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Wiring I have to Kicker 12'' L5 DVC 2ohm subs and am trying to wire each sub to 2 Mono block amps, How do I do it?

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You have 2 subs and 2 amps right?In that case make sure that the amps are capable of stable 1ohm load and also you'll need a lot of power and 4 gauge power cable for each amp with fuse of course.
Now....take one sub and connect the (-) with the (-) and the (+) with the (+).Now you have one (+) and one(-) to connect to the amp.Do the same with the other sub and you're ready to rock!!

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