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CORRECT CONNECTION TO AMP BEING A FOUR TERMINAL SPEAKER

I wish to connect a pair of KICKER SOLO-BARIC subwoofers but as they are a four terminal speaker what is the correct way to connect these subs to a four channel amp?

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Hello i_starling,

The Kicker L7's come in either 2ohm or 4ohm dual voice coil (DVC) versions.

Whatever amp they are connected to, you need to know both the impedance of your L7's and the impedance of your amp. The L7's dual voice coils can be wired to provide a total of four different loads:

2ohm coils in parallel = 1ohm load
2ohm coils in series = 4ohm load
4ohm coils in parallel = 2ohm load
4ohm coils in series = 8ohm load

Your best connection would be the one that results in a final impedance load that is supported by the amp.

Hope this helps.


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