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Old 05-02-2007, 11:47 PM
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MA Audio HK1398 Help

http://www.cardiscountstereos.com/catalog%20page.asp?Product+%23=HK1398

Anyone know if this amp will run 1ohm stable or not? I know the site says 2ohm but I'm wondering as I can get a good deal on one atm and need a new amp asap.

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Old 05-03-2007, 12:06 AM
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Most likely not because it is 1 ohm stable per channel. The max power is given bridged which means the impedance would be twice the channel impedance so 2 ohms min in to a bridged configuration.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:11 AM
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I've run my HK204 at 1ohm mono on the rear channels....the HK series is supposed to be stable that low, however I did notice a hefty current draw at that point.

Begs the question tho......if you have a 1ohm load to drive and it happens to be 2 2 ohm loads, get 2 of the amps and run 1 to each coil or driver......

Barring that, keep a close eye on the gains and check the amp for heat the first time you try it......
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:41 AM
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Yeah, I don't feel like tryin to find a second similar amp. Be easier just to change the subs up so I have a 2ohm config. Maybe I'll give it a test run, it is my buddies amp so I'm sure I can try it for a day or 2.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:50 AM
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If you try running his amp at 1 ohm when it isn't 1 ohm stable, you could fry the amp.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:53 AM
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I realize that ^^ I can figure out if its safe or not haha
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:54 AM
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Lol. Install it when hes not there. If it frys, tell him it wouldn't work at all.
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:32 AM
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HAHA yea...too bad its currently installed in his car.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:44 PM
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Figured out that it will work for me. Just different config. 2 12" Dual 4 subs, make 1 ohm final for ONE channel, well Imma run it 2ohm x 2 channels. 600rms /channel will work great.
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