Strapping amps


IndySlim

CarAudio.com Enthusiast
Mar 13, 2019
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Omaha NE
keep em separated and gain matched. Strapping is no bueno, heavy loads on the slave amp, high impedance rise, amps out of phase aka loss of output.
Hey Jeffdachef after reading your reply I plan on strapping my 2 JL amps. I'm running one to each sub will I have issues similar to the ones you described or should I stop being lazy and get 2-1to2 split RCA connectors the reason for strapping is I only have one set of rca's ran in my car and I kinda figured strapping them would be more economical but I never thought about the 3 huge things you just mentioned
 

Jeffdachef

Gunz That Turn on Nunz
Feb 5, 2013
17,371
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South Coast Metro, CA
rca splitter and strap. all the amps that i've seen strapped, the slave amp is considerably weaker in clamp tests after 1 year and parts seem a lot more worn. Plus people are always way louder gain matched compared to strapping.
 

Boomin_tahoe

Hurtin' feelings errrday.
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Jul 24, 2005
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To my knowledge, I don't think JL amps were ever strappable. I agree with Jeff, just run an amp per pair of subs.
 

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