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    I'm deciding on an amp. Should I get a bigger amp that can run 1 ohm but run it at 2 ohm? Will it last longer than if I get a smaller amp and run it at 1 ohm?if I run the amp at a higher ohm load will it last longer? For example I'm looking at running a hf brz 2400.1 @ 2 ohms. 1700 rms or a brz 1700.1 @ 1 ohm. 1700 rms







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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    That's like putting a big block In a car with 500 cfm carb lol.

    I don't think it would matter unless you run below 1 ohm



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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    Get the bigger one and run at higher ohm. It will be easier on your electrical system, the amp, and your speakers.




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    It wont be easier on your cars electrical unless the 2400.1 is more efficient at 2 ohm than the 1700.1 at 1. Honestly I dont think it makes that much of a difference on amplifier life, as long as you have the correct electrical to support the amp, and the amplifier can handle the ohm load




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynjoy2008 View Post
    Get the bigger one and run at higher ohm. It will be easier on your electrical system, the amp, and your speakers.
    I don't think that's true in all cases, why pay more?



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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by babsuhl81 View Post
    I'm deciding on an amp. Should I get a BETTER amp that can run 1 ohm but run it at 2 ohm? Will it last longer than if I get a smaller amp and run it at 1 ohm?if I run the amp at a higher ohm load will it last longer? For example I'm looking at running a hf brz 2400.1 @ 2 ohms. 1700 rms or a brz 1700.1 @ 1 ohm. 1700 rms
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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by itsblown View Post
    It wont be easier on your cars electrical unless the 2400.1 is more efficient at 2 ohm than the 1700.1 at 1. Honestly I dont think it makes that much of a difference on amplifier life, as long as you have the correct electrical to support the amp, and the amplifier can handle the ohm load
    Well considering running an amp at 2 ohms is more efficient than running an amp at 1 ohm, I would say it would be slightly easier on electrical. I agree that it shouldn't make a difference in the life of the amp itself running at 2 or 1. The smaller amp is probably going to be less expensive to repair or replace should something happen.




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    Thanks. But the $ is only $90 difference. And just like every1 else once I get started I probly won't b happy after awhile

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    Ill probly go with the bigger amp. Thanks for ur info




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    If your budget will allow you, then get a decent amp.




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    I'm trying to keep subs and amp to about 500. I figured spend more on amp now and if I'm not happy I can get a better sub(s). What do u suggest for an amp? $300 is my limit




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    From how im reading your thread, it seems like you already have a system but you're wanting to upgrade the amp. The real question would be is how are you going to go from 2 ohms down to 1 ohm?

    If you already have the subs, what are they? Also whats your budget for an amp?



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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    If I go with something higher end I've been looking at the bc2000d. Any input on this amp?




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by babsuhl81 View Post
    If I go with something higher end I've been looking at the bc2000d. Any input on this amp?
    That's a good amp for the money !




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    I do have a little system right now. Its a concept ca525m and a sony 10. Its gonna go in my womans car and I'm gonna upgrade. My budget is a round 300. Give or take a little. I have about 1000-1200 for everything and I know a new ho alt is needed




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    Re: should i get a bigger amp?

    You can peice together a nice system with that $1200 that can get reasonably loud (way louder than your current system), and dont need to upgrade to a ho alt.




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