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ak47clown
08-07-2006, 10:32 PM
Just curious about the benefits of bridging my system. I've got a set of rainbow slc components running off a diamond d3-400.4 amp right now. So according to diamond's manual i've got just shy of 60 watts rms running to them.

Forgive my ignorance but what exactly will I gain by bridging the amp? Obviously more power to the speakers-which from what i've read they can handle. But acoustically, what will I gain? Also, how noticeable would going from stereo to mono output on these speakers?

helotaxi
08-08-2006, 09:26 AM
You won't go to mono on them if you wire them right. The front channels will be hooked to one side, both for input and output and the rear to the other. Still full stereo sound and the increase in power will add a lot to the dynamic capability of the system.

Ruffy
08-08-2006, 10:07 AM
^ with what the poster said

you have a 4 channel amp. You only need 2 channels. By bridging it you turn 4 channels into 2 channels. So you're still getting stereo sound. The benefit is better acoustic range. Better tone quality. Smoothness of sound. Loudness.

acold7dusta
08-08-2006, 10:36 AM
you can also Bi amp them (using the rear channels for the woofers and the front channels for the tweeters) that way you have more adjustment with tweeters/mids

ak47clown
08-08-2006, 06:05 PM
awesome- now i'll just need to make a decision shortly between the two...