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    .5 ohm vs 2 amps stapped @ final 2 ohm load(each amp @ 1ohm)

    I was just curious how this works toward a electrical system. i know it can vary due to the many factors. i looked through search and found the info on those factors. but nothing on this. so really the only thing im wondering is which would have the bigger draw on electrical system?

    This may be a dumb question but its something that im curious about.

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    Re: .5 ohm vs 2 amps stapped @ final 2 ohm load(each amp @ 1ohm)

    Run higher ohms if you can.



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    Re: .5 ohm vs 2 amps stapped @ final 2 ohm load(each amp @ 1ohm)

    depends on the power of the amp




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    Re: .5 ohm vs 2 amps stapped @ final 2 ohm load(each amp @ 1ohm)

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    Run higher ohms if you can.
    why would i want to run higher ohms? im about to recone my sub to a d1 regardless because my amp is .5ohm stable. running higher would defeat the purpose of me having the 3.4k amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    depends on the power of the amp
    they would be 1700 to 2k rms each for example



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    Quote Originally Posted by bgowdy31 View Post
    why would i want to run higher ohms? im about to recone my sub to a d1 regardless because my amp is .5ohm stable.
    less power more efficient




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    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    less power more efficient
    Exactly. The higher impedance you run, the cooler and more efficient your system runs. And that makes your equipment last longer.



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    less power more efficient
    this is true but again im wanting it to be loud lol. i have the amp at 1ohm right now. and the amps rated at 3.4k @ .5.



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    this is true but again im wanting it to be loud lol. i have the amp at 1ohm right now. and the amps rated at 3.4k @ .5.
    if you get two 1500 wattt amps and strap them you can run 3k at 2 ohms



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    Exactly. The higher impedance you run, the cooler and more efficient your system runs. And that makes your equipment last longer.
    this is true. but honestly i dont run my system hard at all daily(about 1/4 or 1/2 power tops even for a demo). comps i run full tilt for about 1min 25secs tops



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    this is true. but honestly i dont run my system hard at all daily(about 1/4 or 1/2 power tops even for a demo). comps i run full tilt for about 1min 25secs tops
    what amps are you thinking of buying?



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    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    if you get two 1500 wattt amps and strap them you can run 3k at 2 ohms
    this is know. thats what i meant in the first post. stap to amps to 2 ohm(1ohm each). and the question being which would be less strain on elec. .5ohm or 2 amps strapped to 2 ohm.

    the reason i was confused was i know .5ohm is harder on elec, and strapped to 2 ohm is a higher imp, but with 2 amps



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    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    what amps are you thinking of buying?
    not going there because it will start a argument and i dont feel like arguing. but i will say its no audiopipe



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    Re: .5 ohm vs 2 amps stapped @ final 2 ohm load(each amp @ 1ohm)

    If you make the same amount of power at either ohm load I don't see a difference in current draw. Running at a higher ohm load should place less stress on the amp though




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    Re: .5 ohm vs 2 amps stapped @ final 2 ohm load(each amp @ 1ohm)

    well if you have the same power at .5 ohm as 2 ohm then your electrical will be better.



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