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Subwoofer wiring diagram

How do you wire a pair of 4ohm dual voice coil kicker subs into 1ohm to get the max power out of my kicker 1200.1kx amp.

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Re: subwoofer wiring diagram

Parallel wiring. hook all 4 positives together and run to the positive output from the amp, hook all 4 negatives together and run to the negative output from the amp.

hope this helps,

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Re: subwoofer wiring diagram

Ok So When you're trying to wire two 4Ohm subs into 1 Ohm, you need to give it lots of love like this. You'll notice the heart and star inline with the speaker wiring.c060090.jpg

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Hello i_starling,

The Kicker L7's come in either 2ohm or 4ohm dual voice coil (DVC) versions.

Whatever amp they are connected to, you need to know both the impedance of your L7's and the impedance of your amp. The L7's dual voice coils can be wired to provide a total of four different loads:

2ohm coils in parallel = 1ohm load
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Your best connection would be the one that results in a final impedance load that is supported by the amp.

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Get an amp with at least 200 Watts RMS. The RMS value is what is important about driving Subs. This could be proclaimed to be a 1000 Watt amp. REad the RMS value.

Wiring. It is better to series your Speakers to give them and your amp more reliability,

Get a Mono or Bridgeable amp. If it si bridgeable, BRidge the output as described in the manual you get. Some Amps have a diagram right on the output..

AMP+ to Sub1 +
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