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How much powerful can the amp be than the subs

Old 06-19-2015, 11:00 AM
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How much powerful can the amp be than the subs

Alright so I screwed up and bought two 12" kenwood subs rated at 400 watts rms each and bough a Belva sub rated at 1800 watts rms

My question is can I use this amp with these subs or do I need to return one of them and buy another that has matching watts

This is the first time I've bought subs and amp but I have a general idea of how everything should be
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:02 AM
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Let me rephrase, do I need to return the subs or amp. Not just one of the subs
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:30 AM
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you can still use that amp, just keep the gains down. Are the kenwood subs dual 2 ohm, dual 4 ohm, what are they?
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They're svc 4 ohm each
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:15 PM
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I would first try running an 8ohm load , that will drop the amps output
by at least 50% and the damping will be higher
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If I wore them to 8 ohms the rms will be too low to run the subs. And they're svc so I can't run them at 4 ohms, so i guess I'll have to wire them to 2 ohms and turn the gain down
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Originally Posted by Blake616 View Post
If I wore them to 8 ohms the rms will be too low to run the subs. And they're svc so I can't run them at 4 ohms, so i guess I'll have to wire them to 2 ohms and turn the gain down
i would at least try it first,,,,some amps do well at 8ohm
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sorry wrong message edited

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