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I have an mtx thunderpro 400watt subwoofer with dual leads. a pair on each side of the subwoofer. need to know how to wire to an orion extreme 400watt amp. any sugestions?

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This is a dual 4 ohm sub. By wiring the terminals in series (one set of + to - from one side to the other) you will have an 8 ohm sub (most folks probably don't want this). By wiring in parallel (+ to + and - to - and connect the - wire to the - terminal on your amp and the + wire to the + terminal on your amp you'll have a 2 ohm sub.

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