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Hey all..can someone give me a site, or explain how bridging amps works, and the difference between high and low pass x-overs? I imagine it has a lot to do with the frequencies they let past to the respective speaker components...Please help TIA<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> Also, wondering about EQ options...


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Well you got the high and low pass part pretty much right. High pass takes the Bass out where low pass takes the trebble out.

As far as bridging amps you are combining the power of bot channels or dropping the ohms down. In theory this will double the power.

ie an amp that plays 2x100 wats at 4ohms could be dropped to play at 2x200 wats at 2ohms or 1x400 wats at 4ohms<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Just a word of advice, If you are planning on bridging your amps down to 1ohm or less carry a fire extinguisher<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0> small fires may occur!


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Bridging an amp is actually combining two or more channels into one channel. A two channel amp can be bridged into one channel and a four channel amp can be bridged down into 2,3, or 1 channel. Actually lowering your ohm load is related to how you wire your speakers. you should look up OHM's law and reference the defference between running your speakers in series or parrallel. When you start to search consider that the speakers act more like resistors in the electrical current. Once you discover these techniques for wirring your subs you will understand how to pick your componnets.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Hehe I always just called them both bridging but you are right.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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You guys rule, thanks! Gotta get out my old "electrical power" book to refer to. I'll keep ya posted! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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This is the best site for all your car audio information..www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/spboxnew2.htm<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Actually bridging an amp into 1 ohm isnt always that bad. Check out US Amps.com. I had a VLX-400 and it was .5ohm/1ohm bridged safe.
 

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hey guys...still fumbling for that "electrical power" book of mine, lol. Also, gotta save some money! Thanks for all the help <img src=/images/forums/snitz/angel.gif width=25 height=20 border=0>


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