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    Hey all,
    I just bought 2 Pioneer 12" 400W nominal power, 1400W max power DVC drivers. I was wondering if I hook the drivers up in series do I get 800W and then need a 800W amp? Or they both would still be 400W? Also, since its dvc, I can wire it up as 1 ohm or 4 ohm, whats ideal? Or does that just give me more flexibility in choosing an amp?
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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    Speakers don't have Watts, they take in Watts. If you have 2 400watt subs, then yes to power them you'd want 800watts. Go for 1 ohm.

    Look for an amp that does 800-1000 Watts RMS at 1 ohm. Don't even look at peak. Peak is for advertising.




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    Is 1 ohm a personal preference?




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

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    Is 1 ohm a personal preference?
    800w at 1 ohm will be a lot cheaper than 800 at 4 ohms.

    example of 800w at 4 ohm amp:
    WoofersEtc.com - SAZ-3500D - Sundown Audio 3500W 1-Channel Monoblock Amplifier
    ..and 800 at 1 ohm:
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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    Quote Originally Posted by quackhead View Post
    800w at 1 ohm will be a lot cheaper than 800 at 4 ohms.
    unless you buy one of those old school 2ch. and bridge them




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    the lower the impedance the more stress on the amplifier and the your electrical system, but it is easier to produce power at lower impedances. As long as you dont go below the recommended impedance of the amp, you're fine. Also distortion is greater at lower impedances but you will more than likely not be able to hear a difference in terms of sub stage





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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    unless you buy one of those old school 2ch. and bridge them
    I kinda thought a SAZ 3500 would make a much better git er done kind of amp..lol




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    Thanks guys. Helped alot. I do have another question while Im at it, what does mono mean on amps?




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    Single channel.




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    So can I run both of my drivers on a single channel?




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

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    So can I run both of my drivers on a single channel?
    Yes.




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    yes, you can run as many subs as you want off one channel, technically.



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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    Cool. thanks. I found this, RE Audio DTS-1000.1 online for only $100, normally ~$250. Would you guys recommend it or should I invest in something better?




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    Re: Basic Questions About Sub System

    What's your budget?




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