I have a pair of Momo MM2104 (10-inch, 600 watt peak, 4 ohm) speakers in a self-made 3/4-inch small-particle MDF, silicone sealed & padded speaker box (1-cubic foot of airspace each minus the presence of the woofer itself) in the back of my '80 Volvo 240 GL (hehe, the cops never suspect).
Currently, I have a 18-year old (damn thing still works) 300-watt (rated 400-watt after a quick trip back to the plant) Rockford-Fosgate Punch 2-channel amp powering both of them in a stereo setup (yes, there is such a thing as stereo bass). I originally had a pair of comp Cerwin-Vega 10" paper (cone) and foam (rim) speakers but the corrosive force of time, heat, and usage rendered them dead. I've re-coned them before but my music tastes have changed and I need/want tighter hitting (poly) subs.
I've noted of late that I'm max'ing out my head unit volume and distorting the audio because I don't feel that I'm getting enough bass out of the back of the car. I want to bring the amount of clean *THUMP* up ergo I'm going to get a bigger amp(s).
It's been a long time since I first set up the box so I've forgotten a lot of the wiring/amp tweaks and tricks so I'm looking for 'reminders' and 'hints'.
I did a bit of research and noted that a Polk PA1200.1 will output 400 watts to a 4 ohm load but if I drop the stereo-aspect of my setup and hook up both subs in parallel, I'd get a 2 ohm load and therefore will be able to get the max 600-watts to both of the woofers (although in mono).
Is this the best way to set this up if I want to maximize wattage and increase *thump*? What are my odds of blowing the woofers in a parallel setup (if any since the MM2104 is rated at 600-watts max)? Any other advice?
This will at least start me up for later when I get dual VC SR woofers later and wanna run 1 Ohm. :-)
"Once I'm deaf, I'd still like to 'feel' the music"