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I have a 12" xs that has dual 1 ohm vc`s...how do i wire it to get a 1 ohm load?rick

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Im sorry but thats not gonna be possible with a single sub with dual 1 ohm voice coils. You can wire it to achieve 2 ohm or 1/2 ohm. You will need to add a second sub to get to the 1 ohm mark.
play around on this site for some clarification: http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=12

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This amplifier cannot handle a load lower than 4 Ohms in stereo or bridged mode.

If the subs are Dual 2 ohm - You cannot wire a 4 ohm load with (2) subwoofers.

Only 8, 2, or 1/2 ohm loads are possible with (2) dual 2ohm voicecoils

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I guess this Amp is stable down to 2 ohms. 500 Watts X 1. Unfortunately there is no way possible for you to present a 2 ohm load to the output of this amplifier. Here are your options.

Speakers in series with VC in parallel = 4 ohm total Z
Speakers in parallel with VC in parallel = 1 ohm total Z (not good)
Speakers in parallel with VC in series = 4 ohm total Z ( Whats the point)
Speakers in series with VC in series = 16 ohm total Z ( Whats the Point)

So your best option to maximize power transfer from your amp to your speakers would be option 1. (Z = Impedance)

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Hello k_rabbit89,

A 4 ohm DVC sub can be wired in series like you described for an 8 ohm load or the voice coils can be wired in parallel for a 2 ohm load.

If your 2-channel amp isn't stable down to 2 ohms when the channels are bridged (most 2-channel amps are only stable to 4 ohms when bridged), you do not want the voice coils paralleled. The amp will overheat, go into protection mode, and eventually fail completely. A sub with 2 ohm voice coils would be a better fit. That way, you could series the coils for a 4 ohm load and the amp would operate OK with the channels bridged into that load.

But anyway, for the best power from THAT amp to THAT sub, your best wiring solution would be to wire each voice coil to a separate channel. The problem with that is that the signal to each coil needs to be EXACTLY the same or you will have one coil trying to move the cone out while the other one tries to move it in. You can closely approximate identical signals on the output side by using the same input to both channels. Do this by using only one RCA connection (either right or left channel) from your head unit and split it with a "Y" cable.

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it depends on the load you want to present to the amp. un 12, 2009 - If woofers are 2 coil, then you definately need to know the impedance of the coils (are they dual 2 ohm, or dual 4 ohm?). For dual 4 ohm speakers you will only be able to acheive a summed load of 1 or 4 ohms. If your amp can handle 1 ohm, then connect this way: 1 ohm: Connect both the positives and the negatives together on each speaker. This puts them in paralell which will result in a 2 ohm load per speaker. After you connect the two 2 ohm loads to the amp, it will see 1 ohm as it's load. If your amp can handle this, this is usually the lowest configuration capable by consumer stuff, (if you are not doing competition or some crazy thing), and few amps are rated for 1 ohm so it's not really recommended and may heat up or blow your amp. 4 ohm: Connect one negative to one positive terminal on one speaker. Drive the other open terminals with the amp. This places coils in series and results in an 8 ohm load per speaker. After connecting both speakers to the amp, the amp will see a 4 ohm load. In both cases, the rates power of the amp (at that load) will be divided equally between the speakers. Jun 12, 2009 - For dual 2 ohm speakers, the only loads you can achieve are .5 ohm (1/2 ohm), and 2 ohm. The connections are the same as above, and this results in: ...If coils for each speaker are wired in paralell, the results are 1 ohm per speaker, and after connection, the amp sees 1/2 an ohm. (.5 ohm) ...If coils are wired in series, the result is 4 ohms per speaker, and the amp will see 2 ohms after both are connected.

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How do i wire 10' kicker cvr


dual 2 or dual 4

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dual 4 wire vc in series for an 8 ohm load each. Hook both + to the right + on the amp and both - to the left - on the amp. or

dual 4 wire vc in parallel for a 2 ohm load each and hook each speaker to seperate channels on the amp.

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If it were me, I'd probably stay with the single 15w6. But it's your money :)

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