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DirtySouth
01-15-2006, 12:35 PM
Need some help here please. I'm interested in purchasing an eclipse h/u, probably the 8445. The thing i'm worried about is the 8v preouts. I am going to run a Merlin MD2 and and the max input voltage on the amp is 6v. Will these be compatible? I've looked online and can't really find a straight answer. I've read the higher output voltage won't hurt anything, but will cause the amplifier to clip. Is this a true statement? Does anyone else run a h/u with a higher output voltage than what the amplifier is rated? I want to hear especially from the eclipse guys. What kind of results have you had? Should I forget the eclipse and go with another brand with less preout voltage?

Thanks for your help.

DBfan187
01-15-2006, 12:41 PM
it'll only do those 8v on MAX volume with 0dB material.

you should be fine.

squeak9798
01-15-2006, 12:48 PM
You'll be fine.

I'm presently running my Eclipse 8053 (8V outputs) with amps that have a maximum rated input voltage of 1.5V and have no problems at all.

DirtySouth
01-15-2006, 12:58 PM
Ok, that makes me feel a lot better. Thanks again for your help guys

faulkton
01-16-2006, 05:56 AM
You'll be fine.

I'm presently running my Eclipse 8053 (8V outputs) with amps that have a maximum rated input voltage of 1.5V and have no problems at all.

what amps would those be...sounds like some sort of old school goodness...