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What is wrong with my system

I have a pla 2200 2 channel pyle amp with the pyle plwb12d dual voice coil woofer that is dual 4 ohms ? also my head unit is a pyle pld138. I was wondering why when hooked up I am getting very little sound and I am receieving alot of distortion. Someone told me I had to run the dvc speakers in series ? and I also had to bridge the amp because it was 2 channel. I am stuck and need help..

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Re: what is wrong with my system

Wiring may not be the problem but try connecting each coil to separate channel and make sure polarities are correct.

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I just bought two rockford fosgate t1 twelves duel voice coil 4ohm I'm running a old school alpine v12 1507 mrv 2channel. I want to bridge the amp to get the most out of these subs would it be better...

Hi there,
This amp should run comfortable at 2 ohms/channel. However, your dual voice coil subs are rated at 4 ohms. This means when you connect the 2 voice coils together in parellel (positive to positive and negative to negative both coils wired to one output) the amp will see 2 ohms. So if you connect both subs to one output then your amp will see 1 ohm (not good) If you run the voice coils in parellel but the subs in series then the 2 resistances (ohms) will be added together. So that way the amp will se 4 ohms. This is fine but the amp would push more power into 2 ohms. You can run one sub on each channel if you can split the head unit output to 2 outputs, problem is then you will be halving the amount of power to each channel. Personally I would probably be more inclined to run 1 sub on this amp and run another amp from the pre-outs on the first amp for the 2nd sub. Try to find another amp the same to run the second sub. Mind you, 2 of these amps will need some big power cable to run them but should shake your teeth out!
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First of all. Using two different kinds of sub woofers, is not an option, as these two sub woofers have different specifications and you should never mix sub woofers. Now the better choice from the 2, would probably be the Rockford. (cant be sure without knowing the models, power handling is also a factor in how well either of the sub woofers will play, but Rockford as a rule makes better sub woofers than Sony does) In my opinion, both the sub woofers deserve a better amplifier than what Boss has to offer. However to connect either of these sub woofers, you would need to determine how many voice coils it has and how many OHM the voice coil/s are. If it is a DVC (dual voice coil) and each voice coil is 4 OHM or 2 OHM, then you can connect one voice coil to one channel of the amplifier and the other voice coil to the other channel of the amplifier. If it is a DVC 2OHM you can also connect it wired in Series/Series to give a 4OHM load and should be connected to the BRIDGE dedicated speaker outputs of your amplifier. If it is a SVC (single voice coil) and it is 4 OHM, then you can connect the sub woofer to the designated speaker outputs of your amplifier that states BRIDGE. DO NOT run the amplifier in BRIDGE mode at 2 OHM as this will probably damage the amplifier. dreamsystems

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if you bought that equipment today then your answer is yes your amp will power the subs but if i was you and you want more bass I would go with a two channel amp or even a mono block amp that will be 1 ohm stable and if you decide to do that you might want to get subs that are dual 4 ohm voice coils and run them in series that will get you 1 ohm of resistance

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I am assuming you are driving a sub-woofer. Run the amp bridged at 4 ohms. So a DVC(dual voice coil) 8 ohm sub with voice coils wired in parallel would give you a 4 ohm load. Just make sure the sub can handle at least 300 Watts Peak.

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1 ohm will draw too much current.those are designed for a 2 channel 2 ohm drive for each sub.running 4 ohms will be easier on the amplifier and since impedance is not constant it may run 3 ohms at some frequencies anyway. another solution if your power amp is bridgeable....put the coils in series on each woofer making 4 ohms.then parallel the two 4 ohms to make 2 ohms and run the amp in bridge mode at 2 ohms.since bass is omnidirectional,you can do it

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if you have dual voice coils connect on each seporate sub negative left channel to possative right channel of the subwoofer same to other sub then conect the left possative and the right neggative to your box power terminal same to other sub then conect the two sub outs on your box left speaker positive to your positive left channel bridge then conect left speaker negative to the right speaker possative then connect your right speaker negative to your right channel negative brigdeg to your amp is single coil hook the box its self up the same way to your amp i have two dual voice cooil 12" hooked up to the same amp that way and it rocks without the power protecter turning on

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Mac audio mac attack 600, 6 channel amp / subwoofer filter

Hi dougal,
The power cable size depends on how many watts the amp is rated at (realistic) RMS with all channels driven at 20 to 20K.
Buy the largest cable you can afford as you never know when you may add another amp,
Though with 6 channels it should handle almost any reasonable sound system configuration, such as, front, rear fill and the sub/s.
400 watts and less will do fine on 8 gauge wire. 500 watts or more should be using 4 gauge, with a distribution block. The ground should be the same size as the power wire, and solidly connected to BARE metal,
keep it as short as practical.
Use good quality terminal connectors throughout.

The (HI) inputs simply means, using the speaker output from the head unit, as opposed to the RCA connectors.When purchasing the RCA cables don't be fooled by all the fancy high dollar one's, unless cosmetics are important to you.
$5.00 cables will sound just as good as the $25.00 ones. ( The marketing dept. hates that truth. )

You can bridge any two channels as long as they are the matching right and left pair.
Look at the amp, usually the rears are the most powerful and have a low frequency crossover.
The woofer impedance and whether it is single or dual voice coil will determine the speaker wiring.

If the woofer is a single voice coil, 4 ohms...
The positive terminal on the speaker goes to left positive, on the amps left channel terminal. The negative speaker terminal goes to the right channel negative on the amp.

If the woofer has two 4 Ohm voice coils,
Parallel the terminals on the speaker.
Pos. to Pos. and Neg. to Neg. and then wire as explained above it will present a 2 Ohm load to the amplifier, any good amp can handle that. If in doubt check the specs.
I hope i was of some help.
Regards, S.

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That all depends upon whether or not the sub you are running has dual voice coils or just a single voice coil. The 800a4 is a four channel amp; thus the only way you can bridge it will be 3 channel or 2 channel. If you are running a dual voice coil sub then you can wire the amp two channel and get 400 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms. Make sure that you sub can handle this kind of power though.

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4 x 100 @ 4 ohms (13.8V - <0.05% THD)
4 x 200 @ 2 ohms (13.8V - <0.10% THD)
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If the woofer isn't moving significantly, try the following settings:

gain at highest (most sensitive) setting

crossover at highest frequency

subsonic filter at the lowest frequency

If those do nothing and you have a dual voice coil woofer, you may have one coil reversed. If you disconnect one voice coil and the woofer moves significantly more, check the polarity of all speaker wire connections.

Here's a brochure for the amp:


You're correct. this amp cannot be bridged to produce more power. It's minimum safe load is 4 ohms per channel. It's essentially two bridged amps in one chassis.

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