The other day I ordered a Pioneer 10" Dual 4 ohm Champion PRO Series Car Subwoofer ( TS-2502D4) and the Boss PH2.800 2-Channel amplifier for my car. I had planned to bridge the amp and run it at 2 ohms, but it's max impedance is 4 ohms bridged or unbridged(Which I didn't realize when I had purchased, their site said the Phantom series could run 2 ohms, unfortunately I didn't see the asterisk). Since my subwoofer has a dual voice coil, would running each coil to a different channel harm the subwoofer?
800 watt RMS
3000 watt peak
4 ohm impedance per voice coil
RMS @ 4 ohms 260 watt x 2 channels
RMS Bridged 520 watt
Peak Power 800 watt x 2 channel
Peak Bridged 1600 watt
Minimum Impedance bridged or unbridged 4 ohms
I suppose the real question is, should I run each voice coil independently or....?
I read about series wiring, so that it is 8 ohms to each coil and 4 ohms on the amp(bridged), but wouldn't that technically halve the power output of the amp? Because the subwoofer uses quite a bit of watts, the more the merrier! I may not quite be understanding the basics of the wiring yet though, I am just looking for the best way to use this combo, because buying a new amp with my current job is out of the question at the moment.
This is my first ever subwoofer and I would appreciate some input