1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Bridge-able amps and tri-mode?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by John S, May 16, 2005.

  1. John S

    John S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    1. Do all bridge-able amps support the cheater tri-mode where you can place your subwoofer between the bridge while running your satalites as two channel?


    2. Can you give me a list of some really small footprint powerful amps that have this feature and speaker level inputs?
     
  2. Adam R

    Adam R Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2003
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    1. I don't see why they wouldn't, the amp could care less what you have attached as long as you aren't trying to draw more current than it can handle. So as long as your sub is a minimum of 4ohm, your speakers are a minimum of 2ohm, and you have a passive crossover to split the signal between the sub and the mids it should be fine.

    2. How powerful is powerful and how much do you have to spend? As far as the power/size ratio goes, Linear Power wins IMO. They aren't exactly cheap and you'd have to find them used, but they're some of the best amps there are. Not many of them have speaker level inputs, but you could just use a LOC and that's not a problem anymore.
     
  3. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Denton
    The lack of adjustability (i.e. crossover point, slope, and level) makes tri-mode a curiosity at best. Spend a couple of dollars more and buy a 4 channel amp with a built-in crossover, for example.
     

Share This Page