DUDE IS WAAAAY COOL for writing all of this--

thought some of you guys would find this information useful

A 2000X WILL NOT run below 4 ohms bridged, sorry!! If you wanted it to do this you should have bought a 2000 not a 2000x. There are limits to how much power a transistor or set of transistors can make, and the 2000 is at its limit into a 2 ohm speaker (1 Ohm bridged load) and a 2000x is at its limit into a 4 ohm speaker (2 ohm bridged load).

A 2000x is a high voltage designed amp, a 2000 is a high current designed

amp. They both make the same power just in different impedance loads.

Power is derived from voltage and current, thru physics and Ohm's Law.

Voltage and current also have INVERSE relationships, meaning that as voltage

increases current decreases to make the same amount of power. So if voltage

is low, current has to be high to make power (high current amp) when voltage

is high, current goes low (high voltage amp).

There is a line that you cannot cross or cross for long when making an amp

do a mixture of both high voltage and high current. If you cross that line

or come too close to it, the amp will destroy itself sooner or later, if not

immediately, and with the people that have cut the protection diodes out of

2000x's they have seen a VERY nasty failure! The circuit board is usually

burnt through in very large places making the amp a boat anchor, or door

stop.

High voltage amps are the most logical way to build an amp, you can make

just as much or more power from high voltage as you can from high current

WITH MANY LESS BAD EFFECTS. High currents amps only came into existence as cheater amps for contest purposes, (small power figure when rated at 4 ohms, but when ran into low impedance much more power made).

The 2000x and the 2000 are examples of this, they both make the same power but at different impedance loads. There was really no reason to make the 2000 if the 2000x made the same power, unless you wanted to cheat and and say your amp was only a 500 watt stereo amp at 4 ohms but get 2000 watts briged into 2 ohms.

The PROBLEM with high current (any brand of high current) is

1) twice as much heat is generated from the amp when the impedance is cut in half from say 4 ohms to 2 ohms, or 2 ohms to 1 ohm and so on

2) distortion is increased if not doubled every time the impedance is

reduced

3) current draw from your battery system is doubled every time the impedance is reduced (you have to have bigger, better and more batteries, just to make the same power, and if you don't and starve the amp for power the power supply in the amp will blow up)

4) the life of the transistors are reduced (basically cut in half) every

time the impedance is reduced, since they have to put out twice the power

(until you reach their manufactured limits then they just blow up)

5) every time you reduce the impedance the amp THEORETICALLY (paper watts)

makes more power, but they don't, as the impedance decreases the efficiency

of the transistor is decreased, and more power is used up as thermal energy

(heat) not acoustical energy (power to speakers) The power is not

neccessarily usable power to the speaker, yes the transistor is working

twice as hard and producing twice the power, but a larger precentage of this

power is be produced as heat which does nothing to move the speaker just

keep you warm in the winter, or hotter in the summer, ha ha.

6) headroom (reserve power) is cut in half every time the impedance is

reduced

7) damping factor (speaker control) is cut in half every time the impedance

is halved

High voltage amps avoid all of these problems and give you better sounding

power, more effieciently with a much longer amp life, and still can give you

high power outputs. It all boils down to a simplified mathmatical equation

from Ohm;s Law Volts x AMPs = Watts (this is very simpilfied but give you

the general formula)Knowing math you can see that you could raise the

voltage or the amperage figure to increase your power (watts) When building

amps you have to choice the proper mixture of these in order to make a amp

last, because the transistors that an engineer chooses can only make a given

amount of power and if you increse the votlage figure or the current figure

too close too or beyond the capability of the transistor it WILL DIE, maybe

not instantly but it will die, it depends on how bad you violate the rules.

ALL TRANSISTORS have their limits and specifications, and all will fail if

taken past their limits.

A 2000 uses an output transistor that is suited for high current loads but

not extreme high voltage, the 2000x uses a transistor that is suited fro

high voltage applications but not high current, other than that the circuit

boards are the same between the two models of amp, other than the power

supply transformers are wrapped a different number of time (turns of copper

wire) to make a certain voltage. So as you can see you cannot marry these

two designs together and make them work. So people try to run 2000x like

2000's and they may last a short period, as short as one contest sometimes)

This is why you see people crazy about amps like Linear Power, they were

HIGH VOLTAGE amps, they were extremely over built, and they last almost

forever. Again thats why you see some on these sites for sale that are 10,

15 and 20 years old still working and still being sold for major amounts of

money.

The only reason Linear Power amps can be modified (and last) is that they

are so overbuilt, and that we DO NOT make high current amps from them, we

improve thier high voltage characteristics. WE WILL NOT do a mod to any amp

that effects its life or sound quality, all of our mods are improvements in

power, sound quality, with no decrease in longivity or reliablity and in

most cases we are able to increase that too.

This is why you see such posts from individuals that commend our work, or

dedication, and that commend Linear Power products. We will not compromise

and make a product unstable or unreliable.

Thanks for asking anyway, sorry for the long response, but there is an awful

lost of explaination to be made to have an understanding if why I say no.