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NEED HELP GOT 4 S12L7 SUBS. I HAVE A ROCKFORD FOSQATE ( T20001BD ) AMP. HOW WOULD YOU WIRE THE SUBS TO GET THE BEST QUALITY? THE AMP. IS 2000W * 1 @ 1-OHM ( MONO AMP. )

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Wire them parallel and pray to god that amp dosnt explode. jkjk

it really depends on what the ohm ratings are for the voice coils you could wire two subs serial and the other two serial and then run both sets parallel.

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I have two 4ohm dual kicker compr 12s in a ported box, wired to a Rockford Fosgate 10001x BD amp at 1ohm,with 4 gauge ground and power wire. I'm also using 12 gauge speaker wire, and my HU is a JVC AVC-60...


If by "whiting" you mean "whistling" then yes, you probably have a ground issue and you are picking up alternator noise. Or you might have a very noisy alternator due to failing diodes, but the most likely scenario is a grounding issue. If you unplug the signal input to the amplifier is the noise still present? If so, the grounding issue is likely with the amp itself. If not, then the grounding issue could be with the head unit or quality of RCA cables between the HU and the amp. Do you have a crossover on the Rockford amp for the subs?

I'm also curious why you are running these subs at 1ohm. Are they dual voice coil subs and each voice coil is 4 ohms? If so, why not be a bit gentler on the amp and run the sub voice coils in series, then parallel the two subs to the amp to run 4 ohms? Running at 1 ohm is likely going to generate a lot of heat from that Rockford amp which will likely decrease its service life.

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Well i tried looking up that amp, but Fosgate sight is down. So assuming that the best power out of your amp is 2ohms off the bridged hookup, and the subs are 4 ohms per coil, the best way is to only use one side of each speaker and hook it straight the the bridge. Only using one hook up wont hurt anything, its just for giving you wiring options. And when adding up ohms of speakers, it goes like this. If you had two 4 ohm subs, that'll give you a 2 ohm load. If you hooked up all your hookups, it would be like having four 4 ohm subs, and would give you a 1 ohm load.

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Hello srolson,

When electronic components are brand new their tolerances will allow more variation. Once you get down to a 1 ohm load, the actual impedance may vary somewhat below what the amp is capable of handling. Maxxing anything out accelerates how quickly it degrades. When new the amp can deal with putting maximum power into a minimum load, but as the components heat up and wear with age, the tolerances change.

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Hello dreww1005,

If your alternator and battery are in good condition, you probably don't need a capacitor. At maximum output, the 801S will need to draw a little over 30 amps at 12.8V. The specifications call for 8-gauge power and ground wiring and a 40A primary fuse. The Vibe's electrical system should be able to handle it OK.

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Your Amplifier:
125W x 2 @ 4-Ohms RMS
250W x 2 @ 2-Ohms RMS
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Possible wiring configurations of (2) Dual 4 ohm voicecoil subwoofers are:

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That amplifier is not 1 ohm mono stable.

You need to put a 4 ohm load on the "bridged" terminals of the amplifier

Your best wiring configuration is going to be Series-parallel.

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4721108.jpg You can also get the same result (power) by having the subs wired in parallel independently. Put both + on one sub to one + on the amplifier and both - on one sub to the - of the same channel of the amplifier.
Repeat for channel 2.
This will be a 2 ohm stereo load.
You should only use this method if the subwoofers are in seperate enclosures... not one big cavity.

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