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I HAVE A 15' KICKER L7 2 OHM WITH A DIAMOND AUDIO 2 CHANNEL BUT AM ONLY USING 1. HOW DO I WIRE THE VOICE COILS

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Hi so you have to connect your minus point of your speaker to the positve channel 1 amplifier output, after you connect the positive channel 2 output amplifier to the first coil connection (no polarised) and the second coil connection to your positive point of your speaker, this solution if you can bridge your amplifier to one channel output.
if you can't bridge your amplifier, you have to connect your minus point of your speaker to the negative channel 1 amplifier output, after you connect the positive channel 1 output amplifier to the first coil connection (no polarised) and the second coil connection to your positive point of your speaker

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Your Kicker L7 Ohms may be too low for the MA Audio Mono block amp. The MA Audio Amp is probably 2 Ohm Stable. The kicker will either be 2 ohm or 4 ohm Dual voice coil.   To eliminate the low ohms as a possible threat to causing the map to go into Protect, Wire the kicker Voice Coils in Series.  This adds the ohms, so that you either have 4 or 8 ohms. 

I am using the following codes to show wiring. VC1+ stands for the Kicker  Subs Voice Coil #1 Postive post. AO+ is the MA audio Amp output positive.

 

AO+ to VC1+

VC1- to VC2+

VC2- to AO-

 

This shopuld give you 4 or 8 ohm depending on the 15" L7 setup.  Crutchfield does not carry the Kicker  L7 in 15" They do  have the L5 in 15".

 

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