Help: Power amp bridging question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Brian K, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Brian K

    Brian K Supporting Member

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON

    I'm considering buying a Carver PM600. It says it bridges to 700W at 8Ohm.

    I read in another thread that it can't be bridged at 4Ohm.

    Does that mean I can't run two Aguilar GS112s (8Ohm) with the amp in mono? It doesn't offer enough power stereo or parallel to run them that way.

  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    If the literature for the amp doesn't give a 2 ohm per channel stereo rating or a 4 ohm bridged rating, then you are 4 ohm loads in the bridged mode for the Carver PM600.

    FWIW, Carvin is having a nice sale on the CP series power amps... the big one (CP1800 IIRC) is only $199.99. 1800 watts bridged into 4 ohms for $200 is quite a deal on a name brand power amp. See them at

    NCI, etc. just seems like a heck of a deal!!

    or 900 watts bridged into 4 ohms for $179.99...