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Im not sure how to hook these speakers up

My speakers have 8 hook ups (4 positive, 4 negitve), and i have 1400w 2 channel ma audio amp does any body have a diagram, or manual.

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Re: im not sure how to hook these speakers up

Answer depends on what kind of Ohm Load your amplifier is capable of as a lowest allowed setting. ie if you have a 1400W at 4 Ohm amplifier, the connection would need to be different than a 1400W at 2 ohm amplifier. also, on the speaker what is the rated ohm load per coil since it's a quad coil speaker (should say somewhere on it's box, or in it's manual. I'd assume 4 ohm per coil) we'll do that math after you get those figures in to me.

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I have a power acoustik 0V4-1200 amp and 2-12" kicker cvr dual 2 ohms. My amp keeps getting really hot and turning off. I have two pair of rca jacks from my cd player to the amp. One speaker hooked up...

i have found the specs to your amp. 1. Amplifier connections: Lets make things simple. As we look at the amplifier speaker connections, we will number the outputs 1 2 3 4 from left to right for the top connections and again 5 6 7 8 from left to right for the bottom connections. 1 should be connected to a positive (RED) (+) on sub woofer A on voice coil (a) 4 should be connected to a negative (BLACK) (-) on sub woofer A on voice coil (b) Now using a small piece of cable, connect negative of voice coil (a) to positive of voice coil (b) Follow the same procedure for the other sub woofer using 5 and 8 as 1 and 4 This configuration should make the amp run at 4 OHM BRIDGED x 2. i hope this helps. dreamsystems

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dual 4 wire vc in parallel for a 2 ohm load each and hook each speaker to seperate channels on the amp.

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It sounds like you've got too little impedance on it. How are the speakers wired? Are they in series (one speaker per channel) or are they in parallel (speaker 1 neg wire hooked up to channel 2, and speaker 2 neg wire hooked up to channel 1)? Or do you have a single speaker bridged (pos wire on one channel, neg wire on the other)? Often, an amp going into protection is a result of too much current draw, which happens when you're running a 2-ohm load on an amp that isn't rated to handle that (many are only OK at 4-ohms, which you'd have with series wiring). Let me know how you have the speakers wired and we'll go from there.

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Hi yeahonda,


Your Kicker L7 Ohms may be too low for the MA Audio Mono block amp. The MA Audio Amp is probably 2 Ohm Stable. The kicker will either be 2 ohm or 4 ohm Dual voice coil.   To eliminate the low ohms as a possible threat to causing the map to go into Protect, Wire the kicker Voice Coils in Series.  This adds the ohms, so that you either have 4 or 8 ohms. 

I am using the following codes to show wiring. VC1+ stands for the Kicker  Subs Voice Coil #1 Postive post. AO+ is the MA audio Amp output positive.


AO+ to VC1+

VC1- to VC2+

VC2- to AO-


This shopuld give you 4 or 8 ohm depending on the 15" L7 setup.  Crutchfield does not carry the Kicker  L7 in 15" They do  have the L5 in 15".


If you know how to read a Volt Ohm Meter, set it to OHMs 20 and measure across VC1+ to VC1- and you should see between 1.5 and 5 ohms..  Do the Same with VC2+ to VC2-.  you should see the same voltage. Also read from the Voice coil metal housing to VC1+ , VC1-, VC2+, and VC2-. and you should not read any ohmage to the case. The meter should say OL, or -1.

Good luck. 

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