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Jl audio 10w6 x zapco350

Can i connect my jl 10w6v2 to a zapco 350,bridged into 2ohm?
or is 8ohm the only option?

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These subwoofers are dual 4 ohm voicecoils.

Parallel wiring the 2 voicecoils would net a 2 ohm mono load.

Connect both + on the sub to the + on the amp.
Connect both - on the sub to the - on the amp.

Many professionals simply jumper the 2 + and 2- on the sub.... then run 1 set of wires from one of the terminals to the amplifier.


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