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Install these how do i install these , i don't understand the 4 connections the + and - with the white dots ?

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Re: install these

Here is the link to the user guide and installation guide; page 2 should tell you what you need to know - if not, please ask again Hope this helps :)

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Hi i have two 12inch l5 with dual4voice coil one is not working i think because the speaker works till turned up to like 10 then repeat cuts the amp off unless u keep it down then plays fine so i think...

OK, are you using a 2 channel amp? If so, the problem could be in your amp. If you are saying that when you turn it up real loud the amp shuts off, then comes back on after you turn it down. Your amp is going into protection. Most amps are not equiped with thermal and voltage protection. This means if the amp is too hot, it will shut down before it melts the motherboard. Also, if it detects fluctuations in voltage, it will shut down. Things to think about. How many watts RMS is the amp supposed to do and at what ohms load it is stable at. How to I have my subs wired (series, parallel), and what ohm load am I asking from the amplifer.

Now, each dual voice coil sub should have two sets of + and -. Each one of those + and - sets provides the power for a single voice coil. So, by unhooking one side, you not reduce your sub to operating on a single voice coil. Not a good idea, since it will wear down that coil and it will fail.

If you are saying that you "cut" wires on the sub, like between the + and - connectors and the spyder, you are ruining the sub. Those wires can be soldered, but usually don't perform like they were designed and usually fail shortly after the repair. A white dot on one of those connectors usually represents the positive side of the connection.

You will probably end up investing in another sub. Also, you need to think about your amplifier situation, before you blow another sub. Hope this helps

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I'M INSTALLING THE kdc-x494 CAR CD RECEIVER and it has a couple of wires that i don't understand One is a "tan" wire with a tag that reads "MUTE" and the other one is a dark...

The tan wire is the muse wire if you ground this wire to ground it will mute the radio. the blue/white is a amp turn on wire connect this wire to the amp turn on lead from the amplifier.

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I have a pioneer 760 2 channel amp bridged to a kicker comp vr woofer. Amp has 8 gauge power and ground 18 gauge speaker wire run to woofer wooofer has 4 inputs two - two + . mine is run amp + to woofer +...

Ok, without knowing if you have the 2 or 4 Ohm Dual Voice Coil (DVC) version of the subwoofer, I'm going to assume you have the dual 4 Ohm version. The reason why is because, assuming you have the Pioneer GM-5300T amp, that amp does not support an 8 Ohm load. If you wire it in parallel, that would give you a 2 Ohm load. Parallel will be solid red connected to red/white dot, then to amp +, and solid black to black/white dot to amp -. Without knowing more specifics on the amp, that should fix the problem. Let me know what you get.

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What would be the right wiring on a cvr 12 to 4 ohms i am running a hifonics 2000 class D thanx for the help

Assuming that you have a 4 Ohm Dual Voice Coil (DVC) sub, you should wire it in parallel for more output. Solid red connects to red with white dot, and goes from solid red to amp positive (+). Solid black connects to black with white dot, and goes from white dot to amp negative (-). For a good diagram, go to this link:

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How do i wire two kicker l7 dual 2 ohm subs to play on a mtx 7801 class d amplifier

Hello moore_broder,

Your MTX 7801 is stable at 1 ohm, but you cannot wire a pair of DVC 2 ohm subs to that impedance. They can only be wired to 1/2 ohm which is too low or to 2 ohms.

Series the voice coils and parallel the subs. On each sub, jumper Black to Red/White Dot, then run both red's (positive) and both black/white dot's (negative) to your amp terminals.

The diagram is here.

Hope this helps.

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Help wiring kicker cvr12's

Hello pr7met7me,

Assuming that the "old sony box" has 2 chambers with at least 1 cu/ft of internal volume each, there should be no problem running the Kickers. The CVR's are dual voice coils and come in either 2 ohm or 4 ohm versions. The coils are wired together either in parallel or in series and then wired to the box terminals.

You did not specify what make and model of amp that you intend to use. The amp will dictate how the sub voice coils are wired. You do not want to go below the minimum load that your amp is capable of supporting. If your subs are the 2 ohm version, you wire the dvc's in parallel and then parallel both subs to the amp, your final load to the amp will be 0.5 ohm and there are not many amps stable at that low of an impedance.

The terminals with the white dots are for the first voice coil. The terminals with solid-red and solid-black markings are for the 2nd voice coil. In a parallel setup, you would wire the white-dot positive and the solid-red terminals to the box internal positive and the white dot negative and solid-black to the box internal negative. In a series setup, you would run a jumper from the white dot negative to the solid-red and then connect the remaining terminals to the box terminals.

Hope this helps.

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Connecting the wires to my sub

at 4 ohms you go from positive with the dot to the negitive with no dot and then conect the other two together and that is for 4 ohms. For 2ohms positive with dot to negitive with a dot than connect the other two together. try that shut down everything befor you start working on it so you dont blow fuses on amp or deck or under the hood. try one than turn it up see how it sounds than try the other way to see what sounds best.Contact local dealer if you are still haveing problems.If not rock out and crank that bass .

Mar 03, 2009 | Kicker Solo-Baric L7 S15L72 Car Subwoofer

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1st--on 1 sub put a wire connecting one red with white dot to the blk with white dot
2nd--do the same thing to the other sub !!do not wire a red/white to an all black
3rd--wire the full blk negetives to the amp, then same thing to the positive

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Wiring multipal voice coils

u take the woofer and look for the Red/white dot on the possitive and run one sinle wire to the soild black nob and then on the rest of them hook them to the amp the soild red nob to the possitive to the amp and the black and white dot nob to the negitive on the amp hopes this help if it does rate me

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Speaker wiring

hi mat
you should have four terminals two plain and two with dots
to get the best power cut two inches off good speker wire
tear apart now place one wire from
plan black to red with white dot then
plain red to black with white dot
this is how set then up with my directed 1100d mono amp .. very loud at half gain
well hope this helps.............. ..benjaminsarmy..

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