You can use two amps to power 1 DVC sub.Ok so my friend and I where talking and he suggested that I use the 2 amps I have to power 1 of the 12" subs that I have.
So here are the specs for every thing.
12" sub. Kicker Comp RV. 2006 model.
Dual 2 ohm VC. 400 watts RMS power total. (200 watts per coil.)
50 x 2 @ 4-ohms
100 x 2 @ 2-ohms
200 x 1 @ 4-ohms (Was going to do one amp like this.)
300 x 1 @ 2 ohms. (2 amps like this)
He said that I could put 600 watts to the sub this way instead of the 200 watts I was going to feed it.
But I have never put 2 amps on 1 sub before. Is this even worth trying?
Will I even notice any real change in how the sub performs over just the 1 amp?
Only down side I see right now is I will now need another amp to power my front stage as I was going to use one of the amps I have now for that.
It's hard to say how much you'd gain by using two amps at 600 watts vs 1 at 200. You wouldn't gain anything if you don't need more than 200 watts to power the sub for your system. Plus that Kicker sub may be rated to handle 400 watts but that doesn't mean it continues to get louder as more power is applied. It may reach it's maximum output at 250 watts or 300 maybe 150 watts, unless it was tested who knows really.
Beware of anyone saying you'll get 4.5db's louder because that isn't a given at the power level you are talking about.