An amplifier that is stable to "1ohm" has some advantages that other amplifiers do not. An amplifier that is stable to 1 ohm means that the amplifier is capable of running a 1 ohm load. But if the amplifier is running a 2 4 or 8 ohm load it will not make rated power. It will be running at quite a bit less of rated power. For example....If that amp is rated for 600 Watts @ 1 ohm, it will put out roughly 1/2 or 300 Watts @ 2 ohms and 1/2 again at 4 ohms 150 W. So don't be fooled by the term 1 ohm amp, it is up to you to give the amplifier the proper load. The load is the speaker...4 ohm woofer = 4 ohm load, two four ohm woofers wired in parallel (+ to + and - to - ) = 2 ohms. See ohms law for further info. I bet you are running the amp at a higher impedance than it is capable of which in turn will let the amplifer work less keeping it much cooler. Hope that helps a little.