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I have a pioneer tsw3004spl sub and have tried running it at 2 ohms and it sounded worse than at 4 ohms. sounded less powerful if anything. the amplifier i have is a vibe blackbox 4 monoblock that has 1x450watts at 4ohm or 1x900watts at 2 ohm. how woud i wire the sub to run at 2 ohms as im guessing i messed up somewhere

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SOURCE: Wiring diagram for Pioneer TS-W3004SPL subwoofers

a good resource for wiring and information on the web can be found at 12volt.com

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i hook it up

On the Sub you have 4 connectors, 2 for each voice coil... Run a jumper wire from One side of the sub to the other. Positive to negative so that now you have one set of connectors free. Doing this will make the sub able to handle more cause you're using both voice coils. Thats how i've always hooked mine up when i have duel voice coil and they always last a long time. If you're gonna bridge the amp, make sure its turned down for about 5 or 6 hours to let the sub break in.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: How do i wire two 15 inch subs to 2 ohms

Hello familia_gome,

Those MOFO-15's have dual 1ω voice coils. So the only way you can get 2 of them to present a 2ω load is to use 1 voice coil on each one with the two of them wired in series. Using both voice coils, you can get a 1/4ω load by wiring the voice coils in parallel and then wiring the subs themselves in parallel. You'll get a 1ω load with the voice coils in series and then parallel the subs. Or you'll get a 4ω load with both the voice coils and the subs in series.

Here's a link to Power Acoustik's PDF for the MOFO's. I recommend that you check out the wiring diagrams on page 3.

http://www.poweracoustik.com/SUPPORT/MANUALS/PA-MOFOWoofer.pdf

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: How do i wire two fifteen inch subs to 2 ohms

Hello familia_gome,

If you have 2 subs that are 2 ohms, the final impedance will be either 1 ohm if they are wired in parallel or 4 ohms if they are wired in series. You cannot get a final load of 2 ohms. Unless your amp is stable down to 1 ohm (many amps are not), your best solution would be to wire the subs in series, positive of one sub to the negative of the other sub, and the remaining positive and negative to the amp. Yes, this will result in a 4 ohm load and the amp power will be reduced. But it is better than destroying your amp with too low of a load, and the subs will work fine, just not as loud.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Ohm calculations; 4 and 8 ohm sub woofer?

+ output from amp to + input of 4 ohm to + input of 8 ohm AND - output from amp to - input of 4 ohm to - input of 8 ohm is a parallel circuit = 2.66 ohm impedance load for amp
+ output from amp to + on 4 ohm - on 4 ohm to + on 8 ohm - on 8 ohm to - of power amp is a series circuit = 12 ohm impedance load for amp. Clear as mud??
Clear as mud?

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