How to bridge amplifier channels
All AudioControl car amplifiers have the possibility of connecting multiple amplifier channels together to increase the amount of power delivered to your speaker systems.
Bridge amplifier channels are used to merge a pair of stereo amplifier channels into a single mono amplifier channel.
Bridging is frequently utilized in automobile audio applications to supply greater power to subwoofers or larger full-range speakers.
You can find detailed specs on each amplifier in the Car audio amplifier part of our website, which includes bridged power output and ohm load characteristics, Car Amplifiers.
When you want to bridge amplifier channels, connect the positive (+) and negative (-) leads of your single-speaker speaker cable to the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of the speaker connector on the INNER side of the connector.
In addition to the speaker connectors, there are indicators above them (with an asterisk) indicating which terminals should be used.
After you have connected your speaker cables for bridging, you will need to set a Stereo/Mono switch to mono in order to total the channel inputs from each speaker wire.
If you are using a D series DSP amplifier, the Mono button is located in the Output View of the DM Smart DSP program. Make sure it is highlighted by selecting it.
To bridge the channels on the LC series amplifiers, move the Stereo/Mono switch for each pair of amplifier channels located on the amplifier’s top panel to the Mono position, as shown.
The AudioControl LC family of dedicated mono-block subwoofer amplifiers produce far more power than our multi-channel amplifiers when used in bridged mode. These subwoofer amplifiers are also stable down to 2 ohms in resistance.
It is strongly suggested for systems with dual or dual voice coil subwoofer speakers, as well as for systems with bigger single subwoofer speakers.
At 2 ohms, the LC-1.1500 can deliver 1500 watts of power, with an output of 850 watts at 4 ohms.
With the LC-1.800, you can get up to 800 watts at two-ohms resistance and 500 watts at four-ohms resistance.
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