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Ohm wiring i have one 15x2 hk sub and a 1000rms @ 4 ohm amp i have the sub wired @ 4 ohm i want to now how low in ohms can i go with no problems and how to wire it up and do i need to get a maching amp for the rigth ohms

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  • destiny92782 Mar 04, 2009

    could i get A 1ohm and bring the one ohm on the sub down to 1ohm will that be safe

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This depends on the ratings of the Amp. Check the docs for your amp. My Alpine will go as low as 2 ohms. The lower you go, the hotter your amp will get, so be aware of that. I actually had to mount a 12v fan next to mine to keep an air flow going over it. The thermal override was tripping.

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    Damon Gray Mar 04, 2009

    Just read the specs on that sub. It's rated at 2ohms. Make sure your amp can handle that, and you should be fine.



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