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    running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    what does it take to run safely at .05ohms? amp says its 1 ohm stable. but i dont want to burn my car or wires, amp, subs or anything up for that matter lol



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    HO alternator/battery normally. Sorta depends what amp we're talking about.



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    wow that was fast. well, to start with, my PA BMAF4000/D. ill be upgrading soon, but thats what i have for now.



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    Quote Originally Posted by VtecDis View Post
    wow that was fast. well, to start with, my PA BMAF4000/D. ill be upgrading soon, but thats what i have for now.
    8 gauge wire? 3.5f cap?





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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    0 gauge wiring h/o alt and nice batteries... 2 or more. and also a different amp...those PA's wouldnt like .5 but check your end result with a dmm with the subs in the box you may have the amp seeing >1 ohm...




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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellsworthz View Post
    8 gauge wire? 3.5f cap?


    unfortunately i didnt know much about systems until this site. that was prior to me getting all i have now... but i think you didnt read the rest of my sig



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    Quote Originally Posted by cj407 View Post
    0 gauge wiring h/o alt and nice batteries... 2 or more. and also a different amp...those PA's wouldnt like .5 but check your end result with a dmm with the subs in the box you may have the amp seeing >1 ohm...


    thnx. just the answer i was looking for



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    I do it on all of my amps, I figure with box rise it will be fine and so far it has been.



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    what subs and box? plenty of juice for the amp...it doesn't really matter about the alt\wire tho...the sub, amp and box is more important but proper voltage is second to impedence rise\final load




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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    .05 ohm? Well none will do that.




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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    lol, .05 is about as close to a theoretical short as one can get. Maybe that old school US Amps VLX-400 could take it since they were able to weld with it.

    Regardless, this old fart can't get over you young whipper snappers who would rather run the risk of turning your amp into a grill with flames and all by running it at .5 ohms versus running two amps at 1 ohm. Sorry, but I just don't get it.



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    amperage draw gunz....2 amps strapped could pull more amperage than 1 amp at .5 ohm...which really wouldnt be .5 if you think of impedence rise.

    hell my box had my 3510 sittin at 2.5 ohm on sunday....sux when your amp is rated at 1200@ 1ohm and your at 2.5...also sux when your battery craps out...and doesnt hold voltage under load....




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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    .05 ohm? Well none will do that.
    There are/were a few that could. But as a rule you are correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by gunz4me View Post
    lol, .05 is about as close to a theoretical short as one can get. Maybe that old school US Amps VLX-400 could take it since they were able to weld with it.

    Regardless, this old fart can't get over you young whipper snappers who would rather run the risk of turning your amp into a grill with flames and all by running it at .5 ohms versus running two amps at 1 ohm. Sorry, but I just don't get it.
    Me either. He would be fine leaving it at 2 until he can at least upgrade, but I am thinking he cant wait and would rather risk ****ing some **** up. Some things will never change.



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    Re: running .5 ohms with a 1 ohm stable amp..?

    Quote Originally Posted by cj407 View Post
    amperage draw gunz....2 amps strapped could pull more amperage than 1 amp at .5 ohm...which really wouldnt be .5 if you think of impedence rise.

    hell my box had my 3510 sittin at 2.5 ohm on sunday....sux when your amp is rated at 1200@ 1ohm and your at 2.5...also sux when your battery craps out...and doesnt hold voltage under load....
    You sort of have the right idea. He didnt say anything about strapped amps and all other things equal, two amps at one ohm will almost always draw less current than trying to run a car amp at .5ohm

    As far as your system, efficiency at a given frequency as well as other factors are a lot more important than the power rating on your amp.



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