Originally Posted by insanedrunk
i have one last last question, can a 4 ohm amp handle an 8 ohm load? i have a hitron 1400 watt amp 2 channel, i want to test them directly 8 ohm load, then in Parallel on it before i buy a good amp
If the amp is 4 ohm stable, it will have no problem handling 1 8 ohm speaker. Now if 2 - 8 ohm speakers are hooked up in parallel your amp will read a 4 ohm load, and if that is bridged, you now are running 4 ohm mono, which is the same as 2 ohm stereo. In this case you would want a 2 ohm stable amp. Example as follows...
600 x 1 (mono) = 300 x 2 (stereo)
So to future explain, if you have 1 - 4 ohm speaker bridged, you will get the same power as if you have 2 - 2 ohm speaker series. note: (Most amplifiers have peak ratings for 4 ohm mono loads cause this is the ideal load you want for your speakers, the lower the load, the less control you will actually have of your speakers. With that being said, you will usually get more power out to the amp in a 4 ohm mono vs. a 2 ohm series.)
Unless its the cheapest amp I've ever seen (even though its 4 ohm stable), testing the speakers with that amp should not fry the amp. The fuse should blow b4 that happens. Long term, get a better amp, bass peaks may trip the amp to protection mode or blow the fuse.fy
i... the person that had that PPI amp was running a 1 ohm load (back then, that was the best quality amp made.
Any more questions I'll be happy to help, btw I do take tips =]