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Iv wired up my subwoofer and it only kicks in when i turn it up very loud, its like it needs loads just to kick in could you help ???

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Make sure you have LOUD selected in yr audio menu

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Basically, it would be the amp that would dictate whether series or parallel. If the amp is rated at X watts @ 2 ohms, then the speakers could be wired in parallel. If however the amp is rated at so many watts in 4 ohms, then it would be safer to wire the speakers in series to achieve 8 ohms.

If two 4 ohms speakers are wired in parallel, the end result is a 2 ohm load. If the amp is rated at 4 ohms, and presented with a 2 ohms load, possibilities are:
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Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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