Hello guys this is my first post. I'm at my shop late working on my own vehicle for a change. I don't really do audio, I'm actually a mechanic with a love for loud bass.
Anyway this is what I'm working with.
1 American Bass XFL 15" 4 ohm DVC sub
2 Soundstorm Laboratories EV4000D amps, identical models, 1 ohm stable (I know I know now that they're strapped they become 1 amp stable at 2 ohms.
So I'm not here to ask about strapping the amps together. All of this has been completed. However before I got to firing up my system for the first time I was interested in a definitive answer about ohm loads because from one website to the next, and one person to the next the answer is unclear.
With my sub wired for 2 ohms (which is how I had it when running a single amp and its the lowest a 4 ohm sub should go) being that I'm now strapped and each amp carries a portion of the load and becomes divided, I'm currently going to be at 1 ohm on my sub now. Am I correct?
If the answer is yes, obviously I don't want to do it this way. So the solution then would be to instead wire it for 8 ohms, which when the amps share the load, divided would put the sub at 4 ohms. Obviously for loud bass 4 ohms is not going to be optimal, but at 4 ohms strapped wouldn't this be more power than 1 ohm with the same single amp? Or no?
So the two questions are
Am I currently wired for 1 ohm?
And is 1 ohm with 1 of the amps I stated above more, or less, powerful than strapped at 4 ohms.