How to set up my 1200 watt explode amp

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How to set up my 1200 watt explode amp
A bidged Sony XM-2200GTX amp is an excellent way to power a subwoofer. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

The Sony XM-2200GTX amplifier is part of the Sony's Xplod line. The amplifier is capable of producing 200 watts of constant power through 2-channels at 4-ohms, 250 watts of constant power through 2-channels at 2-ohms, or 500 watts of constant power when bridged to 1-channel at 4-ohms. The ohm rating of the subwoofer, amplifier, number of subwoofers being installed and the way they are wired together determines the ohm rating the system operates at. The simplest way get the most out of the XM-2200GTX is to connect it to a single 4-ohm single voice coil subwoofer.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Wire cutters
  • Klein tool
  • Pliers
  • 14-gauge speaker wire

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut two sections of speaker wire long enough to reach from the Sony XM-2200GTX to the subwoofer using wire cutters. Remove 1/4 inch of the plastic protective coating from each end of both wire sections using a Klein tool.

  2. 2

    Locate the vehicle's battery and disconnect the black negative (-) battery cable using a pair of pliers.

  3. 3

    Insert one end of a speaker wire section into the positive (+) terminal under Channel 1 on the XM-2200GTX. Insert the other end of the speaker wire section into the positive terminal on the subwoofer.

  4. 4

    Insert one end of the remaining speaker wire section into the negative terminal under Channel 2 on the XM-2200GTX. Insert the other end of the speaker wire section into the negative terminal on the subwoofer.

  5. 5

    Reconnect the vehicle's negative battery cable. The Sony XM-2200GTX amplifier is now set-up for optimal performance.

Tips and warnings

  • The Sony XM-2200GTX can also be wired to a 2-ohm dual voice coil subwoofer and operate at 500 watts of constant power although the wiring is more complex. Find a wiring diagram on the Internet.
  • Failure to disconnect the vehicle's negative battery cable may result in electrical damage to the XM-2200GTX.
  • Wiring the Sony XM-2200GTX amplifier at an impedance less than 4-ohms will result in damage to the amplifier.

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