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Old 06-14-2006, 12:08 AM
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under 1 ohm?

well the setup i need a bigger amp for would be under 1 ohm, and I was very very interested in the elemental designs nine.1

1200 watts rms @ 1 ohm at 12 volts

and i've been reading a ton of reviews and it seems to definitly be not a bad amp for its price, plus i abousltly adore the asthetics

i've also read alot of people run it under 1 ohm daily and it handles it no problem, issue is it voids warrenty

so two parts, 1 being just advancing my knowledge (I am in no way even thinking about screwing a company with this, i just wanna know the answear) could they really tell if im below 1 ohm

and are there any amps, not that bad in quality (bout the same as ED) that are warrentable under 1 ohm with out breaking the bank

im wanting to be hitting about 1200 rms at 1 ohm

i know this is unneccesarly long for what im asking but hey, i like to type
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:19 PM
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So you want 1200RMS at 1 ohm... but are worried about warranty at a lower impedence? how low are you planning on going?

I sorta wondered about whether or not they could magically tell that you had run under an ohm to void the warranty too... I can't see how.
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:47 PM
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music is dynamic...i dont thin you can do 1 ohm all the time...and i dont think that a company can tell....what im sure that they will tell is when your amps shows up in a burnt state from runnig at 1 ohm...
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:29 AM
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well its like this i have 2 type r's DVC 4 ohm, and i wanted to add a MTX DVC 4 ohm for extra oomph

so i was thinking bout desining a switch where, when I just wanted bass for rock and music stuff id just have the type r's going, and when i really wanted to shake up id have all 3 going

the type r's only on would run at 1 ohm, which is easy to do on most amps im looking at

but all 3 would be .67 ohms
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:31 AM
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Why would you want to go 1/2 ohm daily? It'll sound like crud... I hate the sound of my sub at one ohm, so I run at two ohms daily, just running 1 ohm for SPL comps.

So, why not get a bigger amp, that'll do [email protected] or something similar...
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:36 AM
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well i already have the two type r's and they cant take 1200

i really wanted to make it 3 or 4 subs


the only way I could see is me selling my type r's and getting a higherend sub

moneys a lil tight round here for me anyways
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by dkitt10
well i already have the two type r's and they cant take 1200

i really wanted to make it 3 or 4 subs


the only way I could see is me selling my type r's and getting a higherend sub

moneys a lil tight round here for me anyways
you have the older type rs right? because the 05+ models can take 1200 EASILY, mine are at 1600 now.
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:57 AM
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the nine.1 can handle .67 ohms daily, however i wouldn't suggest running 2 type r's and a mtx sub together, just not a good idea.Really shouldn't mix subs
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:01 AM
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yea i have the 300RMS type r's

which i ran at 400 each no problems, the mtx is ratedat 500

so i figured id put 400 to each and it should be decently loud
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