61Views7Replies

Author Options:

I've got one more question, bear with me Answered

Okay, I've got one more amp question for you guys, I've already fixed up my sub box, removed the amp and screwed a peice of mdf over the hole, sounds much better than having the amp inside, much much. Now, the amp I'm using right now, it's okay (ish) but not powerful enough and it wallops too much at high power, don't like using it. I've got a standard 150 watt car amp (two brand new actually) that would probably suite it fine. But there's a catch, these are regular car speaker amps, one left channel and one right channel on each amp. And it strictly says in the manual not to bridge the connections (otherwise in most car amps you can use the L + and R - together and get twice the power without damaging anything except your speaker if it's not powerful enough). So question here is, I've emailed them (audiovox) to ask if it's because the amp just cannot bridge or if it's to warn stupid users not to blow their speakers, they were no use, wasted my time waiting for a response only for them to tell me to call in. Okay lets actually get to the question shall we? Can I or can I not bridge it? I have another amp for this sub, but at 60W a channel it won't do unless it's bridged. Should I just try it?

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. If the manual specifically says it cannot be bridged, then it's not just to keep you from blowing your speakers, it will fry the amp(s). I don't understand why, but it takes a special audio amp to be bridgable (and the amps usually need to be matched in some way). It's not like sticking batteries together. . With a little research, you may be able to find a circuit that will allow you to bridge amps. Just a guess - it may be impossible. Try searching for combinations of amplifier, bridge, summing, audio, &c.

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

It's not like sticking batteries together.

Actually, mismatching some batteries can be disastrous too :-)

0
NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. Picky, picky, picky. :)

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

LOL=


Aye, I am at times....to a distraction LOL

0
Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Lolsastorous.

0
Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Don't forget those flaming li-on batterys :-\

0
Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Well it only says not to bridge it as it may be harmful to you "set up" it's like "how much more vague can you get?" And it doesn't take a special amp that I know of, if they were special, they would cost alot. Pretty much every car amp I've ever seen, even off market shit that's brands you'd never hear ever are even bridgeable. I'm not sure though you could build a bridge circuit without having to modify the internal amplifier right? Should I just try to drive the sub with one or the other channel? Btw I'm getting a 1200 watt sub tommorow and I'm slowly realising I have nothing to drive it with. What am I to do? I don't got money for a big car amp right now, just the sub.