OK here is what I have, and I cannot find my amp manual.
Kole Q2-480 amp
Amplifier Type Dual Channel
RMS Power at 4 Ohms 100 W x 2
RMS Power at 2 Ohms 125 W x 2
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 30000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 98 dB
THD at Rated RMS Power 0.02 %
Crossover / Equalizer
Bass Boost With Bass Boost
Low - Pass Frequency 30 Hz - 500 Hz
High - Pass Frequency 50 Hz - 500 Hz
MOSFET Circuitry Yes
3 Way Ready Yes
Audiobahn AW831T 8" sub
# 8" Natural Sound Subwoofer
# 30 oz. Strontium Magnet
# Power Handling: 200 watts R.M.S.
# Frequency Response: 30Hz - 1kHz
# Efficiency: 90.3 dB
# PHAT Foam Surround
# Non- Pressed, Non-Transfer Paper Cone
# KM3? Coated for Virtually No Cone Distortion
# 1.5? 4-Layer ASV Voice Coil
# Dual 4 Ohm
# 2 Ohm or 8 Ohm Operation
Empty MTX thunderform
Whats the best way to go about wiring this? The way I did it to test it out, was to bridge the amp, have the amp + wire to go the + terminal on one coil, the - amp lead to the other coils - terminal, then run a wire from the remaining + and - terminals on the sub. This sound right? Was pumping far less bass than I expected (and I wasnt expecting much) so want to make sure I am not doing this wrong.
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Re: How should I wire up this amp and sub
The amp's not actually a very good match for the sub, since the sub can be wired for 2 ohms or 8 ohms, and the amplifier is most efficient at 4 ohms in bridged mode. My advice would be to wire the amp in bridged mode, and wire the sub for an 8 ohm load. To do this, the amp's (+) wire should go to the (+) terminal on one of the sub's voice coils. Then run a wire from the (-) terminal on the OTHER voice coil to the (-) terminal on the amp. The remaining (+) and (-) terminals (on opposite voice coils) should be connected to each other with a wire.
Your original wiring setup had the amplifier connected to only one voice coil, while the other voice coil was shorted.
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Your PSW815 has 2 ohm dual voice coils allowing you to better match the impedance to your amp. Each voice coil is 2 ohms. If you wire them in parallel (both +'s together and both -'s together and then to the amp terminals), the sub presents a 1 ohm load which is too low for most amps. Wiring the voice coils in series (one + to the other - and the remaining + and - to the amp terminals) results in a 4 ohm load.
This link shows the wiring diagram for both options. If you know for sure that your amp is 1 ohm stable, use Wiring Option #1. If the amp is not 1 ohm stable, use Wiring Option #2.
Are you setting the bridge switch for both left and right or are you trying to run both subs off of one set of terminals? If you running the subs off one set of terminals you are effectively running the amp below 2ohms and thus the amp is not 2ohm stable and you will destroy it.
Some amps actually all ready run a bridged output for left/right operation, this could also be the reason why the protection circuit is kicking on.
Either way it's a component mismatch and you either need a stronger amp or different subwoofer setup.
Dual 4 ohm subwoofers can only be wired @ 1 ohm, 4 ohm or 8 ohm.
2 ohm mono load is not possible.
You will need to use (1) subwoofer to get the 1000W out of the amp.
Wire both positives on one sub to + on amplifier and both - on the same sub to - on amplifier to give the amplifier a 2 Ohm load.
Add a second amplifier, or buy an amplifier that is 1 ohm mono stable.
You can wire both to the amplifier at 4 ohms 600W, but they will share the power and only see 300W ea.
It is correct to connect the amp turn on wire to the amplifier remote. 5V is sufficient to turn most amplifiers on... It should be 12V optimally.
If the amplifier is not turning on with the ant. remote, the problem is with the amplifier.
ok this gets confusing sometimes. Ok first look to see what ohm your subs are. If you have a dual 4 ohm sub When you run that on sub + to + and - to - then that will make that sub 2 ohm. its different on ohm if the sub is say a 8 ohm then putting the wires that way will bring that sub to 4 ohm. Now lets say you have 2 subs that are dual 4 ohm and wire both of them + to + and - to - and go bridge the amp which would be both wires from sub both + together and both - wired bridge on the amp will make it a 1 ohm to the amp. Please post what ohm your subs are and i can tell you alittle more about it