I have a Crunch Drive DS-4002 amp and 2 Polk EX12 12" Subs. The subs are 400 watts max with an RMS of 150W. The amp according to (specs I got online) will push 400W x 2 @ 4 Ohms or 200 RMS x 2 @ 4 ohms. I believe I can also brige it to make it MONO @ 800W.
Now my question is, I hear you get more power out of the amp if you hook it up MONO and hook the speakers in parallel. Is this true? How do I do this. Sorry this is all new to me but I am a very smart individual and any advice is greatly apprciated. I want to hook this up the best way and get the best sound but unfortunately this is the equipment i have to work with. I know its not the best so i figrued you great people here could give me a hand in maximizing the performance out of this setup.
Can I bridge this amp which will make it MONO and Wire in parallel? I heard with 2 4-ohm speakers, that will make a 1-ohm load? Is that true? Or will it be a 2-Ohm load which is what I am hoping.
Another question is: Does bridging a 2-CH amp (making it MONO) reduce the impedence to 2-Ohms from 4-Ohms using 4-Ohm speakers?
Another important question i have is: Since I have a 2-CH amp and (2) 4-Ohm subs, if i hook this up one sub per channel (conventional hookup), will the amp run at 4-Ohms or does it change to 8?
What is the best way, and if anyome could give me some background and details i would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,