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How can I wire a 2 ohm and 4 ohm kicker dual voice coil speakers to a JL 500 1 channel amp

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With that amp it doesn't matter how you wire it... as long as its above 1.5 ohms so at 4 ohms that amp still puts out 500 rms no matter what. 12volts or 18 volts it is 500 rms clean just don't go under the 1.5ohm. keep it at 4 ohms for a cleaner linear subwoofer with optimal performance and less stress to your equipment unless you like buying new sh** and wasting money. also most people don't realize after 3-6 months ALL AMPS should be turned down and ran in shorter durations... heat sink compound does not last and causes overheating if your not able to apply heat sink comp under you mosfet chips regularly like changing a car's oil!!
I have a few of these amps. most people bash JL audio but the 500 watts is better than cea compliant amp that are 1k watts rms with much more power and is clean. take care of you amps and gl

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Ok, so you have a single 2 ohm speaker and a 4 ohm speaker with dual voice coils? The JBL Is a 2 Ohm load I believe.


I ran through the maths...

Series parallel with the 4 Ohms in series in parallel with the 2 Ohm gives you 1.6 Ohms

2 x 4 ohms in parallel with a 2 ohm in series gives you 4 Ohms which is no good.

All three in series give you 10 ohms which is no good.

All three parallel gives 1 ohm.

So with this set up you cannot create a perfect match. So you will always run the risk of bad audio or the amp blowing at high output.

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you should have four terminals two plain and two with dots
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just make sure your kenwood amp can at least handle a 2ohm stereo load.Most amps now are able to .Your amps manual should list this or go online and check for that model .You basically have 2 subs in one allowing you to use one sub box in stereo mode.And just hook it up like two speakers left and right ..make sure amp has a crossover so that you only get bass at your woofer

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To do this they MUST be wired in parallel, IE: Plus to Plus, Negative to Negative. 2 4 OHMS in parallel is about 2 OHMS in series it would be 8 OHMS... series is positive to negative. Are you using a crossover network?

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No the LOWER the resistance the MORE Output or Draw, If say it is 100 Watts into 4 Ohms, if you used a 2 ohm speaker it would draw 200 watts.(only if capable of delivering that amount of power) The LOWER the Resistance, the HIGHER the Current Draw. WATTS = AMPS x VOLTS. (This is not strictly true with amplifiers output though, as it is an AC Current, and a "Reactive" load, it has, Inductance, Capacitance and Resistance, all in one.and is worked out via a Formula) see below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_power

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_1_1/v1n1spk.html

Now with Dual Voice Coils, Essentially, you can think of these speakers as TWO speakers in ONE enclosure. As such, They are basically TWO Speakers. Please see the website below it explains everything for you. http://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/FAQ/Wiring/
Everything is a function of Resistance and Ohms law.
Current (I) = Voltage (E) divided by Resistance(R).
Voltage = Current Multiplied by Resistance.
Resistance = Voltage divides by Current.

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Well i tried looking up that amp, but Fosgate sight is down. So assuming that the best power out of your amp is 2ohms off the bridged hookup, and the subs are 4 ohms per coil, the best way is to only use one side of each speaker and hook it straight the the bridge. Only using one hook up wont hurt anything, its just for giving you wiring options. And when adding up ohms of speakers, it goes like this. If you had two 4 ohm subs, that'll give you a 2 ohm load. If you hooked up all your hookups, it would be like having four 4 ohm subs, and would give you a 1 ohm load.

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