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    what amp to power a Pioneer TS-W259D4 sub

    Hi,

    i just purchased a Pioneer TS-W259D4 subwoofer.

    the sub says 350W RMS Power Handling. Is this the MAX power or nominal power? that's why im not sure which of the two would be better.

    Which amp will power this better.

    Pioneer GM 3400t
    Peak Music Power 300 Watts
    Number of Channels 2
    Load Impedance Capability 2~8 Ohm (Stereo)
    4~8 Ohm (Bridged)
    Continuous Power (4 ohm) 65W x 2
    Continuous Power (2 ohm) 85W x 2
    Continuous Power Bridged (4 ohm)
    175W x 1

    Or

    Pioneer GM 5400t
    GM Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
    RMS Power Rating:

    4 ohms: 125 watts x 2 chan.
    2 ohms: 190 watts x 2 chan.
    Bridged, 4 ohms: 380 watts x 1 chan.





    Any other recommendations are great as well!

    -Tavares







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    Re: what amp to power a Pioneer TS-W259D4 sub

    The 350 is the nominal power (RMS). The sub is a dual 4 ohm so that means it's going to be wired to 2 ohm or 8 ohm. So neither of these amps is going to do it for you as neither one is stable bridged to 2 ohm. Why not get a small mono d amp?




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    Re: what amp to power a Pioneer TS-W259D4 sub

    first off that is the nominal power (350w) that sub will do a MAX of 1200w so you want an amp that will do at least 300w or more. just be sure to follow the directions on this site for setting the proper gains

    second if you are only going to run the one i would look into a Class D mono amp (if your budget allows get something with extra power for expanding your options later) OR bridge the GM5400t and wire the sub like this.



    **** it i read the specs wrong. my bad. do what he said
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    Re: what amp to power a Pioneer TS-W259D4 sub

    If you want to stick with Pioneer this is relatively cheap and would work very well with what you've got. Either that or check out the classifieds here and grab something for cheaper.
    Pioneer GM-D7500M (gmd7500m) 800W Max, GM Digital Series Class D

    You're not going to get much power doing the above wiring diagram..... Lol!




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    Re: what amp to power a Pioneer TS-W259D4 sub

    Quote Originally Posted by DoesDad View Post
    The 350 is the nominal power (RMS). The sub is a dual 4 ohm so that means it's going to be wired to 2 ohm or 8 ohm. So neither of these amps is going to do it for you as neither one is stable bridged to 2 ohm. Why not get a small mono d amp?
    im a little confused here. The sub is rated 350W @ 4ohms, correct? The 5400t amp can be bridged at 300W @ 4ohm. Doesn't that match? Please fill in what ever concept i am missing here.

    thx




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    Re: what amp to power a Pioneer TS-W259D4 sub

    also note, im more looking for quality vs boom. I am reading that it's better for 4OHM for sound quality.




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