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2 12" dvc subs 2 ohm stable amp

I have 2 12" dvc subs that are 4 ohm and a 2500 watt mono amp that is 2 ohm stable. How do I wire them to 2 ohms

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+ on amp output to + on speaker #1 to + on speaker #2. - on amp output to - on speaker #1 to - on speaker #2. This is a parallel circuit....4 ohms in parallel with 4 ohms = 2 ohms. IF it were wired in series....would represent 8 ohm load.

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