eat 400 rms eat... lets say at 2 ohms.

    if i went and got a amp that does 400 @ 2 ohms rms x 1 then id actually be powering them at 200 rms each thus underreaching my goal of powering with max rms and if not a little more..
     
  4. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    that is correct
     

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