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    Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    I want to hook up a dvc (4ohms on each coil) sub to my amp. My amp isn't 2 ohm stable so from what I understand I can only run it at 8ohms or hook up only 1 voice coil. Is it okay to wire the sub to 8ohms and plug it in?

    If I were to do this would it be bad for my amp?







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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    DO NOT use just one voice coil. i have never heard of it hurting an amp running it at 8 ohm,though depending on what amp you have at 8 ohm you wont get very much power out of it

    what kind of amp do you have?



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    yeah what amp isnt two ohm stable?...



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtrider4eva View Post
    yeah what amp isnt two ohm stable?...
    Lots of amps aren't 2 ohm stable bridged.



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by nu2spl View Post
    DO NOT use just one voice coil. i have never heard of it hurting an amp running it at 8 ohm,though depending on what amp you have at 8 ohm you wont get very much power out of it

    what kind of amp do you have?
    That running one vc being bad is a **** myth lol I ran 4k on both my xs v2's on a single coil a piece daily and had no problems at all they dis get pretty **** smelly after a few minutes Idk about other subs that can't handle it I would just base all that upon power handling Idk about the amp part tho



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtrider4eva View Post
    yeah what amp isnt two ohm stable?...
    he didnt specify the amp being used, so im under the impression it's a stereo a/b-class amp that isnt able to run 2ohm bridged



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    Lots of amps aren't 2 ohm stable bridged.
    Yea a 2 channel lol I'd hope he has a monoblock what's funny is my crossfire bmf 600.4 is brides at 2 ohm taking a 1 ohm load like a champ



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Why not run it 2ohm stereo..??? Ive done it plenty of times..



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Looking to use a rockford 800a2. The sub is a just a 10" p3 so I'm pretty sure it will be getting enough juice at 8ohms.

    Would stereo mean hooking up each voice coil to a channel?




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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    yea bridged at 8 ohms you will get like 400 to 500 rms




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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frambled View Post
    Looking to use a rockford 800a2. The sub is a just a 10" p3 so I'm pretty sure it will be getting enough juice at 8ohms.

    Would stereo mean hooking up each voice coil to a channel?
    yep,.... you will most likely to be getting 4-500 watts out of it in doing so, just as you would bridging it to 8. plus, if you blow a coil by chance, you'll still have the low notes to listen to, just not as loudly



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Which is what I guessed, and convieniently fits the sub perfectly. Would 8ohms play a factor in anything else?




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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    just run in two ohms on one channel. not really. youll be then running 4 ohms a channel, so more efficient than 2 ohm.



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeguerra909 View Post
    That running one vc being bad is a **** myth lol I ran 4k on both my xs v2's on a single coil a piece daily and had no problems at all they dis get pretty **** smelly after a few minutes Idk about other subs that can't handle it I would just base all that upon power handling Idk about the amp part tho
    well if you ask any true professional they will tell you to never do that because its a heavier mass for the single coil to move and it can over work it,get hotter faster....so on and so on.you might be right(not trying to say you are wrong) but the guy who told me has been doing car audio for 33 years,those are usually are the people you listen to,you know. lol



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    Re: Can you run any amp at 8ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by nu2spl View Post
    well if you ask any true professional they will tell you to never do that because its a heavier mass for the single coil to move and it can over work it,get hotter faster....so on and so on.you might be right(not trying to say you are wrong) but the guy who told me has been doing car audio for 33 years,those are usually are the people you listen to,you know. lol
    Lol what's funny is a professional did tell me to do that he was a big time competitor back in the day running a single coil just cuts the power handling in half there is no wrong or right about it



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