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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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  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    I have hook the positive spesker wire from amp to speaker and have a jumper wire to the other positive connetion on the same speaker did the same with the neg. wire. Is the best way to hook up a ts-w307d4 dual 4 ohm subwoofer?

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I have a kicker kx150.2 two channel amp. I'm hooking up two 4ohm kicker 255w 6x8 cs68 and two 4ohm kicker 300w 6 3/4" cs67 door speakers. What the best way to wire them. Also can you bridge them ?



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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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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.subwoofer wiring diagram - c060090.jpg

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  • y2keeling Dec 01, 2009

    OK, so the above diagram will give you 2Ohms. Now bridge each individual sub, to drop it another 50%, or from 2Ohms to 1Ohm. Like the following diagram. Wire it this way, so you're using 1 set of speaker wire to each
    sub. Kicker has them snap terminals, so you can strip the wire end, then strip part way up, and pull it all through, and it will be tight and nice.



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