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I have a P12DVC 12'' Inch Planet Audio Subwoofer and would like to read the online user manual. I need to know if series or parallel wiring is better, (kenwood 600watt amp) 2 channel, also how many cubic feet is best when building a sub box for this subwoofer. thanks

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