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    Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Kicker 06ZX400.1

    Have heard I can and I cannot. Need more feedback.

    Reason I am asking is because I have a dual 2-ohm sub and am only pushing it about half way that I could be.







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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Depends on the subs and coil configuration of your sub/subs and what ohm your amplifier is stable at.

    Is it 1 ohm stable amplifier or 2 ohm stable?

    If it's 1 ohm stable, a D2 subwoofer will work, or if it's 2 ohm stable, a D4 will work.



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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Guess I'm slow, if your sub is D2, you can wire it to 1 ohm or 4 ohm.

    If the amplifier is stable at 1 ohm, run it at 1 ohm...if not run it at 4 ohm until you can trade/sell the amp and buy something stable at 1 ohm, IMHO.



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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Some ZX's can be run at 1 ohm, but I havn't seen many. I guess it just depends how your amp amps built, your electrical, etc. Try it, and if it cuts off and goes into protection during loud or long notes, then you know it's a no-can-do. If it runs fine with no problems whatsoever, then your golden and the amp can handle a 1 ohm load.



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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    I say give it a try. I've been running a 2ohm stable PG amp at 1ohm in the GF's car for about 2 years now with no issues...




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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    don't be a pussy, do it, if it blows up it gives you a reason to upgrade




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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Quote Originally Posted by boomzilla View Post
    Some ZX's can be run at 1 ohm, but I havn't seen many. I guess it just depends how your amp amps built, your electrical, etc. Try it, and if it cuts off and goes into protection during loud or long notes, then you know it's a no-can-do. If it runs fine with no problems whatsoever, then your golden and the amp can handle a 1 ohm load.
    Well said.

    Just try it..like he said, if it clips or shuts off. Sell/trade and get a different amp.

    My old ZX300.1 Kicker amplifier was stable at 2 ohm, tryed it at 1 ohm for the hell of it and it shutoff, but everyones vehicle is different.



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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbizzle View Post
    don't be a pussy, do it, if it blows up it gives you a reason to upgrade
    Don't have the cash to be upgrading all the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by WildSebring View Post
    Well said.

    Just try it..like he said, if it clips or shuts off. Sell/trade and get a different amp.

    My old ZX300.1 Kicker amplifier was stable at 2 ohm, tryed it at 1 ohm for the hell of it and it shutoff, but everyones vehicle is different.
    I think I will give it a try. Hopefully it lets me know if its a NO NO before it blows the hell up lol




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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    I got the same amp. Didnt like 1 ohm at all. Would play for a bit then go right into protect. And I have a very great electrical system to back it up.




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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Really? **** Thanks for letting me know. Maybe I will just get another 10" L5 then I can get my 2ohm load. Would only be giving around 500rms to 900(pair) but then I can always upgrade my amp down the road.




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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildSebring View Post
    Well said.

    Just try it..like he said, if it clips or shuts off. Sell/trade and get a different amp.

    My old ZX300.1 Kicker amplifier was stable at 2 ohm, tryed it at 1 ohm for the hell of it and it shutoff, but everyones vehicle is different.
    Yup. I accidentally wired my Bl which has dual 1 ohm coils, and I wired them to .5 instead of 2 ( I know I'm a dumb *** ), and the amp would shut off before the bass would even hit, so I'm sure my ZX won't take 1ohms too kindly.



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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    My amplifier only sais 2 ohm stable but it goes 1 ohm and .5 ohm with out any problems whatsoever. Rockford Fosgate makes an excellant amplifier. Gets hot but any amplifier gets hot. haha. sais 500 rms ar 2 ohms im prolly pushing 800 at 1 ohm.




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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    i run my 1 ohm mbq and brutus amps at .5 and they dont get hot a good amp wont get hot
    i dont hear about sundowns getting hot or DD's or even ap so what does that say for your RF ?



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    Re: Can I run my amp at 1ohm?

    Quote Originally Posted by audioatg View Post
    I got the same amp. Didnt like 1 ohm at all. Would play for a bit then go right into protect. And I have a very great electrical system to back it up.

    same here i used to run 4 svc 12s at one time lol when i would turn it up a good bit it would always go into protection.




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