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Old 05-15-2006, 06:44 PM
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hey all,

this is something that I have never ever really bin clarified on. Say I have 2 500 watt RMS subs and I want to get as much power to them as I can (500rms to each) do I need an amp that'll produce 1000rms? Same goes with 4 500rms subs, do I need a 2000rms amp to get the full 500rms to each sub.
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:57 PM
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you are correct just make sure that the ohm load of the subs together matches the amps power at 1000
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:57 PM
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yes.

it is all depends on that the coil configuration of the subs are and at what resistance (ohms) the amp will be stable down to
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:07 PM
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yeah, I'm familiar with ohm load and wiring multipule subs together and all that good stuff. I was just never 100% sure about how much power the subs would be getting.

that accually bring me to another question, is there a way to measure how many watts an amp is cranking out with a volt meter?
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:23 PM
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http://www.concept-intl.net/download/measurwatts.pdf
i dont really know how accurate it will be because you are basicly putting out a 100%clipped signal but when i tryed it with my amp (orion 8002) it said i was putting out just over 800watts which is what its suppoed to put out . and i bet if you were to use a true rms dmm is would give you differnt results than using a non rms meter

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Old 05-15-2006, 11:34 PM
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link didn't work, but I found it. thanks
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Old 05-15-2006, 11:39 PM
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