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    Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    I have an eclipse 87121 DVC 4 ohm sub and the amp I have (JBL 180.2) to power it is only capable of 360 x 1 @4 ohms. It can not be used at 2 ohms in bridged mode.

    So it looks as if I will have to run it at 8 ohms since there is no way to bridge a DVC 4 ohm sub at 4 ohms.

    Will running it at 8 ohms decrease the power output from the amp?

    Will it work well and provide enough power?

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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    just a guesstimate but it'll probably reduce the power output of the amp by half




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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone View Post
    just a guesstimate but it'll probably reduce the power output of the amp by half
    Is there a way to use this amp with this sub at all? Thanks

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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    You could wire it at 2 ohms and put it on one of the channels, or you could wire it at 8 ohms and bridge the amp.

    FYI usually when you go from 4 ohms to 8 it will just cut the power output in half. It will not hurt the amp in any way.



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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    Quote Originally Posted by ccajun4real View Post
    Is there a way to use this amp with this sub at all? Thanks

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    you can still run it at 8 ohms, just won't get the same power as at 4 ohms




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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone View Post
    you can still run it at 8 ohms, just won't get the same power as at 4 ohms

    Unfortunately that would give me only 180 RMS which is not acceptable. Anyone want to trade a JBL P 180.2 for an amp that would do the job? I also have a P 150.1 but that only gives me 150 x 1 @ 2ohms


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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    well you could always TRY to run it at 2 ohms but just be careful to watch for negative side effects



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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    Maybe try the amp at 2 ohms and keep the gain very low. You may be able to squeeze 300is wrms out of it on really low gain @ 2 ohms just fine.



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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    i always wondered if you could just use 1 of the 4 ohm coils or if it would have side effects or possibly damage the woofer.



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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    Well if I run at 8 ohms will at least make the amp work alot less? I mean will it not heat as much and be easier on the amp?

    Do you think it is enough for the sub that is 300 RMS max? Thanks to all

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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    Quote Originally Posted by ccajun4real View Post
    Well if I run at 8 ohms will at least make the amp work alot less? I mean will it not heat as much and be easier on the amp?
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    8 ohms means your amp is only putting out 1/2 it's output vs a 4 ohm load. So yes, its working less and will not heat up as much.

    Do you think it is enough for the sub that is 300 RMS max? Thanks to all
    RMS and MAX are totally different. Which do you mean?



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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom240 View Post
    i always wondered if you could just use 1 of the 4 ohm coils or if it would have side effects or possibly damage the woofer.
    IF you mean power only 1 voice coil, the answer is no. You never want to do this.


    What's the exact model of the amp? GTO, Power series, LC series etc.




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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    one channel to each voice coil?



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    Re: Will running amp with 8 ohm load rob power?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshpoints View Post
    IF you mean power only 1 voice coil, the answer is no. You never want to do this.


    What's the exact model of the amp? GTO, Power series, LC series etc.
    Really? I figured this, but never knew why... got any info?



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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom240 View Post
    Really? I figured this, but never knew why... got any info?
    All I know is if you power 1 voicecoil you will damage the sub.




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