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Sub-Amp Wiring Question - Damping Factor Vs. Power Vs. Bridged/Stereo Mode
My guess would be very large subwoofers, 15” or 18”. I’ve seen efficiencies that high on large subwoofers.   
Sub-Amp Wiring Question - Damping Factor Vs. Power Vs. Bridged/Stereo Mode
82.7 mercy!!! 90-91% efficient is what I run. 82.7 you would need a welding machine to pump it out. Start there 83% efficient is a tosser for me. Get a better driver, FIRST.    No need to get a more efficient driver when we live in the 21st c... 
Sub-Amp Wiring Question - Damping Factor Vs. Power Vs. Bridged/Stereo Mode
It's a sub it dosn't need watts it just needs controlled movement. Nothing else to compete with so to speak.. WHY a million watts? It’s a 10” sub that has an efficiency of 82.7 dB and it’s in a sealed box. Plus I like to be able to turn it up s... 
Sub-Amp Wiring Question - Damping Factor Vs. Power Vs. Bridged/Stereo Mode
As long as you balance the channel gains, no problems?  
Sub-Amp Wiring Question - Damping Factor Vs. Power Vs. Bridged/Stereo Mode
Hmm… I guess I learned a long time ago that that isn’t a good idea, but for the life of me I can’t remember why. Haha  
Sub-Amp Wiring Question - Damping Factor Vs. Power Vs. Bridged/Stereo Mode
  8 ohms will give you a lot better dampening. I'd doubt if there is any at all at 2 ohms and the distortion is off the chart too. I wouldn't bridge anything and I would direct couple the drivers to the amp if that is what your trying to do. Get... 
Sub-Amp Wiring Question - Damping Factor Vs. Power Vs. Bridged/Stereo Mode
I know the best route is to try it and see, but I have to remove the sub from the box and switch the jumpers internally and I actually have 2 subs/amps in this situation so it would be some work to do it and then there’s the chance of not liking t... 
What interesting or unusual gear has passed though your system during your audio life?
Just wanted to chime in to say I replaced two of the batteries and the amp is working flawlessly now. My issue turned out to be no big deal. One of the batteries must have gone bad. Figured if someone came across the same problem, they would like ... 
What interesting or unusual gear has passed though your system during your audio life?
Interesting, that’s the same sound I am hearing! How did you like the the amp? Due to some issues with my preamp, I feel like I never got to drive it properly and never truly heard its full potential. If you ever hear back what the exact issue was... 
What interesting or unusual gear has passed though your system during your audio life?
An N.E.W. DCA-66 amplifier. It’s powered by four 18 Ah batteries. Didn’t sound too bad. It’s not in my system right now but I still have it. It was making some strange noises and I need to investigate the cause. Hopefully it’s a small issue. 
Audiophile-grade ground rod?
Can’t argue with that now can you? 
Audiophile-grade ground rod?
Millercarbon’s first post might sound like a joke (and I assume that was the intention), but there’s an element of truth to it. Ground rods in dry, low quality soil (common conditions) are not ideal. You want a low impedance path to ground and tha... 
Does a Subwoofer Make Spiking Redundant?
Unless your floor is concrete, I would think isolating your subwoofer would be better. With standard wood frame construction, you don’t want the sub to couple to the floor which then acts like a radiator vibrating at its resonance frequency, mucki... 
How To Do You Measure the Quality of Your AC Power?
Power regenerators do absolutely nothing for sound quality unless your components are very poorly designed.In my experience, everything is on a spectrum. It’s not binary. Clean power is very, very important. Every time I’ve cleaned up my power in ... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
I’ve also found that isolating the subwoofer from the floor makes a big difference. I use a cheaper product to good effect: IsoAcoustics Iso-200Sub Subwoofer Isolation Stand. It’s surprising how much vibration is carried through the floor into the...