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CodyDaGoat

Amp has more power than subs

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Hello,

so Im in the process of upgrading my sundown 15s to a much louder setup. I sold the amp the sundown 15s were on, and while I slowly buy everything I need for my new setup (to handle it electrically) I still have my sundowns and a amp rated to 2500 watts at 1 ohm which i will use later for one of my orion subs. If I want to run this amp on my sundowns (rated 750 watts rms each) at 1 ohm. How would I tune the amp to make sure the subs arent distorting? I have an oscilloscope to set the gains normally, but would that cause distortion to the subs since their rated 1000 watts lower than the amp? 

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I'm guessing you have an Orion XTR 2500.1dz? At 1 ohm you're absolutely safe to let her rip. You won't see that 2500rms under any circumstances for 2 reasons.

1) impedance rise is real!

2) you cannot wire that amp down under any circumstance. It's a full bridge amp that runs really hot if not provided with at least 2 g31 AGM batteries or better. 

I clamped around 1800 RMS with mine with stout electrical. Mechman 270 alternator and 2 g31 batteries. Wired to 1 ohm on a FI team 15. This is assuming you're running that amp. Even still that one ohm you're not going to see an amplifiers rating. Those are really good boards for running at 1 though.

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1 hour ago, DiBo said:

I'm guessing you have an Orion XTR 2500.1dz? At 1 ohm you're absolutely safe to let her rip. You won't see that 2500rms under any circumstances for 2 reasons.

1) impedance rise is real!

2) you cannot wire that amp down under any circumstance. It's a full bridge amp that runs really hot if not provided with at least 2 g31 AGM batteries or better. 

I clamped around 1800 RMS with mine with stout electrical. Mechman 270 alternator and 2 g31 batteries. Wired to 1 ohm on a FI team 15. This is assuming you're running that amp. Even still that one ohm you're not going to see an amplifiers rating. Those are really good boards for running at 1 though.

Yes thats the one thats on the way. This is on my stock system with an optima and the big 3 done. With my new system, im running two of these amps ( not strapped) 1 per 2 ohm sub so that each is wired to 1 ohm. Im also going to be using a mechman 270 Amp alt, and 3 xs power d3100 batteries along with my optima under the hood 

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2 hours ago, CodyDaGoat said:

But since I am on my stock system as of right now I should be able to just tune it notmally with my oscilloscope and I should be fine then? 

I would not run that amplifier on stock electrical. I tried that for a couple days and was dipping down to flat 11v. 

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