View Full Version : What would you do

01-24-2012, 04:24 PM
So for the next few weeks im kind of screwed and I have to use a bazooka el260 for my front stage. I only need it to push 2 5x7 rockford punch's rated at 60rms. The amp says it will do 60rms a channel at 4 ohm and 90rms at 2 ohm. Which I figure these ratings to be very generous.

Would you guys run it at 2 ohms for the hopes of actualy getting 60 to each speaker or leave it at 4 and probably get way less than 60

---------- Post added at 03:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:23 PM ----------

Probably should of posted this in the amp section , my bad feel free to move it Also im way more Loud orianted than sound quality... I mean obviously if im stuck with a bazooka amp

Why So Cereal?
01-24-2012, 05:33 PM
how exactly are u going to just run the amp at 2 ohms as opposed to 4?

01-24-2012, 06:19 PM
uhmm wire the speakers together to get a 2 ohm load?

Why So Cereal?
01-24-2012, 06:23 PM
and if youre pushing 2 speakers....that means you're only running one channel of the amp...rated at 90wrms at 2 ohms...split to 2 speakers....45wrms per speaker..

as opposed to giving each speaker its own channel, and 60w and at least having left and right separation?

01-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Just use it at 4...You could be surprised.

01-24-2012, 06:32 PM
I only need it to push 2 5x7 rockford punch's rated at 60rms.

Don't be surprised if those 'ratings' are actually for a pair of speakers. So that makes them 30w...
Don't be surprised if those 'ratings' are peak/music power. So that makes them probably 10-15w...

In essence, your co-ax speakers are meant to be ran off a HU which has an amplifier the size of your thumb nail. And even then, that IC is enough to roast most low-end co-ax speakers. Using an outboard amp is probably overkill...

01-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Thanks prince Mo totattly didnt realize the whole 2 in to 1 thing would split power in half -.- and bngr these speakers can take way more than 10-15watts I ran them bridge off an oldschool orion xtreme 400.4 they were seeing a hundred watts a piece