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Wiring i have 2 12"jl w3-d6 & 2 mtx 250 4 ohms each so how do i hook up each amp to each speaker and recieve max power without blowing or burning any of it

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Run a Jumper from coil 1 + to coil 2 + and a jumper from coil 1 - to coil 2 - and then run + from coil 1 to amp and - from coil 2 to amp. This will put your load to 3 Ohm and that will give you the most power. You could get more by going to 1 ohm but I don't think the mtx amps are stable at 1 ohm.

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