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Kenwood 350 w-2 amp wiring

I have a kenwood2 ch 350w amp hooked mono to 2 10 kicker cvr 4 ohm. they hit hard now but due to space i like the amp but would like to add another 350w kenwood(1 amp per sub) how can i do this

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  • jonnylaw Mar 31, 2008

    is there any way i can get a diagram of that hookup also will that give me a lot more power working two amps like that, bridged for both amps thanks again

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Can u show me a diagram to hook it up

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You can simply take the input and connect it in parallel to the input of the second amplifier. The output of one amp will go to one speaker, and the output of the other amp will go to the other speaker.

The inputs of amplifiers are "high impedance" so putting more than one in parallel won't put any strain on the radio circuit.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

  • Ray LeBlanc Mar 31, 2008

    The way that sound works, if you double the power, you only gain 3dB in volume. It will be noticable, but if it's kickin' good now, you might be reaching the point of diminishing returns.



    I'm not sure how to get a diagram to you through Fixya. Basically, whatever you did with the single amp, you're going to duplicate on the second amp. The only difference is that each speaker will be driven from its own amp (wired in bridged mono). If you need, I can try to put the instructions in writing. Let me know.

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