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Old     (sscott0203)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-10-2008, 9:11 AM Reply   
2 Wetsound Pro 80's
1 Kicker zx450.2

Specs of amp are:
Amplifier Class AB
Number of Channels 2
RMS Power (4 ohms) 150 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power (2 ohms) 225 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power (1 ohm) N/A
Bridged RMS Power 450 watts x 1 channel
Peak Power Output N/A
Minimum Impedance Unbridged 2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged 4 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power 1%
Speaker Level Inputs Yes
Preamp Outputs Yes - 1 pair
Built-in Crossover High-pass (HP), Low-pass (LP), Full (AP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency 50 - 200 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency 50 - 200 Hz
Subsonic Filter N/A
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 95 dB
Channel Separation N/A
Bass Boost 0 - 18 dB
Bass/Gain Remote Yes
Fan Cooled No
Fuse Rating 30A x 2

Do i bridge these to get my amp at two ohms or what? Please be detailed its been awhile since i worker with audio.

One more question I have a kicker 4 channel running my six cabin speakers. I have it hooked up like this

2 Front speakers + - + - Thats on 2 channels of the amp. Rear ++ -- ++ -- is on the other two channels. That sound right?
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-10-2008, 9:53 AM Reply   
You can't make that amp run at 2 ohms with those speakers, you would have to get another set to do that. The speakers are 4 ohms, if you wired the speakers together you could only run them on one channel of that amp to get 2 ohms. Unfortunately you can't bridge those speakers to that amp, it's not stable at 2 ohms in bridged mode. If you haven't used that amp yet you could take it back and get a bigger model. I'm guessing you're trying to get the most out of the amp possible. Just try hooking it up with one Pro-80 on each side of that amp. Kickers are good about producing much more power than stated, so you're probably looking at more like 175X2 at 4 ohms at the end of the day.

Your kicker 4 channel for the cabin speakers is wired correctly. The 2 rear channels on the amp are wired at 2 ohms just to give you an idea what that looks like.
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-10-2008, 11:10 AM Reply   
Like Nu Bu said, you cant bridge a 2ohm (2 4ohm speakers wired parallel) load, the amp will see a 1ohm load... not good for it.

Pro80's need at least 200W RMS and are 4ohm
Kicker ZX450.2 is 150W RMS x 2 @ 4ohm. This will leave the 80's a bit under powered. May look @ the ZX550.2 (205W @ 4ohm) or even better, the ZX850.2 (295W @ 4ohm).
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-10-2008, 11:12 AM Reply   
Second nubu on this one just run it at 4 ohms it should have plenty of power and be nice and clean.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-10-2008, 4:50 PM Reply   
Here's a great place for refurb kicker stuff. Comes straight from kicker with warranty. Hey mike how do you get 1 ohm out of 2 - 4 ohm speakers .
Old     (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-11-2008, 10:21 AM Reply   
Seth, I run a pair of Pro80's with a JLA4300, 150watts rms X2 at 4ohms and there as loud and clear as youll need. Im sure your kicker amp will be fine.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       05-11-2008, 1:11 PM Reply   
I've also run these speakers with 160 watts and seen great results....

Don't worry about your amp, I think it'll do fine - at least try it out first - I don' think you'll be disappointed.


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