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Clarion APA450 4 channel amplifier

Old 09-28-2006, 10:46 AM
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Clarion APA450 4 channel amplifier

first of all, does anyone know the true power rating of this amp?
also, will it be okay to run my dual 2 ohm type r with?
i plan to run one channel to each voice coil....
is this okay to do?
will i need two rca cables for this setup?
and how should i wire up the sub inside the box just plus to plus and minus to minus?
sorry, not good at this kinda stuff, any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:53 AM
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Without diving into it and not being a clarion dealer this is a educated guess. My guess is 50w rms x 4 (look for fusing about 50-60amps). It should be able to bridge to operate at 200w rms x 2. This amp is not stable to 2 ohm when bridged. Now as correctly pointed out below (was not even awake yet (thanks AAAAAAA)), wire the sub in series to make it a single 4 ohm load and wire it to one set of bridged channels, leaving the other two channels to drive the front or rear speakers or perhaps an identical sub.

What you cannot do is wire one voice coil to each bridged channel, this will promptly send the amp into protection mode and or watch it die a horrible smelly death. This is what I was referring to originally.

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Old 09-28-2006, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by MR2NR
Without diving into it and not being a clarion dealer this is a educated guess. My guess is 50w rms x 4 (look for fusing about 50-60amps). It should be able to bridge to operate at 200w rms x 2. This amp is not stable to 2 ohm when bridged. It is not a good match to your amp at all and I do not recommend that you try it as chances are that the amp will die a horrible smelly death.
His subs are DVC 2 ohm... sounds like a perfect match to me.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:18 PM
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I know the power ratings were given above, here is some more info on the amp:
http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLAAPA450

It has two 25 amp fuses....
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