Subwoofer Channel Output Power:
What years where the ZX series amplifiers produced?
1996 - 1999
Why does the ZX series amplifiers have such small output power at 12 volts compared to 14 volts?
The 12 volt rating is very conservative and used in most competition organizations.
How do I tell what frequency my crossover is set as since only the lowest and highest frequencies are labeled?
The frequency dial is not linear, so if you set the crossover dial halfway in-between 30 and 600 Hz the frequency will NOT be 300. The above picture gives you an accurate display of where the crossover settings are at. Of course the best frequency for the crossover to be set at is the frequency that sounds best to your ears.
How much power does my ZX amplifier make at 2 ohms bridged?
When designing the ZX amps we wanted a design that made its best power at
normal loads. By that we mean 4 ohms bridged. Now we know that no matter what we say or how loud we say it people will still hook the amp up to
lower impedances trying to get more power. So our number one goal is that the amp continue to operate at lower impedances. The only way to do that is
to limit the power output of the amp when it's hooked up to lower impedances. But it really isn't that big of a deal. Here's why:
If you want to run the amp 2 ohms bridged, go for it. Just understand that it will run slightly hotter and will pull more current from your car to make those musical peaks (add more capacitors and use thick gauge power/ground wire). I wouldn't recommend running it 1 ohm bridged. The amp will shut down (red LED) if the output current gets too high (looks like a shorted speaker).
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