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Jl audio 500/1 mono amp 2 12 kicker cvr

I have a jl audio 500/1 mono amp and two kicker 12"cvr what is the best way to wire up the box i was told 3 differrent ways and was also told the wrong way can do damage to the amp. if you could email me back at cmann70726@yahoo.com i would appreciate it....Chris

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Depends if its dual 2 ohm or dual 4 ohm

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