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    Icon11 Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    I feel like a huge n00ber for asking, but it's been in the back of my head for awhile, cause I've never really been clarified on it.

    Ok, let's say I have this Kicker zX1000.1 amp running 2 Diamond Audio DVC 12" subs they run 600/1200 max

    so if I'm running them both bridged in Parallel how many watts is each actually getting, (the amp puts out ~1120 watts) disregard voltage drops, etc...

    Are each subs getting the full 1120 watts, or does it disperse between both of them?

    Seriously, I feel like such a noob now for asking that, though, but I'm trying to know exactly why things work the way they do with car audio.



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    It disperses



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    Quote Originally Posted by AQHDC3 View Post
    It disperses
    oh wow, so I wasn't even sending 550watts to each sub then probably.

    Anyone got a good suggestion for an amp? I wonder if this is why they never gave off any excursion whatsoever. (2ohm load)



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    anyone got any opinions on the AQ2200D?

    What is it rated at 2ohms, I only see what it's rated at 1ohm and 4ohms



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    Quote Originally Posted by toledokid View Post
    anyone got any opinions on the AQ2200D?

    What is it rated at 2ohms, I only see what it's rated at 1ohm and 4ohms
    Generally it's about half if you double the ohm load. So probably 1000-1100w @ 2ohms. It's a good amp though.



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Generally it's about half if you double the ohm load. So probably 1000-1100w @ 2ohms. It's a good amp though.
    yeah, no doubt, but I just wanna get something that will at least power these subs to their full potential, the kicker amp I had was 1100watts already, the 3500D seems like overkill though, and it's also pretty $$$$



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    I think you need to get a few things straight before you go amp shopping.

    Are these Diamond D6's? And dual 2's?
    You said "bridged" and parallel. Subs don't bridge, amps do. And a mono amp is not bridgable so what do you mean by bridged.
    I guess what I'm getting at is are you sure the subs were wired correctly for a 2 ohm load? (http://images.the12volt.com/12voltim...m_dvc_2ohm.gif)

    If you were correctly wired for 2 ohms then the subs were getting very near rated power. Going to a significantly more powerful amp would give you a whole lot more output IMO, but it would increase the odds of damaging the subs by a lot.

    I would verify the wiring is/was correct, and that the enclosure type/size is suitable for the sub.

    I put a d615 in for a friend recently and was very impressed at a little over rated power.




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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    I think you need to get a few things straight before you go amp shopping.

    Are these Diamond D6's? And dual 2's?
    You said "bridged" and parallel. Subs don't bridge, amps do. And a mono amp is not bridgable so what do you mean by bridged.
    I guess what I'm getting at is are you sure the subs were wired correctly for a 2 ohm load? (http://images.the12volt.com/12voltim...m_dvc_2ohm.gif)

    If you were correctly wired for 2 ohms then the subs were getting very near rated power. Going to a significantly more powerful amp would give you a whole lot more output IMO, but it would increase the odds of damaging the subs by a lot.

    I would verify the wiring is/was correct, and that the enclosure type/size is suitable for the sub.

    I put a d615 in for a friend recently and was very impressed at a little over rated power.
    The subs are in parallel, when I say bridged (I'm used to it being called that around here) is running a pos and negative to sub#1 then combining a second set of wires to make a continuous round to sub#2, that's all I meant by bridged.

    I think ill just get someone to repair my zx1000.1 , I'm using a orion colbalt 800D for now, I missed my subs, cause tas just swapped out my old blown ones for two brand new ones.



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    I think you need to get a few things straight before you go amp shopping.

    Are these Diamond D6's? And dual 2's?
    You said "bridged" and parallel. Subs don't bridge, amps do. And a mono amp is not bridgable so what do you mean by bridged.
    I guess what I'm getting at is are you sure the subs were wired correctly for a 2 ohm load? (http://images.the12volt.com/12voltim...m_dvc_2ohm.gif)

    If you were correctly wired for 2 ohms then the subs were getting very near rated power. Going to a significantly more powerful amp would give you a whole lot more output IMO, but it would increase the odds of damaging the subs by a lot.

    I would verify the wiring is/was correct, and that the enclosure type/size is suitable for the sub.

    I put a d615 in for a friend recently and was very impressed at a little over rated power.
    Yeah I'd say they should have moved... no excursion?



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    Re: Can someone school me on wattage really quick?

    Do some research on Ohm's Law, it will give you explanations and formulas to help you with a lot of resistance, current, voltage, power, etc. problems.




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