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I have 2 dual voice coil subs and there are four connectors on one side of the sub 1 2 -1-2 how to determine wich ones go together

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    which is better

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It depends on whether you want to wire them in series or parallel

series-put a wire between one of the red and black and leave a pigtail put another wire between the other red and black and leave another pigtail use one for positive and the other for negative
parallel- put a wire between the two reds and leave a pigtail put a wire between the two blacks and leave a pigtail- use the blacks for your negative and the reds for your positive
1=positive(red)
2=negative(black)
if your amp has a 4 channel output don't wire the 1's and 2's together- .wire them in pairs of 1 + 2 to each of the amp outputs

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  • mark merle
    mark merle Apr 10, 2008

    they are for different applications none of which is better just different

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