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Old 04-08-2006, 05:10 PM
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Impedance matching

Hay all. I have a dual 4ohm woofer and an amp that is rated for 1000 watts at 1ohm. I know 2ohm should be ok, but I want the option to go to 1ohm. What are my options for changing the impedance? I know that are/were products out there for doing this but I've never used them. What disadvantages will they present and what are the costs involved?


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Old 04-08-2006, 05:35 PM
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Best bet is to add an identical sub and wire in a parallel circuit. After that all the options you are considering does absolutely nothing for getting more power into your single sub, thus it would be a waste of money in my opinion.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:06 AM
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Adding a sub would get me down to 1ohm yes, but it would defeat the purpose. I want more power for the single sub that I already have. I've seen these impedance matching products from DLS, and Rockford a few years back, but i havent used them. So i'm looking for a person that may have some experience with them.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:32 AM
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For the 2-3db difference? I would avoid the impedance matching transformers.
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Originally Posted by fozzz
Adding a sub would get me down to 1ohm yes, but it would defeat the purpose. I want more power for the single sub that I already have. I've seen these impedance matching products from DLS, and Rockford a few years back, but i havent used them. So i'm looking for a person that may have some experience with them.
Don't bother with it, just run 2-ohm. Its not worth it.
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