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Amp issues I have the american legacy 2488d 2000 watt mono block amp and 2 10' subwoofers in a bandpass box. the 10's are 1 pioneer premiere and sony x-plod 1100watt. I have also ordered 2 DVC 10's just in case. I want to know how i should wire this to achieve the most bass. It's installed in a '94 Ford explorer.

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I myself would run a parallel bridged ciruit. basically run the speaker wires one positive on the right speaker side and one negative on the left side.

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