I have just upgraded from two kenwood 12's w/ 200 rms, i now have two kicker cvr 2 ohm dvc, and now my subs have cut out and wont come back on and no fuses are blown, and the amps light is still on, im pretty sure ihave them hooked up right for my amp which is a kenwood kac-9152d, please need help thank you
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the sub is a dual voice coil, and depending on how you wire them, gives you different bass response as it drops the ohms in your amp. it can be wired for 2 ohms one way 4 ohms another way or 1 ohm depending on what ohm the coils are. to learn more about this got to rockford fosgate.com, click support, then click woofer wiring wizard, this will answer all your questions about dvc subs.
CVR series do not have large power handling capabilities. Your subs will melt before the amplifier is used to its full potential. If the subs arent in a ported enclosure - do that. They both handle 500w rms - so the pr1000 is perfect. bass response is all in the enclosure!
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if the amp has a 2 outputs then i would wire the two 4ohms together, and the 2ohm by itself. and if its a 4 channel output then wire them all sepretly, if its a 1 channel output then wire the two 4ohms together and leave the 2ohm sub out
This is a link to Kicker for your CVR12 Subs...if you have the 2 ohm version (2 ohms per voice coil) and you have 2 speakers ....you will need to wire EACH speakers voice coils in series to get 4 ohms from each speaker and then wire the 2 speakers in parallel.....as in....2 ohms in series with 2 ohms = 4 ohms....both speakers wired same way, then in Parallel with each other = 2 ohm load. Page 2 of this link gives examples of both series and parallel wiring of your speaker. http://www.kicker.com/sites/default/files/2006CompVX.pdf
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Hi firstof all your deck isnt really putting out 52 watts x4 more like 17-22w rmsx4 ,companies like to throw out some crazy numbers it seems. If your into Kenwood try out a KAC-8404 4-channel on the mids/highs that will put 50 w x4 rms at 4 ohms or if you wanna go a lil louder try the kenwood x600f that will throw 100w rms on each 6x9 at 4 ohms no problem. My system is very similar to yours but running 4 pioneer 5x7's in all the doors and powering it with the 8404 its loud and clean ,fan cooled and no problems at all. My subs are a pair of 15's soundstream t-4's powered by an Alphasonik pma2500a its throwing 800w rms on each sub running in stereo at 2 ohms.It can drown out the mids if i set it that way but my mids /highs cant take as much power as your kenwoods can or else id step up to the x600f too.
You need a stereo amp that can run 400amps continous, with an output of 4 ohms. These should not be too hard to find and they are getting smaller all of the time. Make a practice look on ebay. They give you pictures and you can check the dimentions first, so you know it can fit between your two deck lids.
How you wire it depends on how hard you want drive your amp. If your woofer runs 4ohm per coil I would wile it in series (amp +to sub +1 sub -1to sub +2 amp - to sub -2) then run it for a week and see if it has enough power. the lower your Impedance (the resistance load on the amp) the harder your amp works and more THD (noise) is produced. (Dclass amps aren't know for being clean to begin with) configured like this your amp will see 8ohms and sound the clean east. if this turns out to be not enough power wire it in parallel and double the output. wire amp + to sub +1 and +2 then amp - to sub -1 and -2.
A word to the wise... start with your volume very low and work up slowly most speakers will puk up the voice coil before the amp starts to get warmed up. you would hate to have to buy a new sub.