Originally Posted by robseyes
I may have missed this.....how does the Peavey do when its bridged? Were you able to test it iin brideged mode?
You didn't miss it at all. When I asked the folks at Peavey about a 'bridged mono' setting, I was told this. (And this is why it is a unique amplifier!)
"Peavey does not advertise or list bridge specs. The amplifier can be externally bridged. This is because the B channel is already inverted on the output (and again on the input). That in effect puts the amp in bridge mode when it is in stereo mode. To externally bridge, all that is required is to connect the inputs in parallel via the rear panel patch jacks. The combined output consists of pin 1+ of channel A and 1- of channel B. Alternately, if using the phone plug outputs (which you shouldn't due to their power limitations) the tip of the plug on channel A is + and the sleeve of channel B is the -. The eight ohm bridge spec then simply becomes twice the four ohm stereo spec."
And no, you should not try testing this with a 4 ohm load which essentially puts the unit into a dual 2 ohm load. The amplifier will run a 2 ohm load when playing music. (Probably all day and into the night. It did on my pair of sealed subs.) But when you try and measure the unit with sine waves for power output and distortion, etc. it will trip the breaker. It will only run in 2 ohm stereo for a minute or so with sine waves at full power. But with music, it will run all day.
So, no, I did not test it in bridge mode.