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Old 07-25-2002, 04:47 PM
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some components specify impedence whiles some do not. most are 4 ohms, but who makes 2 ohm components? any ideas? thanks!!
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Old 07-25-2002, 05:09 PM
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Well, all sets specify the nominal impedance if you dig deep enough into the manual/specs.

Image Dynamics Chameleons are available in both 2 and 4 ohm models.

I believe the nominal rating on the BA pros is 3 ohms if I remember correctly.

The older Orion HCCA comps were also a funny load, either 2 or 3 ohms. These were the red basket sets that look exactly like an a/d/s/ 3 series set.

Soundstream used to make thier Exact series of components in 2 ohm as well.

Those are all of the ones I can think of right now....hope that helps.
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Old 07-25-2002, 05:25 PM
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coooooooooooooool. thanks a LOT man! :) only reason that i'm asking is b/c i just want to get a 5 channel amp, and run it at 2 ohms so that the sub will have enough power. i know i should get separate amps, but i'm lazy. hehehee... :P
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Old 07-25-2002, 06:01 PM
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You don't have to get 2 ohm components so that your sub channel can run at a 2 ohm mono load.

Amplifiers react to the load they are presented with. Remember, the speaker's impedance varries greatly across the audible spectrum, it's never going to be exactly it's nominal impedance.

Post a bit more info about your plans for your system, as there may be a better solution out there for you then just a 5-channel amp.
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Old 07-25-2002, 07:14 PM
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oh really.. i didn't know that. i got the impression from the amp specs that it will only run in either 2 or 4 ohm, but not both. i'm specifically looking at the ppi pcx-5800.

4ohm 50 and 200 watts rms
2ohm 100 and 400 watts rms

so i can get an alpine type r dvc 2ohm and 4ohm component set?
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