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I have an alpine type r how do i connect it i have all amp an everything hoked up but i dont know how to connect the sub since it has 2 red and 2 black

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On just the speaker itself, hook up a short wire going from red to red, then hook up another short wire going from black to black... Then put one wire in either black slot and one wire in either red slot to wire to your box.... That is the easiest way... But if you are interested in other methods I will post a link... How you wire will change the OHMS, so depending on what model sub you have and what amp you have, going to 1ohm may not be safe for your amp if your amp is NOT 1ohm stable.

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=22

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