#1
Is it okay to put a tube power amp in bridge? I have an opportunity to get a 2x50 watt power amp, but am only interested if I can bridge it to 200watts mono. I know with ICs there are sometimes protection circuitries that prevent bridging from being possible, but what about tube amps?
#2
50 plus 50 would be 100. SS stuff has the power increase due to the impedance shift. 8 ohm load going to 4 ohm load equals more power from the amp. But doesnt work this way with tubes the OT makes the power the same for 4, 8, or 16 ohms. So a 2x50 watt tube amp isnt going to be 200.
#4
Yes! Its used with car stereos all the time. As for whether your particular amp can be done this way, unknown as the only info provided was 2 channels and it has tubes. Better to ask the company who made it.
#5
Ok, I was just checking because it seemed like you didn't know that bridging amps puts out 4x the power. Also, I'm just asking if it's possible to bridge a tube amp, not this one in particular.
#6
From what Ive read yea its possible to do it to tube amps you gotta rearrange the wiring for the OT.