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I'm wanting to get the most power from my amp for the sub. Its a 2ohm dvc. If you say series or parallel I'll be confused. Need exact explanation. Thank you.

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Series is a straight line and parallel is is a big x. come into the connection pos and neg from there hook that to the pos and neg on one side of the dvc.on the speaker take the pos to the open neg and the neg to the open pos

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The MTX Thunder 1501D is stable at 1ohm and outputs 1,500 watts RMS into that impedance. An L7 with 2ohm DVC's would present a 1ohm load if wired in parallel and would allow the amp to produce more power than into the 4ohm series load. The problem is that the L7's maximum power handling rating is only 1,000 watts RMS, so if you wire the coils in parallel, you'll very likely overdrive the sub and perhaps damage it. Now, if you bought another L7 and ran the voice coils in series and the subs in parallel, that would be a 2ohm load and well within their power handling capability.

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Hello matt225281.

Since the Tantrum only lists specifications into a 4ohm load, you need to make sure that the final impedance of your DVC sub is 4ohms or greater. So a sub with either 2ohm or 4ohm voice coils needs to have the coils wired in series with a jumper between the positive of one coil to the negative of the other and the remaining positive and negative to the amp speaker terminals. Paralleling the voice coils will result in a 1ohm or 2ohm load to the amp and it will overheat, go into protection or possibly fail completely.

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With a single 4ohm DVC sub there are only two possible wiring solutions, parallel the voice coils for a final 2ohm load or series the voice coils for an 8ohm load. In your case, you want to wire them in parallel, both positives and both negatives connected to the amp terminals.

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Take sub A and wire the positive terminal to the positive terminal of channel 1 on the amp. Wire the negative terminal of sub A to the negative terminal of channel 2 on the amp. For sub B, it's the opposite - positive terminal of sub B to the positive terminal of channel 2, and the negative to the negative terminal of channel 1. That's parallel wiring, and will produce the 2-ohm loading (and subsequent increase in output) that you're seeking.

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