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Ma120xe sound horrible

I have to ma120xe subs (ma audio) and a d6 1500.1 diamond audio amp. the subs are dual 4 ohm voice coil (350 rms 700 peak) the amp makes "1500 watts" at 1 ohm i have them hooked up in a sealed box that i had jl w6's in they sound like crap tryin to figure weather its my amp the box they are in or the subs are just garbage?

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Re: ma120xe sound horrible

Make sure that you have the subs wired in a 4-ohm series and not a 8-ohm load

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What kind of amp to buy for an alumapro 10 inch sub 4ohm 250watts rms?

Is your sub single or dual voice coil. This will also make a difference in choosing amps. Pretty much any amp that will supply your required power will do. But, if you have a single voice coil sub, you will be wanting to look for RMS power at 4 ohms. If you have a dual 4 ohm voice coil sub, you can wire it to a 2 ohm load. Then you will need to search for amps that supply the RMS requirements of the sub at 2 ohms. The choices are almost endless. I am an RE Audio dealer, so I absolutely know that they will do you well. Hope this helps.

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What size amp needed with a sony explod player?

this bandpass enclosure is rated peak power at 1200 watts . what this means is that each subwoofer in the is peaked at 600watts to make 1200 watts . what your looking for is to power up the subs with rms continuous wattage . you need an amp that will put out 400 to 500 rms a channel to run this sub enclosure at 800 to 1000 watts rms to keep the speaker from blowing

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Volfenhag ZX4725 i am buying this subwoofer and

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.

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.
Everything is a function of Resistance and Ohms law.
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Voltage = Current Multiplied by Resistance.
Resistance = Voltage divides by Current.

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How can i connect 2 12''s pioneer premier too an jl audio amp n make the bass loud???

Hello m1k377060,

Having your subs in well-designed and constructed enclosures will make as much or more difference in their output than how you connect them to an amp.

The TS-SW1241D's are single voice coil 4 ohm shallow subwoofers that are rated for 350 watts RMS. For maximum loudness, your JL amp needs to be 2 ohm stable and capable of delivering 700 watts RMS into that impedance. Wire the subs in parallel for a 2 ohm load and maximum power from the amp.

Hope this helps.

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What is the rms and voicecoil configureation on these the older aw1200

here is all the specs for your sub

12" subwoofer with two 4-ohm voice coils
» carbon composite cone with foam surround
» heavy-duty cast-aluminum basket
» power range: 50-700 RMS watts (350 watts per voice coil)
» peak power: 1400 watts
» frequency response: 20-500 Hz
» sensitivity: 94.65 dB
» mounting depth: 5-5/8"
» sealed box volume: 0.50-1.50 cu. ft.
» ported box volume: 1.30-3.30 cu. ft.

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Hello sharky75,

That 1600 watt peak power figure for your subwoofer can't tell you what amp you need. You need to know the maximum RMS power the sub can handle. And you need to know the impedance (ohms) of the voice coil(s). JBL GT5 series subs have an RMS rating of 275 watts. The GTO series handles 300 watts. The Power series handles 400 watts. The GTi series handles 700 watts. Some are single voice coil, so the impedance is fixed. Others are dual voice coil allowing you to wire them for different impedance loads.

For maximum performance your amp should be able to provide at or near the same number of watts RMS into the lowest impedance at which the sub can be configured. For example, if your sub is the Power Series Model number P1224, it has dual 4ohm voice coils and can be wired to present either a 2ohm load (parallel) or an 8ohm load (series). You want to wire the voice coils in parallel for the 2ohm load and select an amp that outputs up to 400 watts RMS into 2ohms. The Orion Cobalt CO8001 is just such an amp. If you have one of the GTi Series subs, a better amp would be the JVC Arsenal KS-AR75 which outputs 700 watts into 2ohms.

Hope this helps.

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I have 3 hifonics zeus Size: 12 inch Impedance: Single 4 Ohms Peak Power Handling: 800 watts RMS Power Handling: 400 watts Sensitivity: 89.9 dB Aluminum Cast Basket American Spider For Reliable Performance...

Hello king3132,

Three 4 ohm subs can be wired parallel for a 1.34 ohm final load or series for a 12 ohm load. If you have the channels of the amp bridged, I hope that the subs are connected in series because the Sony XM-2200GTX is NOT rated for or stable at 1.34 ohms. It's only stable down to 4 ohms.

You definitely will not get the maximum potential of the subs from that amp. They can handle 400 watts RMS each (total 1,200 watts) and the amp is only capable of 500 watts RMS into 4 ohms (less at higher impedance), so each sub could only be getting a maximum of 166.6 watts RMS.

Hope this helps.

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I suggest to use separate amps to your sub, get a 2 channel amp for your sub and 4 channel amps for your speakers.

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MA Audio MA 1200XL Car Subwoofer

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.

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Unsureness of wiring configurations.


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 +
Sub1 - to Sub2 +
Sub2 - to Amp -

Get a 4 Guage wring kit. Run your power wiring down the Drivers side, and Audio signal wiring down the Passenger side, keep the two separate.

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