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Hooking up a sub woofer

The Lanzar vw12d vibe 4 inch ohm 1600 sub woofer has two voice coils and i want to know how to put my speaker wires in to it to get the bass out

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Re: hooking up a sub woofer


take a look there and it should give you everything you need and show you the different options for the different ohm loads. Remember... don't go below 4 ohms on those. Above is ok, below is not.

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OK. Sometimes manufacturers put two flat prongs to each of the positives and negatives of the voice coils. This allows for daisy chaining multiple subs to be easier. Here is how you want to wire your subs in the box.

From the positive post of the box to the positive posts of both voice coils (just choose one prong on each of them, you do not have to connect all 4 of them). So you will have 2 wires going from one post on the box to 2 posts on the sub. Got it. Not go from the negative post on the box, to both negative posts on the subs. Repeat this with the other sub. Now you can hook each channel of the amp to the box regularly pos of amp to pos of box and neg of amp to neg of box.

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