wazzup nogs, is it a good idea to hook a mono block amp to two subs? *AMP CREW*

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  1. t8thgr8

    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    it is 1000X1 going to two eclipse aluminum 12s. does stereo matter to subwoofers? and if it's 1000 x 1 what would it be if it were running x 2? i wanna say 500 x 2 but i know it never works out that way. and if its a good idea how would i need to connect it? :hsd:
     
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    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    btw i used to run a 600 X 2 amp to the 2 subs. will i notice a difference with a monoblock amp?
     
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    It wont hurt anything as long as your load is higher than the amps minimum stable load.
     
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    Subbass is non-directional, therefore stereo sound is not necessary.

    You should not notice much of a difference, if matched to the correct load for maximum RMS power of the amplifier, each subwoofer will receive 500rms.
     
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    monoblock means one channel. you can't do stereo with that amp. prolly 2 ohm stable, so if you have DVC subs (well, if they're dual 4's your screwed unless your amp is 1 ohm stable) wire them series-parallel
     
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    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    nah the dvc version of these subs came out later so i know they are single voice coiled. if thats even a term.
     
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    so ur saying there will be a difference?
     
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    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    He just answered your question. As far as he knows, you will not. Simple math will tell you the same thing.
     
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    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    easy, biff. I just want to make sure i dont loose any stereo effect but putting these on one channel. i know bass is non directional but i still hate the idea of sacrificing stereo and having both speakers doing the same thing no matter what, might sound flat.
     
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    There is no stereo in subs. It wont matter if you have 1 sub or 2 subs, stereo or mono. Either way it will sound all the same. Even if there was stereo you would never notice it because bass comes from the back of your car not left to right which is what stereo is. :doh:
     
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    Fucking duh.
     
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    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    inorite?
     
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    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    then why would one prefer a two channel amp for subs over a one channel?
     
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    :hsugh: you wouldn't
     
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    Stereo on subs is only going to help in a space larger than a vehicle (where an actual wave can exist, and not just pressure fluctuation) and with higher bass frequincies. Bass doesnt become directional for most people untill 60-70Hz or so.
     
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    In the +12v world, the only purpose would be to match the impedance of their subwoofer(s).

    If your subwoofer(s) give a final 4ohm load, you want to run a 2channel amplifier bridged. To get full power.

    If your subwoofer(s) give a final 2ohm or 1ohm load, you want to run a mono block amplifier. To get full power.

    This covers almost all cases, occasionally some amplifiers are capable of running 2ohms bridged. Not very common though.
     
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    Have a friend do it that knows more than you.
     

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