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Dual voice coil wiring to class d amp

I have 2 volfenhag zx-4712 dvx dual voice coil 12" 500w rms subs. i have noticed most class d amps only have one set of speaker outs like kicker 1000.1 hifonics bx1000 has two pos. and neg. terminals. if i buy one class d amp 1000w rms @ 2 ohm, do i need to figure out how to wire the dvc's @ 8 hom's to run the amp at 2 hom's? also my other question is if i ran paralell sub A pos terminal1 to sub A pos terminal2 to sub B pos term1 to sub B pos terminal 2 to the amp and so on with neg wires is this 4 homs?

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  • aangel1033 Mar 17, 2008

    so if i run paralell sub#1 dvc to dvc then paralell to sub#2 then paralell dvc to dvc, then paralell to amp is this one ohm

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I HAVE 4 DUAL 4 OHMS AND I WANT TO DO 1 OHM

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The easiest way to think of wiring voice coils and subs is this:

  • Two items of the same impedance in parallel = Half of the impedance
    • 4 ohms in parallel with 4 ohms = 2 ohms
    • 8 ohms in parallel with 8 ohms = 4 ohms
  • Two items of the same impedance in series = Double the impedance
    • 4 ohms in series with 4 ohms = 8 ohms
    • 8 ohms in series with 8 ohms = 16 ohms
In this case, you want to wire two subs, each with dual 4 ohms voice coils, so that the total equals 2 ohms. Your options are:
  • DVCs in parallel, 2 subs in series = 4 ohms
  • DVCs in series, 2 subs in parallel = 4 ohms
  • DVCs in parallel, 1 sub = 2 ohms
With two, dual 4 ohm subs, you can only have 1 ohm or 4 ohm total impedance.

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    Tygh Duval Mar 17, 2008

    Correct, if you parallel all of the voice coils and the 2 subs, you'll have a total impedance of 1 ohm. But remember, not all amps are 1 ohm stable.

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