power amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by austin01bmx, May 23, 2002.

  1. austin01bmx


    Jan 8, 2002
    what would be the result of feeding a bass preamp into a car poweramp bridged into a bass speaker cabinet?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It'll probably work, but I don't know how well.

    Keep in mind that power ratings in the car audio scene differ from "real" audio applications. They mostly use peak power ratings which are VERY, VERY optimistic. The RMS rating will be much lower, from 1/10 to 1/2.
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Someone here (Gabu? Big Wheel?) did a buncha experiments in the last year with a car amp, with fair results. Give the archive a try - I know it's out there...