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Old 07-17-2013, 06:55 PM
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Default Pair of JL 8.8 coax on sub channel of MHD900/5

Just as the title states, is it possible and/or advisable to put a pair of JL8.8 coax speakers (bridged) on the sub channel of the MHD 900/5 amplifier. The statistics are as follows:

8.8 coax= peak power 250w at 4ohms

MHD 900/5: 500w output to the sub channel

Thanks in advance.
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it wont be stereo...
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Originally Posted by Glen E View Post
it wont be stereo...
So the cone will provide bass... but the coax will not work?
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Depends on where the crossover is set. Sub channels usually only pass the lower frequencies. If yours is adjustable, you may be able to get high range and mid range out of the amp. But, like Glen E said, if it's bridged, it won't be stereo.
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I don't think you know what 5 channel means...a channel is Left or right and you have 4 of them..left and right channel front, and left and right back - THAT'S 4....#5 is a blended channel that is L + R and is used to shoot lows to the sub as bass is not left or right.


so it's left + right - or MONO....

basically it's not a good move to waste the 8.8 JL's this way...
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As always, thanks for the info.
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Here's what I'm trying to do, I might as well lay it out, because as one can tell, I am novice in this area.

I currently have a MHD900/5 powering: pair 7.7, pair 8.8 and pair of subs briged on the sub channel. I went with this basic set-up with the idea that I would expand from here. At this time I would like to add another pair of 7.7's and perhaps another sub. What second amp would best suit my needs? Thanks again in advance.
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just do a whole nother 900/5. take your new pair of 7s and put them on the 900/5 that you currently have. then take your 8.8s and put them on the new amp and bridge them on 1 and 2 and also on 3 and 4 so you can get more power to them since they can handle a little more. then just run your sub on the sub channel and make sure you set your gains correctly. that way your 7s have 100 watts rms and your subs will have 250 and your 8.8s can have 125.

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