The sub is 3 ohm single voice coil, cause JL has to be different. 500 watts RMS.
So I need an amp 3 ohm stable around 500 watts. Would prefer consumer or plate.
Dayton makes a 500 watt plate amp stable down to 4 ohm, you think it would run the 3 ohm without problems?
Thanks for any help guys!
Yesterday, I bridged my Crown XLS2500 to see how the crown would hold up to the 3 ohm load of the 10W7, as well as, the 10W7 getting 2400 watts of potential power. I slowly turned up the pots on the Crown amp until I felt safe and they both held up well. I played some clips from one of the Transformers movies and all was well except for a spot where it clipped really bad but luckily for me it was only a sec and appears to have not done any harm. I did this test as I noticed in WinISD impedance graph showed the sub to be above 4 ohms from 12Hz to 70Hz and sure enough there was no problem. You can model the 8W7 in WinISD to see if the results are similar.