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I have a orion xtr 2150 and a hcca 10.4 what is the best way to wire this combo?

It gets really hot i put fans on the amp

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Hello. Quick answer...bad sub and amp combo due to fact that your sub needs a lot more power than this amp can produce (I'll explain later). But here is how you can do it: You can wire this dual 4 ohm sub in parallel or series. Parallel wiring would be to wire two the positive terminals on the sub to each other and wire two the negative terminals on the sub to each other. Thus wiring down the sub to 2 ohm. This what the amp would see. Series wiring would be to wire the positive and negative terminals on the same side of the sub to each other. Then wire the positive and negative terminals on the other side to the amp. Thus wiring the sub to 8 ohm. This what the amp would see. Illustrations can be found here: http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=42#results


Your sub specs are 1500 watts rms (how many watts your sub needs to operate efficiently or its minimum requirement. It has the a peak wattage at 3000 watts that it can accept in short duration. Your amp can only produce 300 to 600 watts at 2 or 4 ohm respectively. So you would be greatly under powering the sub which would produce a weak unfulfilled sound. You need an amp that produces a true 1200 to 1800 watts rms. There is a great selection out there.

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SOURCE: subwoofers

» sealed box volume: 0.7-1.80 cubic feet » ported box volume: 1.79 cubic feet Hope this helps:)

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SOURCE: orion hcca

The owner's manual states the ported box should be:

  • 4.00 cu ft.
  • Port diameter = 4"
  • Port length = 14"
It doesn't mention round vs. rectangular port. For more details, you may want to contact Orion.

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SOURCE: what are the orion xtr pro 12 subwoofer specs?

go to Orion's website.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 12 inch ORION HCCA dvc, 4ohm sub. My

Halving the impedance will draw twice the current. You could technically get a 3 Db more power since the peak voltage will remain the same. BUT if the magnet structure is not intended to use that cone design, the magnet difference MAY not give you 2 ohms.

In fact, if the designed magnetic flux were smaller, you could wind up with a 1 ohm speaker.

trying to get that much power is really kind of silly as even 50 watts with efficient speakers will exceed safe levels of sound that will not cause damage to your ears.

As you push an amp up in power, usually distortion will increase as well.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Specs for orion 12" hcca

* Sensitivity: 84 dB
* RMS Power Range : 2000 Watts
* Peak Power Handling: 4000 Watts
* Impedance: 2 Ohm
* Diameter: 12 Inch

Features

* 4" Copper Wound Voice Coil on an Aluminum Former, High temperature PAARC (Polyester Amide, Amide Resin Coated)
* Continuous power handling will be 1500W (under rated)
* Burp power in excess of 5000W
* X-Max estimated at 30mm (total travel 4" peak to peak)
* Field Replaceable Cone / Voice coil / Spider Assembly
* Dual Flat Conex Spiders with Loop/Stitched Tinsel Leads
* Tall, wide, balanced, Foam (high density expanded polyester foam) surround for linear controlled long excursion using a Tri-Radius symmetrical edge design optimized on non-linear FEA
* Enhanced voice coil cooling system (forced convection ? aluminum heat sinking ? shorting rings to reduce inductive heating)
* Dimensions (in) 11.9 x 10.7

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