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Were the negative and positive post....

I got a 10" sub with a total of four post on the back of it...two pos. and two neg. i took it in to get it a new box and the people moved the posts around..and i cant remember where they go...i noticed a wierd sound from it after i got it back. when i looked at the back i noticed the post were moved...i havent used it since...can you help me put them in the right place?

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Re: were the negative and positive post....

Some one help me i got audiobahn immortals a they have 4 (-) and 4 (+) how do i hook them up as 2 ohms?

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

Re: were the negative and positive post....

Thats not the correct way to bring a dual 4ohm speaker down to 2ohm bridged.. the correct way is to hook both negatives together, n then both positives together. run 1 wire from negatives to negative terminal on amp. run 1 wire from positives to positive terminal on amp. done

Posted on Jun 24, 2007

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The Diagram shows the impedance in series, in which case the impedance as seen by the amp is 8 ohms (for dual 4 ohm) or 4 ohms (for dual 2 ohm).

Posted on Jun 07, 2007

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If it isnt this way try this, Take the + Lead from the amp to the + on the Sub, Cross from the - on the first side to the + on the other set of posts, then take the - from the second set of posts to the - one your amp. I assuem this is a Dual 4 Ohm and will bring that down to a 2ohm which induces more power from your amp and should be louder it could be 2X2 1

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