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I cannot find the right way to hook my TS-W304C Subwolfers up to a mono channel amp.

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What amp? the speaker wiring depends on the ohmage rating of the amp. if the amp is 2 ohm stable, then you can hook 2 TS-W304C's up to it, both positive leads from the speakers attached to the amp positive, and both negative speaker leads connected to amp negative. this is called parallel wiring, and it reduces the ohmage (resistance) down to 2 ohms. your speakers are 4 ohms, and 2x4 ohm speakers in parallel makes it equal 2 ohms. if your amp is only 4 ohm stable, then you will only be able to hook up one of your speakers to it.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

  • kjw2569 Mar 14, 2011

    I'm hooking it up to a 250 Wt mtx amp.. I have no idea how many ohms that is. You think I will just need to Parallel wire it still?

  • Matthew Spark
    Matthew Spark Mar 26, 2011

    i need the model number of the amp. it is likely 4 ohm stable (means you can only hook up 1 of the subs), but could possibly be 2 ohm stable.

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