Question about Kicker DCVR122 -- 2 Ohm Dual 12in CompVR Vented Enclosure 05DCVR122 Car Speaker

Not a bad amp by any stretch. they do carry a little more thd then some of your higher end amps but should do the job. you did not mention what type of other gear you are running with? your head unit needs seperate sub out rca, prefer 5 volt+ for cleaner stronger signal but any will work. you might want to purchase a good 1 farad cap run at least 4 ga if not bigger cable ( im running 00 gauge on 1500 watts to 4 momo 12's) make sure you have same size ground wire to an excellent ground source. not sure about your crossovers either, im running 2/3rd octave phoenix gold from the old days i swear by them. all that and a good box will help greatly. routing your wires the proper way and using higher end cables will help greatly also. happy beating, any more questions just ask and i do what i can to help. BOOM ON

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

You can't. Total mismatch of power and impedance.

You need a mono amp that can push the RMS watts of the sub @ 2 ohm (sub wired parallel).

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You need a mono amp that can push the RMS watts of the sub @ 2 ohm (sub wired parallel).

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Jan 22, 2015 | Kicker Car Speakers & Subwoofers

need to know the ohms on the amplifiers then might can tell you best solution for system

Mar 05, 2013 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

I am going to assume the 2 speakers in the sub are each 4 ohm loads, and are wired together in parallel, creating a 2 ohm load. And your amp pushes 800W at a 2 ohm load. And actually goes down to 1 ohm/1100W. Anyway...

Seems you want to lessen the wattage output of the amp by making a 4 ohm load. To do that, you need to wire the both 2 ohm speakers in SERIES.

In general wiring principles, to wire in SERIES, take the POS terminal from the amp and wire to the POS terminal of first speaker. Take the NEG terminal from the amp and wire to the 2nd speakers' NEG terminal. Then place a "jumper" piece of speaker wire to connect 1st speakers' NEG terminal to 2nd speakers' POS terminal. Now you have a 4 ohm load, and will be pushing 450W from your amp.

This way the load will now be 4 ohms.

Seems you want to lessen the wattage output of the amp by making a 4 ohm load. To do that, you need to wire the both 2 ohm speakers in SERIES.

In general wiring principles, to wire in SERIES, take the POS terminal from the amp and wire to the POS terminal of first speaker. Take the NEG terminal from the amp and wire to the 2nd speakers' NEG terminal. Then place a "jumper" piece of speaker wire to connect 1st speakers' NEG terminal to 2nd speakers' POS terminal. Now you have a 4 ohm load, and will be pushing 450W from your amp.

This way the load will now be 4 ohms.

Jan 08, 2013 | Kicker DCVR122 -- 2 Ohm Dual 12in CompVR...

the 15" l5 is rated at 750 watts rms so i suggest you get an amp with atleast that much power because if you get a amp weaker than that you run the risk of clipping your subs and blowing them

Jul 15, 2010 | Kicker Solo-Baric L7 S15L72 Car Subwoofer

well first of all you cant bridge subs... you can bridge an amp... and for 2 they are probablly not 1000 watts, make sure you understand RMS and what the sub can ACTUALLY HANDLE properly... i would get a 1000 to 1500 watt RMS that is RMS RMS RMS RMS amp not one that says 2000 watts MAX POWER cuz thats cheap ****... get a kicker JL hifonic alpine or something in that category that actually tells you the TRUE power output of the amp... then run those 4 subs in a parallel circuit so its like really only having 2 subs. make sure then these subs do not run less then 2 ohms at the terminals while in a parallel, then bridge these subs acting as 2 subs not 4 to your TRUE 1000 watt amp and you should have a good powerful system

Mar 19, 2010 | Pyle 10'' Subwoofer Tube w/Amplifier Car...

You need to wire them according to the limitations of your amp you can pull a 1 ohm overall load just by connecting all of your coils in parallel- or you can get an overall load of 4 ohms by wiring each sub individually in a series configuration which will yield a 12 ohm load per sub -and then wire the 3 sets in parallel which will bring your ohms back down to 4. You can do a lot with that many coils it depends on your amp really-ideally a 1 ohm stable class d mono amp that is 1000-1500 watts rms would knock the **** outta those things JL is the good stuff.

Jan 16, 2010 | Jl Audio 12W3 Car Subwoofer

get a 2 channel with as much watts as you can affored. you wont blow them its better to have to many watts then not enought the subs work harrded with less watts i know that sounds crazy but trust me je

Nov 13, 2009 | Kicker DCVR122 -- 2 Ohm Dual 12in CompVR...

you should use an amp with approx half the power of the speakers max output (i.e 1000 watt speaker use no more than 600 watt amp)

May 12, 2009 | Kicker (2) S12L7 12in Solo-Baric L7 + (1)...

Hello,

It depends on the specific subs and exactly what you want out of them. You have practically unlimited choices for amps.

The 10" L7 has a power range of from 30-600 watts RMS, the 12" from 50-750 watts, and the 15" from 100-1000 watts.

So if you have the 10's, you would want an amp that puts out at least 90 watts RMS and not more that 1,800. Unless you are really into SPL and have an unlimited budget, it's probably best to go somewhere in between.

Keep in mind that these Kickers need to be in a proper enclosure. They like a little more volume to work as compared to RF's or MTX's and some others.

It depends on the specific subs and exactly what you want out of them. You have practically unlimited choices for amps.

The 10" L7 has a power range of from 30-600 watts RMS, the 12" from 50-750 watts, and the 15" from 100-1000 watts.

So if you have the 10's, you would want an amp that puts out at least 90 watts RMS and not more that 1,800. Unless you are really into SPL and have an unlimited budget, it's probably best to go somewhere in between.

Keep in mind that these Kickers need to be in a proper enclosure. They like a little more volume to work as compared to RF's or MTX's and some others.

Mar 30, 2009 | Kicker Solo-Baric L7 S12L7 Car Subwoofer

With a single 4-ohm subwoofer, usually the best choice is a 2-channel amp that can be bridged to a single channel. In your case, the sub is rated for 1000 watts. Not many amps are rated for that kind of continuous power into a 4-ohm load.
Kicker doesn't list a minimum power rating, which isn't unusual in subwoofer specs. Depending on your budget, I'd look for an amp rated for 300-500 watts minimum; the higher, the better, up to 1000 watts.
Most amps will have several power ratings, based on the load impedance and number of channels driven. A typical 2-channel amp might be rated like this:
150 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms
300 watts x 2 channels at 2 ohms
500 watts x 1 channel at 4 ohms.
The power rating you'll want to look at will be the 1-channel, 4-ohm rating.
You can look at mono amps, too, but in the power ranges you're looking for, a 2-channel amp will probably give you the best value. However, if you can find a mono amp with a high enough 4-ohm power rating, it would run cooler and might last longer than a 2-channel amp with comparable power. When looking at mono amps, you'll find their highest power output will be at 2 ohms or 1 ohm; make sure you're checking the 4-ohm rating when making comparisons.
Some amplifiers that might work well for you:
Kicker SX900.2
Kicker ZX850.2
Alpine PDX-1.1000
Rockford T600-2
Hifonics ZXi 1006
Premier PRS-D2100T
Power Acoustik OV2-2200

Jul 05, 2007 | Kicker C12-4 Car Subwoofer

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