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Running my amp at lower impedance than it's meant for?

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Actually this is a friendly place but when you come in and say I'm not a noob and then ask noob questions and make some pretty bold statements and basically argue about anything that doesn't fit what you want to hear you aren't doing yourself any favors. I'd really like to hear more about how you got triple the wattage out of an amp though. I'm not even sure if a scope would register the amount of clipping or if it would just look a flat line.

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Actually this is a friendly place but when you come in and say I'm not a noob and then ask noob questions and make some pretty bold statements and basically argue about anything that doesn't fit what you want to hear you aren't doing yourself any favors. I'd really like to hear more about how you got triple the wattage out of an amp though. I'm not even sure if a scope would register the amount of clipping or if it would just look a flat line.

Am I arguing?

As far as triple the wattage goes if you know anything about the 90's era mtx amps they're underrated by about 30%. My old 2300 ways rated at 600w @ 4ohms but did over 900w @ 4ohms. This 2150x is rated @ 300w but does over 500w @ 4ohms. I don't thinks it's that unbelievable that an amp that does 500w + rms @ 4ohms can't do close to 1kw @ 2ohms (if it doesn't fry first)

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When you clamp rested your amp, you didn't find out the wattage you may have found VA, but VA is not a true gauge of wattage. An AD-1 or new AMM-1 from D'Amore would be the accurate ways of finding out true wattage. Clamp tests are inaccurate, period.

To address your initial question and concerns. You want to run the amp below rated suggested impedance, fine. Just assume the risk and don't be surprised when and if it blows or catches on fire. When you start equipment past its design limitations, just be willing to accept the outcome.

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I know about them they aren't that underrated

Oh really? How much power did my 2300 do @ 4ohms?
Are all of your numbers obtained by clamping? If so, they are inaccurate. Edited by CleanSierra

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Tell me something. What's it fused at? I don't give a shit about your clamp test to be honest I know what these amps do.

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I see where this is going... Pile on the guy with the low post count with the noob question and I'm not interested in arguing. I already posted on this thread that I realize it may be a bad ideas and that I may look for another amp.

As far as thunder amps of the 90's being underrated, they are.

This this the 2300 (2x300w) on the dyno. My amp is the little brother, the 2150 (2x150w) you can make up your own minds.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J0BA6ebrxJ8

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I see where this is going... Pile on the guy with the low post count with the noob question and I'm not interested in arguing. I already posted on this thread that I realize it may be a bad ideas and that I may look for another amp.

As far as thunder amps of the 90's being underrated, they are.

This this the 2300 (2x300w) on the dyno. My amp is the little brother, the 2150 (2x150w) you can make up your own minds.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J0BA6ebrxJ8

Lol!!!!!

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