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Need help i have a kenwood KAC.8401. 4ch, bridgable, 640watts. and a pioneer GM-7200M. 1ch. 800watts. and 2 800watt 12" pioneer TS-W301R subs. witch one would be better to use for the 2 subs. for witch ever one, how do i hook them up(the wiring) i have them hooked up to the kenwood and theres very little bass. but i dont now if i have them hooked up right. so what do i do

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Re: need help

It should be better to use the Pioneer GM-7200M Amp with your subs.

For 8 ohm setup hook up this way:
Amp out+ to Sub1 +
Sub1 - to Sub 2 +
Amp out - to Sub2 -

For 2 ohm setup hook up this way:
Amp + to Sub1 +
Sub1 + to Sub2 +
Amp - to Sub1 -
Sub1 - to Sub2 -

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