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Just a quick question to see what people recommend.

Sub:
Brahma 12” dvc @ 2 ohms each coil
Rated conservatively at 1000 w rms

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Gladen spl1800c1 monoblock
Rated at 1000 w at 4 ohms
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at 1875 w at 1 ohm

I figure you’d want to have some headroom since it can definitely take it, and the gladen provides an extra 875 w headroom at 1 ohm. Is that too much?

Which ohm load is more stressful for the amp - maxed at 4 ohm or half full at 1 ohm?

Which ohm load would you go with?
 

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Ya I figure that’s the safest way, but I also am convincing myself I can show restraint at 1875 haha.
 

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Ok you guys are right. The Brahma isn’t exactly very efficient, but the strain on the alternator is definitely going to not make it worth it - especially when I’ve got two component sets being powered by other amps.

I was just looking for an excuse to run one ohm for the first time, but now I see it’s pretty much a ridiculous proposition without upgrading all the electrical.

Thanks guys for the input.
 

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I’m beginning to wonder about my zapco amp really putting out 1100. Besides getting hot, it also drains my whole system within one song. I bet there’s something wrong with it and once I get my gladen installed I will have something to compare it to. I just remember when I had my pdx m12 the sub sounded perfect.
 
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