I posted this originally in the Gain Tutorial thread but I think it got lost in there so I putting it out here in the open.
OK, I am gonna need some help on this. Because of the design of the amps, I am unsure if they follow the same basic formula as outlined in the gain setting tutorial.
The amps are Alpine PDX and what confuses me is that they are rated at the same power regardless of the impedance of the speakers. Therefore, should I use the same formulas?
Using the forumulas as stated here is what I got (wattage gleaned from birthsheets):
PDX 4.150 bridged into 3ohm Boston Z6's: sqrt(3*318)=30.88v
PDX 2.150 into 4ohm Boston SL-80's: sqrt(4*171)=26.15v
PDX 1.1000 into 2 Boston GL512-44's (dual 4ohm voice coils, each sub wired at 8ohms): sqrt(4*1124)=67.05v
Does all this hold up considering the design of the amps?
Thanks a bunch.