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I have two 15inch l7 subs 2ohm

I want to hook them up to a soundstream trianchela amp it is a 1000.2 and they are 2ohm dvc subs how do i hook them up without blowing them or burning a voice coil

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    shane ries Nov 14, 2008

    this wont blow any voice coils wil it??????

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With 2 ohm dvc a sub can output either a 1 or 4ohm load.therefore with 2 subs you end up with 2ohm or 8ohm load.Of course you'll use the 2ohm connection which is this.....

Take one sub and connect the (-) with the other (-) and the (+) with the (+).
Do the same with the other sub.Each sub now carries out a 1ohm load and you end up with 2 pairs of cable.Now take one(+)and put it on the amp.Take the (-) from the OTHER pair(this is critical) and connect it on the amp.You will still have a(-) from the first pair and a (+) from the other pair!Well....connect them together!!!Thus you'll have a 2 ohm load on the amp!

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • autoradiodra Nov 15, 2008

    No it won't!Just be careful with the power cables to be thick enough(4 gauge power and ground cables).Also mind the sub box because Kicker's L5 require a rather large box if there is a port.If it is a sealed box the volume of it is approximately 55-70litres(inside volume).

    In conclusion a smaller amp can damage voice coils a lot easier than a larger amp due to dc distortion which appears when the amp it's on the limit.

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