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    Icon32 Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    Here's the deal... i have a soundstream van gogh vga800.2 2-ch amp. for those of you who aren't familiar with it, here are the specs:

    OUTPUT (watts):
    200 x 2 = RMS @ 4 Ohms
    400 x 2 = RMS @ 2 Ohms
    800 x1 = RMS Bridged @ 4 Ohm

    i would like to use this amp to power a single 12" image dynamics idmax sub. in order to maximize the amp's full potential and squeeze out the entire 800 watts, would i need the dual 2 ohm model? or the dual 4 ohm?

    and how exactly would it be wired (ie. series, parallell)?

    thanx in advance,

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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    dual 2 wired in series




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    Icon14 Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    you would wire the sub like this;



    this would be a dual voice coil config with 2 ohms per coil... and bridge the + \ - on the two channels of the amp to get a "4 ohm briged" configuration.

    this would produce 800w to the sub.

    hope that helps.




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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    What would be the case with the same amp if I hAD 2 XTANT X1044 DVC 4ohms. Can I run them separate at 2 ohms per channel ?



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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by GTO2WISH4
    What would be the case with the same amp if I hAD 2 XTANT X1044 DVC 4ohms. Can I run them separate at 2 ohms per channel ?
    Or you could wire them in series/parallel for a 4ohm load and bridge them to the amp. Either way, it's the same results.




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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    For one sub, you could get a Single VC 4 ohm as well.

    and for 2 DVC 4 ohms, wire coils parralel, and then subs series, = 4 ohms



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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    **** squeak beat me to it



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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    So I am ok with my set up then? wire each sub for 2ohms and run the amp as a 2 channel?



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    ALPINE PXA-H700 DOLBY 5.1 AUDIO PROCESSOR
    ALPINE SIRIUS SIR-ALP1
    ALPINE KCA-420I IPOD INTREFACE
    ALPINE SPX-177R 6.5" COMPONENTS
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    ALPINE SPR-174A 6.5" COAXIAL
    ALPINE SBS-0715 4.5" CENTER CHANNEL
    XTANT X1044 10" SUB X 2
    SOUNDSTREAM VGA400.2 2 CH AMP
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    SOUNDSTREAM VGA800.2 2 CH AMP
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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by GTO2WISH4
    So I am ok with my set up then? wire each sub for 2ohms and run the amp as a 2 channel?
    Yup




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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    thank you!!



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    SOUNDSTREAM VGA400.2 2 CH AMP
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    STINGER 1.2 FARAD CAP
    STINGER FULL AMP AND SPEAKER WIRING
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    Re: Dual 2 Ohm? Or Dual 4 Ohm? Please Help!

    Yea, that will work just great!



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