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 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.
The reason you have 4 plugs on your sub is because it has a dual voice coil. It is basically like having 2 subs in one. You have 2 wiring options you can wire in 2ohm or 8 ohm loads. most amps are 1,2,or 4 ohm so i suggest going 2 ohm. The amp should be rated for 800-1200Watts @ 2 ohm load for this sub to work properly and make sure that amp is at max 80% by adjusting gain.This website will help with wiring be sure to note that for 2 ohm load the + are hooked up together. and the - are hooked together a parrallel ciruit. http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=42#results Good Luck and enjoy
Ummmm Im gonna give this a try-If it were me i would run the 4 channel ground pounder on the doors and rear panels -the front 2 channels run the component set exclusively at 2 ohms per channell and run the 8 inch 3 ways in parallel with the rear deck speakers for a combined load of 2 ohms per channel on the rear channells-naturally the 8 inchers and the 6.5's are going to be able to handle a little bit more bottom end than the component set so you can feed a little more midbass to those rear channels- I dont know the resistance of the coils on your subs or the model of the MA amp you are using but if you can throw 600 or 700 on your subs that should be sweet enough- hope its not a waste of your time or maybe you already tried it set up that way-good luck though
that subwoofer has dual 4ohm voice coils, if your amp can handle 2 ohms, you would put a wire from the positive (+) on the amp to the positive on both connectors on the sub, then hook the negative (-) on the amp to the negative on both the sub connectors that will be a 2 ohm load on your amp make sure your amp at 2 ohms is not more than 600 watts RMS or 1200 max.
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.
If you had 4 single voice coil speakers you can create either of those 2 ohm or 4 ohm setups. If you run 2 of them in parallel you will get the 4 ohms. If you run 4 of them in parallel you will get the 2 ohms. In parallel I mean that you connect the positives together and run them to the positive on the amp and the connect the negatives together and run them to the negative on the amp. Let me know if you need more help. Good Luck.