How to Bridge Peavey PV2600 Amps Together

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How to Bridge Peavey PV2600 Amps Together
Multiple PV 2600's can allow separate power for full-range speakers and sub cabinets. (speaker image by Byron Moore from

The PV 2600 is part of Peavey's PV series of professional stereo power amplifiers. This series also includes the PV 900 and PV 1500 model amplifiers. These amplifiers feature a two-way crossover, subsonic (low-cut) filter for each channel, crossover frequencies fixed at 150 Hz and filters cut at 40 Hz to prevent low-end rumble. The PV 2600 is designed to be rack-mounted for convenient transport. Utilising multiple PV 2600's can provide additional power for large sound systems or applications.

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Things you need

  • PV 2600 power amp(s)
  • Mounting rack or cases
  • Connection cables with Speakon connectors

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    Mount both PV 2600 power amps in a permanent rack location or in a shock-resistant transport case. The PV 2600 is designed to fit standard 19" racks and will take up two rack spaces. Mount amps in close proximity for easy connection, but leave room for cooling and ventilation, as directed by the manufacturer.

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    Activate the bridge mode on the PV 2600 by pressing the "push-push" type Mode button to the "in" position. The Mode button is located on the rear of the amp, next to the ventilation fan and will require a small screwdriver, paper clip, pen or pencil to access.

  3. 3

    Connect the PV 2600 amps to speaker cabinets as desired using cables fitted with Speakon connectors. For example, one amp could be connected to the sub speaker cabinets, while the other amp drives the full-range or hi-frequency speaker cabinets.

  4. 4

    Adjust the input gain of each amplifier by rotating the Channel A input gain control, located on the front of the amp. Maximum input gain of +32 dB is attained by rotating the control to its full, clockwise position.

  5. 5

    Turn on power to the PV 2600 power amps and all connected equipment. Test for proper operation.

Tips and warnings

  • Ensure that amps are properly grounded prior to use.
  • When used in bridge mode, the PV 2600 outputs 1800W RMS of power.
  • In bridge mode, only the channel A input will work. The channel B input is defeated.
  • Adjusting the input gain on each amp to the +32 dB position will allow for maximum mixer headroom.
  • Make all connections with power turned off to prevent damage to the speaker.
  • Blocking the rear ventilation fan can cause amp overheating and damage.
  • In Bbridge mode, the minimum load should never be lower than 4 ohms.

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