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Is this ok?

Hae im running a Kd Sh1000 headunit to RF p4004 its running RF FNX2614 6.5 components upfront and a RF HX2 12" in the back, the hx2 is running 2ohm bridged and in parallel (dual voice coil) with gain up pretty high

is this ok for the amp?

i know its rockford nd i havent had any trouble but yeah just wondering?

thanks heaps
i have a 12' kicker dvc but two cheap mosfet 300 watt amps one is 1 channel other is two channel what positive and which negative do i hook up and
from what amp

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  • Jason May 11, 2010

    A better detailed description would help here I think.

    One key point you should know -- the "gain" knob is NOT a volume control. This know is designed to allow the end-user to adjust the amplifier to whatever signal it is being fed. For instance, if you have a Kenwood cd player in the dash that outputs 2 volts down the RCA's, then the gain would have to be set rather high. On the other hand, if you have a Pioneer cd player with balanced 4 or 8 volt outputs down the RCA's, then the gain would be set much lower. If you use the gain knob as a volume control, you will clip the signal sent to your speakers and blow voice coils, especially in subwoofers.

    Through the years I've met alot of people that know how to install amplifiers and speakers. A small handful of them knew/know how to adjust amplifer gain correctly.

    Maybe do a little bit of research on your setup and then come back with some more specific questions? I know that it may sound tedious, but in the end, you will thank me. Your system will sound better and last for years, instead of sounding not so hot and blowing up in a year or less. Do your hard earned money a favor and educate yourself on parallel/series wiring, amplifier gain settings, and installation techniques.

    Feel free to come back to this post and ask more questions, and I'll help you out. =) I won't post this as a solution because its not really one, just more of a getting to know you and your knowledge sorta thing.


  • Boli May 11, 2010

    Sorry, so in a nutshell you have 2 12" subs (1 dual VC) and 2 Amps (1 2-channel)?



    Let me know...

    Matt

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Yes it sounds like it should work.

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