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Car Speakers I have just wired in two amplifiers to my car a mutant amp and a vibe evo powered sub, spent about 3 hours wiring properly, i then wired the remote. Te speakers worked for about 3 minuted then died. i have been around the car checking all fuses. the power seems to be not getting to the amps. i had enough rli took me three days to get them to work in first place and then they died:( lost all patients

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  • cjr1990 Apr 07, 2009

    it took me half a day to fit mine and it worked for a few days now all it does is the protection light cums on and it does nt work at all

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Wire 2 sub 4ohm


I am assuming these are subs, you didnt say, but that is my guess. do you want bass, or do you want to take it easy on your amp? do you have a terminal cup on your sub box, or just wires going into the box to the speakers? take it easy route: wire positive from amp to positive of one speaker, negative of amp to negative of the other speaker, with a jumper wire connecting the negative of the first speaker, to the positive of the second.
more bass route: run seperate positive and negative wires to each speaker, making sure to maintain proper polarity.

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I have 2 amps instalkled in my car one is sony 1200w 2 channel amp for speakers and one is solid audio f2500d for 3 subs my sound and every thing was good but suddenly from yesterday im having trouble when...


First disconnect the CD head unit from the sub amp and see if the other amp works. If yes, the problem is the wires to the amp, the amp itself, or the subs/sub wiring. If no, the problem is the head unit--probably an internal short.
If the other amp works with the sub amp disconnected, reconnect the sub amp to the head unit, but disconnect the sub wires from the amp. Try the CD player. If the amp goes to protect with no speaker wires attached, the amp is bad. If the amp is OK, the problem is the subs or sub wires. Hook the wires up to the amp again, but disconnect them from the speakers. Try the player again. If the amp goes to protect, the problem is the amp wiring. If not, the problem is the subs. Check the impedance of each sub using an ohmmeter to determine which amp is out of spec.
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using these subs will limit you to a 4 oh load to the amp witch will only let the amp produce half of it's power. the lowest ohm load that amp can handle is 2 ohm and the next lowest you can wire the subs is 1 ohm and that will over heat the amp and destroy it. so to answer your question first wire each sub like this diagram shows...
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then once both subs are wired this way you wire both positives from each sub to the positive side of the amps speakers terminals and wire each subs neg. to the amps neg speakers terminal. the wire is series parrelle and will present a 4 ohm load witch will be the safest to run with your amp.

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Hi how do i wire up my vibe speakers to my vibe sub


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I have a 2channell FE-402 fusion amp,with a fusion sub,and a set of vibe k-series 69's that have a max power of 525 watts. I tryed wiring the sub with the speakers and the speakers sound fine but the sub...


Hello jackstephens,

It's an either/or situation. The FE-402 can be set up to drive normal speakers in stereo, OR drive a sub when both channels are bridged. When the LP filter is on, it benefits the sub at the expense of the normal speakers. And with the filter off, the subs get the full range of frequencies and try as best they can to reproduce them. You might try running it with the LP on, in stereo with the 6X9's paralleled to one channel (2ohm load), and the sub connected to the other channel (?ohm load).

But my recommendation would be to use the Fusion amp the drive the 6X9's and get a dedicated monoblock for the sub.

Hope this helps.

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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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Hello ronnieyannon,
A single 4 ohm speaker wired to each channel, like you have them wired, presents a 4 ohm load. And it appears that you have them connected properly. The 401s is only stable to 4 ohms when bridged, so if you were to parallel the 2 4 ohm subs in bridged mode, the load would be 2 ohms and the amp would most likely overheat and go into protection.

I'd wire them the way you have them wired.

Each channel of the amp outputs only 100 watts into 4 ohms. That is adequate for regular full-range speakers, component speakers, mid-range drivers, and even some small subs. But it is a little low on power for most subwoofer applications.

Hope this helps.

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