Can you hook up two subs to one ampnot knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofer you have makes it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. so my question is should i wire at 2o with 750w to the sub and keep the amp settings low or wire at 4o because the rms rating at 4o is closer between amp and sub?, two rockford fosgate r2sd2-12 subwoofers wired together like this would be a good match for that amplifier. if the amp is class ab, you multiply that number by ½, taking into account the amp's efficiency, and get the estimated rms wattage output., you can use y-cord adapters, like this one at the receiver, in order to send the two front outputs of your receiver to your front amp's four inputs and the rear two channels to the rear amp's four inputs. i'm not sure if the factory wires in the doors are sufficient for the new amp install. what would happen if two dual 4ohm subs were to be wired to a 2 ohm amp., among these wiring diagrams is this one, which may be relevant for your situation., if those specs are truly rms ratings, then your gear will work fine together wired this way. if you're into imaginative looks and style, square and triangular subwoofers might be for you. friend gave me 2 alpine type r 10" dvc 2ohm subs (2+2 ohms), he also gave me 2 alpine mrp350 amps (rated at 200wx1 @ 4ohms, or 350x1 at a 2 ohm load). i plan to run them both off of the kicker 42pxa2001 mini amp (just one amp). if you had wired yours with the subs and coils all in parallel, then the amp would have seen a 0. this diagram shows how each of your subs' voice coils should be wired together - change the 2s to ones and the 4 to a 2. would it be ok to mix the 2 different types of subs or would that push more power to the pioneer and not enough for the nvx. i have looked through a lot of sizes and dimensions and it seems that i am going to need slim subs to accommodate the slim depth in the box., some amplifiers can have two of their channels bridged together to combine their power for a stronger output. does that mean i need to find a mono amplifier with 2 ohm impedance and about 750-1000 watts?: no, you cannot bridge a mono amp because there is nothing to "bridge. question, ive seen your diagrams for 1ohm mono amp to 2 x 2 ohm subs which is connected the same way as 2ohm mono to 2 x 4ohm subs, my question is, does the sub and amp decides how it is going to work or what because the sub and amp which ive got is capable to work on 1 ohm amp and 2x2ohm subs? have a 4000 watt, 1ohm stable, 3000 watt rms at 1ohm monoblock amplifier. a jl jx1000/ 1d be too much power for 2 jl 10tw3 subs in a sealed box? for your set-up, that's exactly what you can do: wire one sub to each set of terminals., according to the information i can find, that amplifier is not stable at 2 ohms when bridged, which means the only safe way to connect those subs to it will be like this. it appears that in the diagram each sub is connected independently to its own channel, with two 4 ohm loads independently powering the two speakers. i don't know if i should get a two channel amp and power each sub individually or what., you could use each of those amplifiers to drive each one of your subs., that mtx amplifier is a mono, one-channel amp, and can't be "bridged., if you want to run that sub at one ohm, you set the jumper on it to the 1-ohm setting. amp and i was about to buy a kicker 43cwrt122 @ 2-ohm, but then saw that its a dvc sub., having extra headroom by using a more powerful amplifier is always good, allowing the amplifier to play cleaner, cooler, and with less strain. you could play it safe and wire it as a 4-ohm load at first so the amp will play 700 watts rms. with a 2000 watt power acoustic cpt mono app 4/2ohm stable class a/b amp., the two inputs on that amplifier take the left and right signals from your stereo and electronically combine them into one mono signal inside the amp. since the speakers seem only to be rated at 150 rms (and are old) and assuming that the mtx is 400 x 1 at 4 ohms (bridged), i'm thinking my best choice is to wire the voice coils in series and the speakers in parallel to get the 400 watts (at 4 ohm) on the mono channel of the mtx. i can tell you that two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a ½-ohm, a 2-ohm, or an 8-ohm final load.. just wondering what would be the best and safest way to hook them up to my planet audio bb2500..ive got one pioneer 305c sub and ive got kenwood 9501 amp. can also "stuff it" if you simply don't have room in your vehicle for the larger box your sub demands. or would it be a better pairing to purchase a second identical sub and wire in parallel to this amp? i know the amp is no good but is it possible for me to wire both subs and get a final impedance of 4ohm? ohms because my amp is not 1 ohm stable so i am not getting the full benefit from my sub ) will that work because of the slight difference of the actual ohms between the subs ., you still have not identified your gear by model numbers., like i told you before, two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a one-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 16-ohm load, and i don't think your amplifier can handle the one-ohm load. to hook up two 4 ohms subwoofers @ 2 ohms on a mono block amp., so, wiring question: i have a 2 channel amplifier bridged @ 4 ohms currently. i have two kicker comp r10 4ohm dvc subs with a impedance switch that can be set to 2 or 8ohms and a ct sounds t1000., i have single 12" pioneer subwoofer 308 dvc d4 (1400watt, 400 rms) and sal pro 900 2 channel amplifier which provides 1x900 w on 2 ohm, 1x600 w on 4ohm / 2x300 on 2 ohm, but i don't have any manual for the amplifier and can't find it on the internet, above the left + and right - of the channels it says 4 ohm sub, which way is the best to wire the sub and amplifier ohm and power wise? you can't bridge a one-channel amplifier because there's nothing to bridge., i have a rockford fosgate power t1000-1bdcp sub amp. so i have an alpine mrx m110 amp and i recently picked up 2 (12") lanzar maxp124d max pro dvc 1600watts 800rms. in other words, you can tell the bass is coming from a box in the trunk., you didn't identify the impedance of your sub, but if it's a dvc 4-ohm sub (most audiobahn subs are), you'd wire it to the subwoofer channel of that amp like this diagram.! that was very helpful you need a promotion for all the help you give to the speaker and sub community. will it be able to deliver 250watt to each coil even tho my amp don't support 1 ohm. basically i just want to know if its better to have an amp that matches the subs perfectly in power output or to have a bit of headroom. that amplifier is only stable for 2 ohms when unbridged, and you'd normally connect it to that sub, if it can take up to 340 watts rms, like this., you could certainly hook up that amp to those subs, wired like this diagram, but don't expect too much bass out of the subs., only if each of those subs has a power rating of at least 200 watts rms. for a powerful and economic solution, i suggest you check out the rockford fosgate prime r1200-1d amp., not knowing exactly what amplifier you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire it to your subs. also class of amp iam told can play a role in how it will sound so 300w might sound better than 1000 watts with a class a vs a class d. to know the best way to hook my dvc subs fosgate p3's to my 4 channel mtx thunder 304. can i fit it to my pioneer hu without an amplifier? have 2 jl 12w6ae which are 6ohms and a mono alpine 1100 watt rms amp what i'd the best way to wire these up and can you please send diagram with answer thanks. for your set-up, that's exactly what you can do: wire one sub to each set of terminals. you should not wire different impedance subwoofers together to the same amplifier because the lower impedance sub will get twice the power of the higher impedance sub, possibly under-powering one while over-powering the other. bought some speakers and amps from a buddy at work and i'm a little confused the best way to hook these up., a pioneer gm-d8601 amplifier wired like this will work well for those two kicker subs. i have a 18" hx2 dvc 4ohm and a 2-channel amp 2ohm bridgeable and was wondering how i would wire this setup to get the best out of it. just make sure you set the amp gain low enough so no distortion ever plays. as far as an amplifier's "effort" in powering different loads (ohms), i don't think it matters - it may put out more power and get warmer with a lower impedance load, but that doesn't necessarily make it any easier for it to drive a higher load. not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have, i can't tell you if their power ratings match or not. should i do 1ohm or get a more powerful amp. a dvc 4-ohm sub can only get wired as an 8-ohm or a 2-ohm load, and that amp isn't stable at 2 ohms when bridged. buck i'm new to this and just bought an audiobahn 2400 max mono amp 1200 wat rms and would like to run 212 inch dual voice coil subs i've heard that i need to run 2 dual 4 ohm subs that are 600 rms each wired to 1 ohm to give them 600 watts each is there anyway i can do to 4 ohm subs dual voice coil to give them each 1200 watts rms or is that not possible? and protection on n of i try difents ways to wire coils but only 4 homs final inpedance works its only 500 no good amp or how to wire this sub? unless you used an impedance meter, that measures in ohms, or an inductance meter, that measures henries, any measurement with a normal multimeter measuring dc resistance, also in ohms, is useless for identifying voice coils. i have a pioneer ts-w3003d4 600wattrms sub that has 96 dcbs of sensitivity and has a much tighter base then the nvx subs . if you have the dvc 4-ohm models, i recommend a mono subwoofer amplifier that can put out between 1200 and 2400 watts rms at one ohm, like a pioneer gm-d9601. i wouldn't think a 500-watt sub amp installed correctly would strain a vehicle's stock electrical system. if you want to wire one to each channel of your amp, wire them like this diagram. the good news is that you can wire those three subs to it like this. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. can i wire them in series to drop them to 8ohm at 250w at the amp? i have 2 (wdx122k db drive) dvc 4ohm 2000 watts subwoofers and was wondering what's the best amp i should use without straining my subs so they can last longer. and i'd be more confident in any advice i give you if i knew the brand names and model numbers of your gear. connect a single-pair speaker wire (12- to 16-gauge will do) to the positive and negative output terminals of the amplifier, and to the positive and negative input terminals of the sub., we don't have wiring diagrams for dvc 3-ohm subs, but you can use this diagram instead.: bridging combines two of an amplifier's channels into one channel, in order to get more power. cubic feet minimum each which will put me at just enough air space if i use polly fill with the box will it give me just enough extra to allow for the displacment of the subs?, saying an amplifier is 2-ohm stable means that it can safely power any load greater than or equal to 2 ohms..im afraid to hook it up without knowing its approximate rms,.. but for some reason my amp won't get power, my power wire is hot so i don't know the problem why it won't get power?, that driver is a midrange speaker designed for pa use, not for a car subwoofer - but it may work out sounding fine for you. have a 1 ohm stable amp and two 1 ohm stable dvc subs, would bridging a positive and negative on each sub and then running a positive wire from each sub to a distributor block forming 1 wire going to the amp and the same for the negatives still present a 1 ohm load? two dvc 4-ohm subs can get wired together as a 1-ohm , a 4-ohm, or a 16-ohm load so it's important to know which you've got, and maybe plan to rewire them to a more convenient configuration. i choose this amp because i can wires 4 ohm svc at 1ohm or 4 4ohm dvc at 2ohm. sometimes adjacent channels of a multi-channel amplifier can get "bridged" together to combine their power. in the diagram, the voice coils of each sub are wired together in series, and the three subs are wired together in parallel. assuming you have a 2-channel amp that when bridged can put out 500 watts rms at 4 ohms, and it's wired like the last diagram, each sub will receive 250 watts rms, which is their rating. the minimum impedance for the bridged (mono) output of a 2-channel amp is usually 4 ohms., if you're planning on driving a single dvc 4-ohm subwoofer with a 2-channel amplifier, then wiring it either way will have the same result. do you wire 4 dvc 4 ohm sub to get 1 ohm at the amp. can you suggest the proper hook up for this subwoofer it's a dvc 8 inch with 4 wires that appear to need to be hooked up any help would be appreciated thanks n god bless. i have a mono 2 ohm stable amp, and 2 dvc 4 ohm subs, can i still wire it to be a 2 ohm load? amp and 2 12" l7 solobarics 4ohm dvc and i wondering how to drop the speakers down to 2 or 1omhs to get more wattage thanks.
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Can you hook up a mono amp to two subs most 2-channel amps can't drive loads lower than 4 ohms when bridged. (this is the same as the amp putting out 450 to 900 watts rms when bridged to a 4-ohm load. the amp has 120w per channel @4ohms, 230w per channel @4ohms and bridged has 460w @4ohms. and how to i wire in parallel with my box being that the two subs are seperated by two terminals at the back with one set of postive and negative each? i am unsure on which type of subwoofer would be better for making a system with three subs., i'm not familiar with those products, but generally speaking, four svc 4-ohm subs can be wired to an amplifier that can handle a 1-ohm load like this. make sure you set the amp's gain so no distortion plays out the speaker. i have a 1000rms 4ohm dvc sub wired to a mono amp. if you're asking can you hook up a third dvc 4-ohm sub to your amp, the answer is yes, connected this way. if your amp can put out 1500 watts rms to two subs, each will get 750. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers, although in your case i may not be able to find info on gear available in south africa. i currently have a soundstream picasso amp (old school) running some jl audio components and full range speakers. i've forwarded your question to crutchfield's sales advisor team, and a member will get in touch with you by email to offer suggestions and help you choose the right amp for you and your subwoofer. buck, i'd like to know your thoughts/concerns on my setup before i install. buck, how would i go about wiring 3 15 inch subs and 4 10 inch subs? i have a 600 watt rms 4ohm svc sub and a mono block amp capable of 2-8ohm. do i need to know about impedance when wiring subs to an amplifier? if i wire them in parallel, would that give me 1 ohm per sub and would i need two amplifiers to make this happen safely? the amp is a kenwood kac-9106d and the sub is an alpine swr-12d. for all the help and patients i was asking you questions that you have answered in the "car amplifiers faq" which i only found now. however, if your amplifier is a peavey cs 4080hz, it's a pro amp that gets its power from your service mains (wall socket, in this country), not a car's electrical system. the box i'm building for this project is 3 cubic feet the 6 subs take . just be sure to keep the gain low or you could blow the sub. to: wire mono blocks & subs - dvc/svc - parallel/series. you can experiment with yours to find which design sounds best to you.) you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together., if your subwoofer is svc 4-ohms rated for 175 watts rms (never use peak numbers), it would best be powered by an amp that could give it from 150 to 350 watts rms at 4 ohms.. i have two 2ohms dvc speakers with a 1ohm capable 1000watt monoblock. and whatever amplifier you use will have no bearing on whether or not you need an epicenter. if you have two kicker cwrt121 subwoofers and a hifonics brx1200. the triangle-shaped woofers might be convenient if you're short on cargo space, since triangular boxes fit into places where standard boxes just can't go., i can't find any information about that sub, so i can't be sure what its power rating is and if that amp will damage it or not. however, the output of an amp doesn't create large amounts of current. have three amps one crescendo 3500d on my two subs and two4 channel crescendo s800/4 on mids and highs i cant get but one 4 ch amp to work because one 4 ch has 4 rcas and i tried to strap it to the outher one but all i get is crazy sound coming from the speakers then i tried to use rca splitters and that didn't work so could you help me with the rcas for 3 amps and what i need to do. those subs are rated for 150 watts rms each, 300 for the pair. if i were to buy a 1500w rms amplifier (capable of 2 ohm) and hook it up to two dvc 2 ohm subs would it put out 750w to each? you help by sending me a wiring diagram showing if possible everything at. thanks for your time and all your tips i appreciate it., that amp, capable of 1000 watts rms output, can easily blow that 500 watts rms rated subwoofer. sorry the subs are pioneer champion series dual voice coil 12's and the mmats d1100. if the amplifier is 1-channel, its 2 sets of speaker output terminals are wired together inside the amp, so two speaker wires to one sub will accomplish nothing. buck i have a 15 inch 1200w duel 4ohm voice coil sub and a response 2channel 500w monoblock amp what's the best way to hook it up as i don't know what ohms my amp is thanks. to wire two dual 4 ohm subwoofers to a 4 ohm final impedance | car audio 101. have a 1400 watt rms mono block amplifier, but only 2 ohm stable, not 1 ohm stable, and 2 dvc 1800 watt max 900 watt rms 4 ohm 10 inch subs, i have made a box that will fit the required air space of . were you able to find out that my amp is only stable to 4ohm! could you give me a diagram that would make this possible? can i run two american bass tnt 10" subs that are dvc 4 ohm 600 watt rms each on it bridged in parallel or would i be under powering them?, curious i have a 2 channel power amplifier that can power down to 2 ohms at 2,000 watts. what i have is two svc 12" 8 ohm rockford fosgate p1 series subwoofers, a gravity 2 channel 1100 watt bridgeable amplifier, a jvc stereo in a 2001 mustang. if you get a svc 4-ohm sub, for instance, you could wire it like this and get 500 watts rms out of it. each amp will be able to send up to 1200 watts rms to each sub, which is their exact rms rating. and if your sub is rated for 750 watts rms, you should not use an amp stronger than about 1000 watts rms at 2 ohms. 4-ohm dvc sub, mono amp: 2-ohm load diagram do the trick? this way, that amp will be able to send those subs 600 watts rms, 300 to each. your amplifier has two sets of output terminals, internally connected together, so you can have a convenient way to wire two subs to the amp in parallel..given the information i have provided, would it be possible to tell me how everything should be hooked up? what are pro and cons and do you have the wiring diagram for this type of application? a subwoofer's sensitivity is irrelevant to figuring out how it can get wired to an amp. have 2 audio bahn 12" aw121t subwoofers they only have one voice coil hook up but it has two negatives into positives on that single hook up does that mean it is a dvc sub. the peak power-handling of the subs won't help in this case.. it's more difficult for your ears to determine where low frequencies come from than highs), bass is often transmitted in mono., that amplifier has enough power for one of those subs but will struggle to power two. xm-gtx 1000 2 channel and dvc punch p3 2ohm how can i wire this and not hurt my amp? and i have two different amps one of them is a bazooka el1500 and the other is a kicker zx350. or you can get an amp or powered sub with speaker-level inputs and use the high-level signal directly. last question, if this would work do i wire each subwoofer negative on one voice coil to the positive on the other voice coil and vice versa; then positive on the voice coil to positive on the amp and negative on the voice coil and negative to the amp? but without knowing exactly what amp or sub you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. be delivered in a few days, is a 1200 rms amp that i'll wire both sub's, in series, to make into 4ohm, and then wire both subs in parallel to the bridged, 2 ohm 1200 watt rms. using an amplifier with a "bass boost" control can also help. (door speaker amp), and i'm looking at the rfk1d install kit for power and signal. secondly, the amplifier would send the 2-ohm speaker twice the amount of power as it would send to the 4-ohm speaker, possibly over-powering one speaker while under-powering the other. what type of amp should i use, and how should i wire them? to play right your subs will need an amplifier that can put out from 250 to 450 watts rms at 4 ohms. am looking to add some simple bass to the rear deck of my 2015 impala (generation 8 sedan) by removing the factory rear deck speakers and installing two kicker comprt 43cwrt671 subs as free air subs in their place. have a audio pipe txx ap12bl 1600w what kind of amp should be looking for? mono amps have two sets of speaker terminals for convenience of installation: if you are hooking up two subs to the amp and using large-gauge wire, it gives you a place to attach the wires without having to trim them, appearing as if each subwoofer gets its own terminal. most mono, 1-channel amplifiers have two sets of speaker output terminals that are wired together inside the amp. would that amp give each sub 300 watts or split the 300 watts rms and give them 150 watts rms? when you wire dual voice coils and multiple subs together, the resulting total impedance is not always simple to figure out or practical to use. the wiring scheme i showed you may work just fine, or the amp may overheat and go into protection mode. if your amp can't deliver its full power at that impedance, and you want to maximize your system's power, you could either get a different amp or a different sub. these are wired together internally and provide a handy way to parallel wire a couple of subs to the amp. v drive amp with 2 channels and i have two jlw0-v3 in a bass wedge box. buck, i have 2 12" memphis power reference dvc 4 ohm subs and a kicker dxa1000. any idea's about that or where you went to find out or how you know. dual 2 ohm mtx and a mono amp how to wire it at 2 ohms. i'm asking because my dad kept having issues with his alternator going out when he had his speaker system hooked up in his truck. the dvc 4-ohm model will work well with that amp as a 2-ohm load, but not as well as an 8-ohm load. experts help you pick the ideal gear for your needs. if you wired your subs as you describe the amp will probably start to overheat and then go into protection mode. if this is the case should i purchase 2 lower wattage subs to better match my amps output or should i get one of higher wattage sub that matches my amps output weather 2 or 4 ohms ,because anything below 2 ohms my amp kicks out after a few minutes . currently at 4 o the set up would be grossly underpowered (jx1000 rated @500 watts rms@ 4 o & jl power wedge rated at 1200rms) but is it possible to wire them parallel @2 o on the amp? i'm looking at getting 2 pioneer champion 10" (ts-w259d4) subs, and hooking them up to a 1000 watt 2-channel amp., first i googled the exact phrase you gave me: "rockville rxa-t1 1500 watt peak/750w rms 2 channel car stereo amplifier" where i found a link to rockville audio's site-page for their rxa-t1 amplifier. you'd do much better, however, getting a mono, 1-channel amplifier that was made to run subwoofers. assuming those subs are dual voice coil (dvc) 4-ohm subs you'd wire four of them to that amp like this diagram., that dvc 2-ohm sub can only be safely wired to that amp like this, achieving only 300 watts rms output, because the amp won't work with a 1-ohm load. am using "alpine pdx-m12" and "digital designs 9912, 4+4",I would like to run amplifier at 8o, is it possible without harming both products, would you recommend it? i don't intend to really push these subs to their limit even properly amp matched, i've upgraded my deck and door panel speakers (door panel speakers rms/max matches the new deck) and intend to balance the audio so the bass hits but doesn't overpower, i also don't intend on everyone for a quarter mile to hear my system., i can't recommend an amplifier i'm unfamiliar with which crutchfield doesn't carry. but at high volume and deep bass notes amp shuts off. i have a set of jl 12w3v3-2 subs the are svc 2ohm subs. not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. have a boss cxx27005 5 channel amp (600w-950w on the sub channel ) with a pioneer w3004d 600 watt duel 4 ohm voice coil. i'm somewhat new to all this and just want to find the best way to hook both of the subs up. first i will list my setup as accurately as possible for you., ct sounds makes two versions of that sub, a dvc 1-ohm model and a dvc 2-ohm model.
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Subwoofers FAQ while not totally inclusive, the following diagrams should be helpful in determining which wiring option will work best for you. parallel wiring, a method of connecting two subwoofers together that doubles the power handling and halves the total impedance, doesn't apply here., please elaborate on my kicker set-up as previously mentioned, do you have any concerns on the system or perhaps a better alternative to my existing gear as it has not been installed as yet,is there anything you would recommend as a suitable replacement? have a dual 3 ohm sub trying to hook it to a 2 channel 400 watt brigeable amp how do i wire it. if you want to add a second subwoofer to your home theater system, use the second subwoofer output if your receiver has one or employ a y-cord to feed signal to the second sub. as you note, for mono amps with two sets of output terminals if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. the amp would only be able to supply 50% of what the subs need to sound good. wired like the last diagram i showed you, it'll send your subs 800 watts rms, which matches their top rms rating exactly. you can wire your subs to that 2-channel boss amp the way you've indicated in the link, or use the mtx amp wired like this. i just purchased a new receiver so i can install a sub but i am a little apprehensive about installing such an old amp. to brige 2 subwoofer to work on a single channel amp for beginners - lambo4real. almost all full-range car speakers have a 4-ohm impedance, you can't change that, so you hook each up to its own amp channel. does that mean the sub will be playing at 2ohm and in order to fully power the sub i would need an amplifier of 1000watts rms at 2ohms? if that last term confuses you, please reread my first comment to you from may 14th. channel amplifier blaupunkt gta 470 sf (2 ohm stable) , if 2 channel are bridged (200rms) to a single 2 ohm sub (infinity reference 1220se , 2 ohm) (300rms) and remaining 2 channels bridged to two-4 ohms each 6x9 full range speakers in parallel (this will give 2 ohm (100 rms each) load on this bridged channel of amlpifier). do not wire your subs to 2 ohms and connect them to those two terminals - it would result in the amp trying to push a 1-ohm load and it'll overheat and shut down. a good example of an amp that'll fit that bill is a pioneer gm-d9601, wired to those subs like this. you'll be able to push your subwoofers with the mono amp's maximum power, without running at a dangerous impedance. i know wiring them up parallel with only one coil on the polk audio produces 1 ohm and my amp is 2 ohm stable i was thing of wiring the 2 mtx parallel and the polk in series to produce 4 ohms? in fact, it is not a good idea to ever wire different impedance subs together - the lower impedance sub will get twice the power of the higher impedance sub, possibly under-powering one while over-powering the other. if something blew up you'd be angry at me for giving bad advice. i have 2 dvc 2 ohm how can i wire them to a mono amp 1 ohm stable? i assume you have the sub installed in an appropriate enclosure - subwoofers don't work very well at all without them..i backtracked thru everything i'd done, and realized i grounded the amp in a bad spot. if you measured your subwoofer's voice coils with an ohm-meter, you did not measure its impedance, you measured its dc resistance., without knowing your gear's makes and models to verify those specs, i can't tell for sure, but if you really have two dvc 4-ohm subs each rated for 600 watts rms and a mono amplifier that can put out 1200 watts rms to a 1-ohm load, then you can wire it all together like this., that amp will work fine with that sub, wired together like this. family member was upgrading their car system and was getting rid of two subs and just gave me their "old" 2, 12", 4ohm, dvc , 1200 watt rms 2400 est. then you can make sure that the rms power handling is in line., it would be better if you had identified your gear by make and model number, so i could give accurate advice., the way to connect two dvc 2-ohm subs to a 2-channel amplifier is like this. she gave me a rockville rxa-t1 1500 watt peak/750w rms 2 channel car stereo amplifier, a db drive k5 15d4v2 okur k5v2 series subwoofer 15" 1500-watt, and a rockville rsv15 single 15" 2..iv'e obtained an amp, called a cadence ultradrive z1200, 2 ch@ 2ohm, and 4 ohm bridged, now i can find a thousand different people who think they know what i have, but my own research only found that there's the exact same model(numbers and all) amp, but its a monoblock. to wire two dual 4 ohm subwoofers to a 1 ohm final impedance | car audio 101., according to its specifications, that amp will put out 750 watts rms through a 1-ohm load, which will be fine for those subs., i've forwarded your questions to crutchfield's sales advisor team, and a member will get in touch with you by email to offer suggestions and help you choose the right amplifier for you and your subwoofers. there a way to wire the subs so that they put out a 2ohm or 4 ohm., bridging refers to adjacent amplifier channels that get combined to drive a speaker or sub with double the power of a single channel. without knowing whether you have a dvc 2-ohm or a dvc 4-ohm model, i can't offer safe wiring advice.: be sure to maintain proper polarity to prevent damage to your amplifier/subwoofer system., two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a one-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 16-ohm load. i would like to know what is the best amp for performance and sq?, you haven't identified those subwoofers enough for me to be absolutely sure, but if they can each take up to 2500 watts rms, you can wire them to that amplifier using this wiring diagram. or can you run 2 dvc 2ohms subs with the 4dvc sub? my questions are; 1- if i'm not pushing these subs to their limits is my current amps 2ohm ratings (2300rms to my subs 1200rms) going to damage them no matter?, if i understand your question, you're asking how to connect two dvc 1-ohm subs to the subwoofer channel of a 5-channel amp., if i understand you correctly, you have four svc 4-ohm subs and two 2-channel amplifiers. if you've purchased an enclosure which is internally wired in an unknown configuration, you should open it up and verify all the connections before wiring the sub to an amplifier., set the switches to 4 ohms and wire your gear together like this diagram. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. have a 2 10" jl audio subs mounted in original box they are 4 ohm but have been wires for 2 ohm operation i also have 2 10" 4ohm kickers each in seperate boxes all 4 are svc im trying to find a way to wire all four to a mono amp at 2 ohm if u can help out i would appreciate it greatly. you'd do better with a mono subwoofer amplifier that can put out between 600 and 1200 watts rms at 2 ohms, and wire it like this. they had been previously hooked up to an older two-channel amp (not in bridged mode), which has since broken. like to seek your advise with regards to sub and amp. the soundstorm ev5000d claims to be stable for a 1-ohm load, but quotes no rms power ratings for it - which is suspicious, the amp may not work with a 1-ohm load. if your amplifier can't drive a 1-ohm load, or doesn't have enough wattage at 4-ohms to drive four subs, you'll have to use a second amp in order to drive all your subs. and if you like the way it sounds, you should let the folks at kicker know about it. if they can handle more power, then a new amp may be all you need to hear that bass outside the vehicle. more specifically, if i ran the + and - to each side of the box and still bridged the second connection on the subwoofers, it would be the same two ohm load?'m setting up an alpine 10' x series sub that's 4 ohms with a mono alpine mrx-m110. how can i wire my sub's to get a 1 omh load at amp? just be sure to set the amp gain so no distortion ever plays., kicker solo-baric l7 15" subs come in dvc (dual voice coil) 2-ohm and dvc 4-ohm models. if you have the 2-om version you can wire it as a 1-ohm load like this..i can only wire the one sub to one amp at a rating of 2 ohms, not 4, which the amp would then run rms of 2300w and max at 3500w (according to the manufacturers info sheet). i think that if you want to add that sub to your system, you should get a separate amp to run it. not knowing exactly which you have makes it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. or if there is an amp that can deliver 1200w at 4ohms? seeing as those subs are each rated for 400 watts rms, that's a good match. i have two 12inch 4ohm subs rated at 600w rms each. seeing as 4ohm in 12's seems to be very common and cheaper than 2ohm subs. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify the gear by model numbers as well as brand names. however, the fact your amp cuts in and out tells me that either it really can't handle a 1-ohm load, or it's defective., certain mono amplifiers can get "strapped" or bridged together in a pair, doubling the output power. series wiring is realized by connecting the positive (+) speaker terminal of the amplifier to the (+) terminal of speaker a, the negative (-) speaker terminal of speaker a to the (+) speaker terminal of speaker b, the (-) speaker terminal of speaker b to the (-) negative terminal of the amplifier. you’ll have to measure the clearances in your vehicle to tell for sure, but you’ll probably find quite a few truck- and wedge-style enclosures that’ll fit., you seem to be lost in a pile of specifications and misinformation., i have 4 kicker 40cwrt671, 2 are currently installed to stock monsoon amp and sound great but i'm going to replace my single 12" sub and i'm hoping to get good enough bass. you can go ahead and use your sub in your car, but please be sure to secure it so it won't become a deadly flying hazard in the event of an accident. is there any way i can run both amps from the one output without losing signal integrity? i need to know, you can connect a pair of speakers 6x9 sony xs-fb6930 4 ohms 60 rms in brigde in auto kenwood 4 channels (45x4, real 22x4) a speaker in bridge mode on the front channels and the other 6x9 channels back ? have a mrv-m500 mono power amplifier and a 12" dual voice coil 4 ohm subwoofer. for instance, 1000 watts pushed through a 4-ohm speaker results in a 15-amp current flow, which thin wires can handle with little resistance. mono amplifiers are designed to run at 2 ohms; some are even 1-ohm stable. i made my order before i got a reply and went ahead and bought a ported box along with 2 4ohm dvc nvx nsw124v subs with a rms of 200-350 watts each wired at 4 ohms to the amp which has 600 watt rms at 4 ohms ., two dvc 2-ohm subs get wired to a 4-channel amp like this..i have 2 12 arc audio 4-ohm 700 w max 350 rms dvc sub and an almani amp ha 1500d class d technology digital amplifier., if you have a single voice coil 4-ohm sub you could wire it to your 2-channel amp like this diagram, but without knowing the sub's rms rating there's no way of knowing whether it'll work with that amp or blow up. mono amp is 1100 watts rms @ 2 ohms and i have a wiring diagram for 4- 4ohm dvc subs in a parallel/series to a 2 ohm connection to the amp. i use a mono amplifier or a multichannel amplifier to power my subs? are the subs that have the selectable impedance switch on the back of the woofer for either 2 ohm or 4 ohm., if you only wire half of a sub's voice coils, you split its power-handling ability in half, threatening to burn the sub out, and increase its distortion, because the sub has to push around the dead weight of the disconnected coils., two single voice coil (svc) 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 2-ohm or an 8-ohm load. my question is the alpine amp which i am using is a mono amp., you'll get the best bang for your buck with the dvc 2-ohm models, wired together like this. should i be able to use this amp or something bigger. the amp is rated at 420w at 2 ohm while the sub is rated for 400w rms. only identical amplifiers with that select feature can do this - very few amplifiers have this ability. for instructions on how to wire that scenario, visit this article, select "two subwoofers" and then "2 svc 2-ohm mono low imp. very rarely can bridged amp channels handle loads as low as 2 ohms. with about 600w rms from each sub i would need atleast 900w rms from my amp to be within the 75% amp power rating. my box is for two 12s and has a mounting depth of 6-1/4". for immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat. what is a good amp for my subs to run at peak performance. it sounds like you should wire your system together like this. amplifiers also have limitations on your final impedance, so the subwoofers and amplifier must have the same final impedance to be connected. or is there another wiring setup that would allow me to use both of the subs wired together to present a stable 1 ohm load to the amp?
Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams | Sonic Electronix, i am new to wiring subs and would appreciate your expertise. the best you can do with your gear is to wire each voice coil to a separate channel of the amp. your two dvc 4-ohm subs can get wired together to form a 1-ohm load like this. each sub will be under-powered, but you should be alright as long as you don't send them distorted clipped signals trying to get too much bass out of them. if you have the svc 4-ohm models, i recommend a mono subwoofer amplifier that can put out between 1200 and 2400 watts rms at two ohms, like a kicker cxa1200. have a kicker compvr10 2ohm dual voice coil, im trying to know how to connect to a amplifier at 2ohm. the reason they don't list those specs is the amp can't do those things. are the benefits of hooking up 2 subwoofers to a mono amplifier? amps not near strong enough would you recommend a stronger amp or 3amps strapped. give us a call, and an advisor can talk through your bass needs to find the right sub for your vehicle. i don't know how your 2-channel amp could handle that., if you're talking about adding a subwoofer, then you will need a separate amplifier to power it. i have 2 dvc 4ohm subs and a 1omh stable mono amp but my amp has two terminals unlike your diagrams. i wanted to hook that up to 1 older jl audio (8w0-12) sub which is 8 ohms and about 125 rms and 1 kicker cs6934 which is 4 ohms and 150 rms. the second set is there for convenience and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half., if your amplifier can truly deliver 1200 watts rms to a one-ohm load, then you could wire two dvc 4-ohm subs to it like this, and each sub would receive 600 watts rms. i'm not at all confident, however, that that amplifier will be able to produce its claimed output power - more like 350 watts rms x 1 bridged into 4-ohms, in my opinion. do you have any idea what the problem could be? most subs are rated at 4 ohms, but 2-ohm, 8-ohm, and dual voice coil subwoofers have become commonplace, so it's easy to find speakers that will bring out the best in the amp you've chosen. have a kenwood mono amp that has 500 rms x 1 at 2 ohms and 300 rms x 1 at 4 ohms! depending on how much stuffing you use, you can actually vary perceived box volume by as much as 30%., if the power ratings match, you would wire that gear together like this diagram. would like to connect 4 dual subs with one peavey 4080 is it possible. you need to re-set the amplifier's gain, with the bass control at the highest setting you use, so no distortion can ever play. give us a call if you're interested in a better match -- an advisor will be happy to help..25 deep, will the port change if i have two subs sharing the same airspace? for your set-up, that's exactly what you can do: wire one sub, with the voice coils wired together as in the diagram, to each set of terminals. in your case, you can do it that way or like the diagram. the amp is about 15 years old but hasn't been used for about 13 years. it be a bad idea to bridge a 4 channel amplifier (alpine mrv-f300) to 1 jlaudio sub and 1 kicker 6x9?, i see no indication that that amplifier will work driving 2-ohm loads. i can't even tell you whether it's a 2-channel or a 1-channel amplifier, so i cannot give you advice on how to wire your gear together., the only way to know for sure how your subs are wired is to open the box and look., usually, a 2-channel amplifier won't work very well with a single dvc 4-ohm sub. what load will be given by reference 1220 se (2 ohm) on this ampilfier in bridged mode or in single mode.. i know the amp is not greatest but i would just like to know if it's a good idea and how do i wire them., is the age of an amp something to be worried about? what would happen if a 2ohm stable amp were given a 1ohm or 4 ohm load? if you're asking how to wire an enclosure's terminal cup, i'm afraid you'll have to figure out where in the wiring chain that goes for yourself or get a professional installer to do that for you. on apr 12, 2010i'm pretty sure my subs were still running at 2 ohms but they were hooked up the wrong way . amps that work with loads as low as 2 ohms per channel usually can safely drive loads only as low as 4 ohms when bridged. amplifier, there is no reason they won't work together, especially wired as i showed you in the link provided. know you said you're unfamilier with my gear but what is your educated advice or guess as to possiblely getting a safe 4ohm load instead of 8ohm with my amp and speaker! got an infinity 10 inch dvc and a lanzar vct 2100 amp, are these a good match in bridged mode? where the port aims in your car, however, can make a big difference. i recently asked about wiring two dvc 4 ohm subs , one with a sealed enclosure and one with a ported box . home system power amplifiers can't drive loads lower than 4 ohms, nor supply enough wattage to drive a car subwoofer. amplifiers put out different wattages when connected to different loads (ohms). have a jm360 amp spec'd at 90watts rms per channel x4 channels, (360w total) driven continuous into a 2 ohm load @ 14. wondering what size amp i should get, had a 3500 watt one but it gave out., if by "a set" you mean two, then two svc 2-ohm subs get wired to an amp like that like this. one point for every dollar you spend and use those points to save on future purchases. if you stay within that range, your sub will perform as envisioned by its designer. how do i wire these to a amp that's 2 ohm stable. hopefully you can correct me, so i can get an accurate understanding. mono here refers to a single channel (as opposed to stereo, or two channels), not one speaker. and tyler, if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. i want to amplify the entire system as i don't understand just thumping bass., i'm not familiar with that subwoofer, the models available in the usa come as dvc 1-ohm or dvc ½-ohm, not dvc 4-ohms, but what's available in your country may be different. those subs can take an amp twice as powerful, if you want. for your subs, you'd ignore the jumpers between voice coils in each diagram and use the switches as described., those subs are dual voice coil (dvc) 4-ohm subs, which means they each have two 4-ohm voice coils. i doubt you can find a replacement or repair costing less than a new compact powered subwoofer would, though. however, you should know that a subwoofer driven by a high-passed amplifier channel will not play bass, but only the notes above the high-pass filter's setting. i recommend running your four speakers with that 4-channel amp, and getting a separate mono amp for your subwoofer. the amplifier you mention will work with the dvc 2-ohm model wired as a 4-ohm load, for instance, but not when wired as a 1-ohm load., i've never heard of strapping three amps together, or whether that's even possible. amp which is a 750 w at 2o and 350w at 4o and original planed to power two mb quarts rwm254 10s dvc 350w rms 4o for my truck because of space i can only run one. three single voice coil (svc) 4-ohm subs, which those subs are, can only get wired together to form a 12-ohm or a 1. you can still get expert crutchfield tech support - 90 days-worth for only . can i wire both subs to both amps in parallel to get 300 watts at 2 ohm for each one? i have 2 quad voice coil 4 ohm subs im about to have 4 quad how do you wire two quad subs and 4 quad subs together. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. two single voice coil (svc) 2-ohm subs can get wired together to form a 4-ohm or a 1-ohm load. i have one lying around don't want to buy a new amplifier. or you could use ones like this at the amplifier. i've forwarded your question to crutchfield's sales advisor team, and a member will get in touch with you by email to offer suggestions. earthquake 10" subs are like a piece and they get great reviews., it would not be good to bridge that amplifier to a 2-ohm load - it will overheat and then shut down in protect mode. if you were referring to wiring two speakers together - that won't get you any more output as the two speakers would split whatever power an amp channel, bridged or unbridged, would send them." if your subs are dual voice coil, then they will be under-powered with the amplifier you describe. would be the best way to connect the 2 subs to the amp ?, two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together as an 8-ohm, a ½-ohm, or a 2-ohm load., having headroom is always good, for just the reasons you mention. running the amp at 2 ohms would have what effects on heat or long term reliability, if any?, i'm unfamiliar with that amplifier, but it'll probably work with those subs., in order to know if an amplifier will work with a subwoofer, you have to know the sub's coil configuration, impedance, and rms power rating. your system needs one full-range amplifier channel for each speaker. mono block amp what is the best way to hook up. your second option isn't really viable because those two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 1-ohm, a 4-ohm, or a 16-ohm load, and at 1-ohm that amp may over-power them. the best way to hook your gear up together is like this. our writers constantly research the latest products, technologies, and industry trends, so that we can bring you the most helpful information possible., i don't know what's available in your area, but you should look for an amplifier that can put out about 1200 watts rms at 2 ohms. but not all amplifiers can drive low impedance systems safely., not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together.: impedance is the amount of electrical resistance a sub puts up against an amplifier's output. if you're powering your vehicle's speakers with your receiver, you'll need less power for your subs. it has two alpine 10-inch subs (sws-10d4) that i think are wired together as in this diagram. recently purchased a dvc 10" subwoofer at 2ohm(power acoustik gw3-10) and a mono channel amp(boss r1100m)., without knowing the rms output rating of your amplifier i can't be absolutely sure, but you'll probably be okay wiring your gear together like this diagram. at high volume the amps goes into protection mode and shuts off. to hook up two 4 ohms subwoofers @ 2 ohms on a mono block amp. if you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert crutchfield tech support - 90 days-worth for only . i used to have this amp when i was a kid and you heard my system from a mile away on two 12" subs. and big ones like two rockford fosgate t2500-1bdcp 2500-watt amps. plus, it gives you the option of just replacing the amp with a larger one in the future if you want more bass., three dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 24-ohm, a 6-ohm, a 0.
How to Parallel Wire 2 Subwoofers onto a Mono Amp or One Channel!those should be the model numbers if you need to look it up. not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together.: the benefits of hooking up two subs to a mono amplifier are the same as hooking up any other number of subs to a mono amp: you can push the subs with more power at lower impedances. i have 1 targa dvc subwoofer 8" 250 watts, 2 targa 3 way speaker 150watts and x12 amplifier mrv-f805, 1 tweeter konzert 150watts. my question to you is can i hook that up to this amplifier and if so how should i hook it up to get the best sound? don't expect much bass from this setup, however - most 2-channel amps don't have enough power to drive two subs, much less four. i was going to wire them ( 3) down to 1ohm so i can get the most power from the amp and the most out of the subs., you could probably hook that gear up together like this (changing a 4-ohm sub to your 12-ohm sub), but it may not sound like you expect. does wiring into series make it safe for my amp or will it still overhead due to the 2ohm voice coils? if your amp's power wire gets hot and the amp doesn't power up, then something is dangerously wrong. can i connect 2 sub for dual 4 ohm(4+4) 190w rms to jvc amplifier? you do have to set the amplifier's input gain properly in order to prevent future blowouts. what is the best way to completely install these subs with this amp? just set the amp gain so no distortion ever plays and your system will play safely for a long time. most amplifiers will put out half as much power at 8 ohms as they would at 4 ohms, although not all amps behave this way. we recommend that an amp provide between 75% and 150% of a sub's rating, but you should be alright with that combination as long as you don't play a lot of distorted bass., it sounds like your amplifier is being so over-driven it's going into protection mode to save your subwoofer from destruction. wattage is also a must if you want to hear those lowest bass notes. and i know of only one or two 2-channel amplifiers that could handle a couple of dvc subs as well as countless numbers of mono amps could, which are all designed to play bass. in your case, it'll probably be best to follow one of the diagrams and use one of the terminal sets only. mono subwoofer amps, like the kenwood kac-5001ps, are stable down to 2 ohms, allowing you to hook up two 4-ohm subs in parallel. my next question is will this setup be safe for the amp and the subs? have not purchased anything yet, but im looking at getting 2 sundown audio ev2 12 inch 500w dvc 2 ohm subs as well as a kenwood kac-9106d 1000w @ 2 ohms amp. that i am going to connect to 4 skar audio 8 inch subs the are 600 watts 400 rms 4 ohm what is the best way to connect my subs to my amplifier i would appreciate the help can you send me a diagram if you can. can i hook my 2 svc subs into this amp [link to kenwood kac-9106d]. is there a way i can wire all this into this amplifier? to connect a mono amp 500 rms @ 4 ohms x 1, to one dual 4 ohms voice coil sub. have an alpine mrv-500 amp and want to hook up one alpine 8 inch type r sub.^ ^ i had a friend tell me to hook it up like this. you might benefit by re-wiring the system like this, increasing the total impedance to 4-ohms, which the amp can handle better. the only way to safely wire that equipment together is to wire a single sub to each amp channel. a 2 channel bridged amp will produce exactly the same amount of power into 4 ohms than an equivalent mono amp of the same power will into 4 ohms. then from the outside of the box to the amp thanks., if your subs are the svc 4-ohm models rated for 150 watts rms each, they would work well with an amp that could put out between 225 and 450 watts rms into 2 ohms, like a kicker 43dxa250. however, i can't find any lanzar optidrive 15" subwoofer with that spec - just dvc-2-ohm models - but maybe you have an older model. should that be on power cable or can i series to in signal also since that triggers the on amp internally. if i use a 500 watt mono amp it shows a 4ohm load at the amp according to your chart. im not sure if you are familiar with sundown audio but they perform best at the well above their respective rms ratings.) wired together to a mono 1-channel amp they can form a one-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 16-ohm load. am trying to help my son install the new amp and sub that he recently purchased. the amp and cap have their own grounds, power wires are 4gauge . from a power standpoint it would seem that a 2 channel amp would be best, but it may run hotter depending on what class amp is being used., you'll want four 4-ohm dvc subs rated between 183 and 366 watts rms. if you did this, though, you need to be extremely careful to keep all the polarities consistent and feed the exact same signal to all channels. or do i need to buy a single channel amp with 500watts at 4ohms to power an 8ohm speaker? just make sure you set the amp gain so no distortion ever plays. cuft per sub sealed minus displacement for them, could you please show me how to wire these to work in 2 ohm stable (from what i understand, this is impossible), or 4 ohm stable for this set up, thank you very much for your help in advance. a better match for that amplifier would be the kicker 40cwd124 wired like this, where the amp can put out 300 watts rms to the 300-watt rated sub. amp is like 2channel mono but the channel is a bit confusing coz is - - ++ i dont know how to wiring it. to run two speakers, you need to connect one speaker to the front left channel and one speaker to the front right channel and leave the rear channels of the receiver disconnected. two ohm stable amp that will power two 4 ohm dvc subwoofers., two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form an 8-ohm, a one-half-ohm, or a 2-ohm load., that amplifier is twice as powerful as that sub's power rating, so there's a risk you could blow the sub by over-powering it. check out the pioneer gm-d9601, if you have room for three amps in your installation. my question is this: can i use this diagram:[edit: link to 2dvc_2-ohm_mono diagram]., if that amp can actually put out 1000 watts rms at 1 ohm, then you could set the subs' switches to 2 ohms and wire it all like this. both subs are wired to its own terminal (separately) is this the best set-up? no distortion what so ever, i'm just worried about under powering the subs i'm thinking about getting., if you hook that gear up as you describe, the amp will either go into protection mode or burn out trying to drive a load lower than it was designed for. the amp puts out 600 watts at 4ohms and 950 watts at 2ohms ., if your amplifier can actually put out 1000 watts rms to those two subs wired as a 4-ohm load, then each sub would get 500 watts rms, half the amp's total power. there are so many factors that come in to play — power, enclosure type and size, as well as your specific vehicle and your individual perception. if 400 watts rms total power isn't loud enough for you, there are a couple of ways to go. i'm not partial to the kicker brand by any means, i've considered dc, fi, ct sounds, and a few others but am having difficulty finding tens that are decent quality, reputable, and have a mounting depth less than 5 3/4" oh and will handle the wattage that the mono will supply. if you bought your gear at crutchfield, you could call tech support for free help troubleshooting your system., three svc 4-ohm subs can get wired together this way to form a 1. most 2- and 4-channel amplifiers can be bridged so they can conveniently be used in a variety of situations and systems. an amplifier will react differently to different loads - an amp that can put out 100 watts rms through a 4-ohm load will often be able to put out twice that, 200 watts rms, through a 2-ohm load.: do i need an aftermarket stereo to hook up my amp and sub? i just splice in to inputs as a bridge at the amp inputs ,? the only safe way to connect four svc 4-ohm subs to it is like this. we need to know their rms power specs as well as the subs' coil configurations. amp's rms output can even exceed the woofer's maximum rms rating, provided you keep an ear on the sound quality — when the bass starts to distort or "break up," you've reached the performance limit of your amp/speaker combination. normally, i'd say to wire each sub to a separate amp channel, but without knowing exactly what amplifier you have, i can't even recommend that. class d mono amps with 4 kicker solo barics 4 ohm 10" subs, i need help with wiring, what would you suggest? your enclosure with the right amount of polyester fiber can make your box behave like it's larger than it really is. a better solution would be to get a larger amplifier for that sub.'m pretty sure my subs were still running at 2 ohms but they were hooked up the wrong way . secondly, assuming it's a good compatibility what would be the best wiring scheme to get the most out of my subs?, that'll work and you can use this article to help you correctly wire the pair., check out how to make the bass in your car sound its best. both subs are wired separately and connected where they both enter the negative and positive terminals on my amp. the best way to have a question answered about your system is to identify both your amp and sub by brand names and model numbers. and a hifonics brutus brx2000d i'm jus gonna hook up one now how do i wire it to be a 1 or 2 ohm load. i'm curious how to wire this to get the subs down to 2 ohms to match the 2 ohm output on the amp. the ideal is to match subs, amps, and their relative impedances to maximize their power capabilities. how do i wire the amp to produce a 1 ohm load? for your set-up, just use one plus/minus pair of terminals. if you don't experience light-dimming, you won't need a capacitor. have a single soundstream xxx15 its a quad coil ,my amps only 1 ohm stable how do i wire to get 1ohm? why don't you give us a call so an advisor can help you make sure you have everything you need for your installation. sorry, we don't have wiring diagrams for dvc 1-ohm subs. i need an aftermarket stereo to hook up my amp and sub? but, generally speaking, given adequate power, the two 10" subs will sound a little cleaner and punch harder because their combined cone surface area yields more sound pressure. if your amps don't have that feature, you can use a couple rca y-cord adapters, like these to split the signal from your receiver to your two amps. i have the subs wired already but not to the amp. if you mean to have the two 6"x9" speakers as your left and right stereo speakers, then they will each need their own channel of amplification to work. my question is the amp is supposed to be a mono amp but has 2 speaker outputs. that 2-ohm loaded enclosure should work nicely with that amplifier. wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to connect your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear., i am wondering if the ds18 gen-2800 amp at 1 ohm will work with my dual rockford p2d4 12" subs? if your receiver doesn't have a dedicated subwoofer output, you can take the preamp outputs of one of the 4-channel amps and use that for the sub amp's input. have a volfenhag amp 800 watt 2 channel mosfet bridgeable and 2 10 inch subwoofers in one enclosed box. monoblock amplifier (which states as being 1o stable producing 3,500w) but only 1,800w at 4o, is it possible to wire this without underpowering the subwoofers? depending on your setup, you can take advantage of this feature to save wire. when you hook a speaker to each terminal it results in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance of what the amps sees in half., that's right, each sub would receive half of what the amp puts out.
How to Match a Subwoofer and Amplifier | Sonic Electronixneed to hook up a no 2 dvc 1000 watts 4 ohms i think i can pull then right now they are wired for 1ohm how do i connect this subwoofer to a home receiver., i can't recommend subs or enclosures i'm unfamiliar with which crutchfield doesn't carry. first question, is this set up a decent combination or should i search for a different amplifier? now i see all these wiring diagrams, my question is if you run your wires from the amp to the first sub and the second sub off the first one, won't the first sub get the full load and the second sub get what the first sub can't handle? have two mtx thunder 6000 svc 12" subwoofers, each at 250w rms and 500w peak. i have read a few posts wherr guys say wiring to 1ohm is not the best way to go as you do get more power from your amp but sound quality would be poor and you would not have as much control over sub performance. i was wondering why when i tried looking it up it kept saying it was a mono amp, now it makes more sense, didn't even know they made them like that. you could play it safe and wire them together like this., you wire two dvc 4-ohm subs to an amp that can handle a 1-ohm load like this. while it may work with those subs wired like this, i'm not at all confident that it will be able to produce its claimed output power., you certainly could wire your sub to one channel of your amp like this, but generally speaking you're wasting a lot of amplifier using a 4-channel amp for a single sub. subwoofers have different impedances (dual 4 ohm, single 2 ohm, etc) that change your wiring options when you add or subtract woofers. my girl is extremely proud of her self on this gift and cant wait for me to hook it up., if your first sub is an svc 4-ohm sub, you can indeed add a second svc 4-ohm sub. buck ive been wondering is there any eay possible that i can hook 10 8 ohm speakers to a 1 ohm stable amp., sorry, i can find no information on that amp and that crunch sub, and not knowing exactly how you've got them wired together, i can't help you diagnose what's wrong., that mono subwoofer amplifier can't reproduce the notes in vocal range. am looking at running x2 alpine type r swr-12d2 subs they are 3000w and 1000w rms each what would be the best way to wire these up what would be the most power i could put in to each of these subs. i was wondering if you could help me with wiring a crunch dra1150., if these are all single voice coil (svc) subs, you could wire the two 8-ohm subs to one channel of the amp like this and the two 4-ohm subs to the other channel like this. the amp i am using is two channel mono, and 4ohm at 500w rms so i figured that 8ohm at the amp should then output about 250w rms. have two power acoustik mofo152x subs and a crunch gpa 2000., i can't find out anything about either your subs or your amp. i had a earlier post asking how to wire 2 jl 12w3v3 2ohm subs to a pioneer d-9601amp., i just bought 2 rockford fosgate p2d4-12 and a rockford fosgate r1200-1d amp. occasionally, your car amplifier could overheat or catch fire if it does not have safety features programmed into it. and, if i unbridge the amp and directly connect a channel to each speaker with the second voice coil bridged as shown in the diagram, what is my final impedance? i was wondering if any way to run both subs on one mono amp at a final 1ohm impedance. i have a four channel amp and two subs in one box. i just thought i would let you know my thoughts . these views are as if the boxes weren't there so you can see how the subs get wired together inside. not knowing the rms ratings of your subs makes it impossible to know what amp'll be good for them. some amplifiers can detect incorrect subwoofer wiring, and will go into protect mode until the problem is fixed. do i need to buy seperate amp 2 channel or i can connect it without that?, four dvc 2-ohm subs can get wired to a 2-channel amplifier like this. have two rockford p3 dvc 2ohm woofers and a pioneer gm-8601. (can be switched from 2-4 ohms) ready to be installed with a rf 750 prime amp into a ported enclosure. if i hook up sub and amp with positive to positive and negative to negative will the amp supply the correct ohm signal to the sub? i have a rockford mono amp and a single voice coil jl w3 2ohm and a rockford p2 single voice coil 2ohm jus laying around would i be able to hook up second sub an still have everything at 2ohms? perhaps this diagram can help you visualize what you will need to do to get your system up and running. it's called parallel wiring - when two 4-ohm subs or voice coils are wired in parallel the amp "sees" it as a 2-ohm load. a different forum stated you cannot wire 1 dvc 2 ohm sub to a 2 ohm amp, it would have to be ran at 4 ohm which the amp can do, but that would only produce 300 watts rms and not take advantage of the 500 watt rms the sub can handle., you might find that a couple of these memphis br10d4 subs will handle that amp better than the subs you presently have. Learn how to properly connect your car subwoofer and amplifiers the first time!. it can do 800w at 4ohms, 1250w at two ohms and 1600 at 1ohm., two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a one-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 16-ohm load., your mono, 1-channel amp has 2 sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. when you're putting together a subwoofer system, you need to wire the component subs and voice coils together before closing the box. This is the right way to hook 2 4 ohm subwoofers up @ 2 ohms. that would not under power the subs, even if they were each rated for 800 watts rms, and your bass could probably be heard twenty miles away. what would be a good amp for the kickers or is the amp i have enough?.i had hooked everything up and the sub kept cutting out. seeing as that amp won't work with a 1-ohm load, you'll have to wire it like this diagram., i'd have to know exactly what amp and subs you have (make, model, and ratings) in order to help find out how to hook them up together., i believe those subs are dvc (dual voice coil) 4-ohm subs and two of them get wired as a 1-ohm load like this. the bass pro 2 features a customized 4-channel amp matched with a customized 4-coil sub." it has two sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. and hooking up a car subwoofer amplifier to a home electrical system with a 12-volt power supply would entail trying to draw more current than most power supplies can handle. you can compensate for that by adjusting the radio's fade control to balance the sound. have a mono amp thats too powerful but if i put it at 4 ohms its perfect.: if you're looking for the sub that will deliver maximum spl (play loudest), you need to consider sensitivity, enclosure type, and available power. would you let me know if this is a good idea ? it would be much more appropriate to drive non-powered pa subwoofers with this amp., if you're going to use high-level inputs for your sub amp, you need to splice into speaker wires, after your amp's outputs. just in your personal/professional opinion which setup would you go with (powered by a single jx1000 amp) a single ho112-w6v3 or the aforementioned cvs212rg-w6v2? he figured out how to run it by the time he was two. with either, you’ll need to tap into your car’s speaker wires to get to the high-level signal the stereo puts out. have a pioneer gm-a6604 4 channel amplifier, 5-1/4 2 way pioneer ts-d1320c component speakers on front doors and 6x9 pioneer ts-d6902r speakers in the rear. buck, i have 2 x pioneer premier dvc 2000w each subwoofers hooked up 2 a powerbass 6000w monoblock with a second amp at 1000w for the speakers and a capacitor. that way, the amp will put out 850 watts rms, 425 to each 400 watts rms rated sub. and subwoofer and speaker voice coils have impedance ratings measured in ohms, not amplifiers. look for a mono subwoofer amp that can put out from 450 to 900 watts rms at 1 ohm or 4 ohms. the best you can do with that gear is to wire the sub as an 8-ohm load like this diagram. impedance-wise, that amp can handle the 2-ohm load, but what about the power handling?, we don't have any diagrams for dvc 1-ohm subs, but i'll show you two diagrams that may help. i have 2 dvc alpine type r 4ohm swr-1242d and a pioneer premier prs -d5000spl mono amp how do i wire it to get 2 ohms thank you. if you have two dvc 1-ohm subs you can wire them together as a 1-ohm load, although i don't see the need for a distribution block, which usually gets used for electrical power distribution.. keep up with your good work and helping people out., i recommend getting the dvc 2-ohm models and wiring them like this to an amplifier like a rockford fosgate t2500-1bdcp. you what to end up with a 2ohm load, and you have a one 4ohm dvc sub . look for an amp that can do that much power at 4 ohms (each of your subs set to 1 ohm) or at one ohm (yours each set to 4 ohms)., i was wondering if a kenwood kac-8406 amplifier (bridged, 4 ohms: 200 watts x 2 chan) would be able to adequately power 2 svc 8-ohm subwoofers with rms ratings of 200 watts each (400 watts total)? the head unit is sony xav-64bt(ya i know 2v preamp is bleh). if i can find a nice amp to power both subs then i will be satisfied. for three subwoofers: 3 svc 2-ohm subs can have 6 ohms of impedance; 3 svc 4-ohm subs can have 1. if your subs are single voice coil and each can handle roughly 2,500 watts rms, then that amp should work nicely if wired correctly., i am unfamiliar with your audio gear, so i can't offer much help wiring it together. but i think you'll be safe running that speaker with an amp that can put out 500 watts rms at 4 ohms. this will allow me to by some inexpensive svc subs to run at a max 3200rms untill i can invest in some better svc or switch to dvc while not changing amps. two dvc 4-ohm subs can get wired as a one-ohm load . i'm not sure if i need a different amp or an aftermarket radio- right now i'm using stock radio with a converter. for your set-up, that's exactly what you can do: wire one sub to each set of terminals. have a mono amp with two speaker outputs which the amp parallels internally. you should never connect subs of different impedances together to the same amplifier channel - the lower impedance subs will get more power than the higher impedance subs, resulting in unbalanced sound levels and potentially blown subs. i currently have a pioneer ts-w3003d4 12inch sub but i need to get an amp., i wouldn't recommend it, and given the power specs of that sub/amp combo, you won't get the bass you're hoping for out of that sub. a single dvc 2-ohm sub can only get wired as a 4-ohm or a 1-ohm load, so your idea of running "one sub per channel @2 ohms" won't work either. you can wire your gear together like this, just make sure the amp gain is set very low, so no loud distortion ever plays. if you're designing a subwoofer system, ask yourself the following questions:How many subs do i want? what would be the best way to wire this amplifier to this single subwoofer?, two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a ½-ohm load, an 8-ohm load, or a 2-ohm load, the last one being the most useful configuration. have a 5 channel amp and i want the best performance of course so how can i make my 1 dvc sub run at 2 ohms and my other 4 speakers at 4 ohms?, you can safely connect two dvc 4-ohm subs to a bridged 2-channel amp like this. is this the 4ohm speaker and 4ohm amp (8ohm) amp signal? but not knowing the rms power ratings of either the subs or the amp, i can't say if it will all operate safely or not. i'm calvin i have two rockford p2's an a ssl 5000 will this set up work fine. for immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
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How to Bridge 2 Subwoofers onto a Mono Amp or One Channel , if you intend to add a subwoofer and amplifier to your factory system you can get its input signal from the factory sub wiring using a line output converter. should i use an rca y-splitter to combine the 4 rca's into two? secondly, what makes you think your vehicle's electrical system is inadequate?: although you’ll get cleaner sound using the unamplified “line-level” signal from an aftermarket stereo, there are a couple of ways to hook up an amp and sub to a factory system. wire up both subs together and present a 1 ohm load to the amp? im doing this because im reading it is harder to wires and supply a odd number of 12's on one amp., not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. you for your advice, i've tried it on one channel and it works like a charm. i have an alpine mrv-m500 500w rms x1 at 2 impeadence / 300w rms x1 at 4 impedance and a alpine sws-12d4 high performance dual voice coil sub what is the best way to wire this sub and amp together? have 2 2300 watt 4 ohm subs wired to a 2500 watt mono amp., before recommending a wiring scheme, we need to know what the amplifier's rms rating is, so it won't blow up the sub if it's too strong for it. you've got four speakers and four channels of amplification - sounds perfect to me. no one can tell you how much wire you'll need without measuring all along the path your wires will run from amp to sub. your woofers are wired incorrectly, the wire is cheap or below the recommended gauge, or one of your wires is not making full contact to the terminal a few things could happen. would it be bad to hook them up at 1ohm for 1500 watts rms each because that would overpower them?, if the specs you mention are true, you should be fine wiring your subs to your amp as a one-ohm load., before recommending a wiring scheme, we need to know what the subwoofer's rms rating is, so it won't blow up if the amp is too strong for it. just remember, if you do drive each coil with its own amp channel, the input signals of those channels must be identical or the subwoofer will distort. using just one channel of the amp to drive your sub sounds like the best plan. being that the subs are 4 ohms each, if bridge them according to your diagram it'd still be 4 ohms at the amp? then, you'll tap into the speaker wires behind your stereo, or possibly the rear deck speakers. can i connect my two subs pioneer 1400 wats (310d) dvc and speakers (4 door and two on tray pioneer 400watts) with two amps one is alpine v12 mrv-f705 (4 channel) and worldtech(2 channel). have boss audio p10dvc, 10" dual 4 ohm and amp boss audio ph2., open up your enclosure and look inside to see what subwoofer you actually have., your mono, 1-channel amp has two sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience. would it be better to power them with a 1200w rms 1ohm stable amp or with a amp with slightly more output (like 1600w rms). normally, you'd use an rca y-cord adapter on each channel to send a single signal to two different amp inputs. and you have indeed chosen the correct wiring diagram to follow. substitute "coil" for "sub" in the diagram and that's the way you'd wire your sub., i'm not familiar with that amplifier, but it may work wired to those subs like this diagram., your mono, 1-channel amp has 2 sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. the amp i purchased is rated at 450watts rms @4 ohms and 825watts rms @2 ohms. given the information above, which type of amp do you recommend and why? so how can i wire that to a dual voice coil or single,and what is your recommendation for the speaker? and what type of amp do i buy to make this work properly. at 1150rms each sum for a total of 4600 that is 1100 rms less than what the amp can put out w of would this be a problem or should i look for other subs? the best way to have a question answered about your system is to identify both your amp and sub by brand names and model numbers. if you do hook your amp up to the one-ohm setup, it will probably overheat or go into protect mode., please do not connect the outputs of your two amplifiers together, it could damage them. two options for subs(2) are dvc 1 ohm and dvc 2 ohm. get separate amps for your different model subs, or get two subs with the same configuration. the only way to know for sure is to install your sub and amp and see if your headlights dim when the bass hits hard.: "better" is a relative term, since the bass you prefer might differ from someone else's taste. have dual alpine swr-1042d's, want to hook them up to a single monoblock and just wondering what would best suit them and how to wire them. have a dual 2ohm cvx and a dual 4 ohm l7 with a 1400 watt 2/1 channel sony amp. [email removed], the amp i purchased local its a ssl 4., two dvc 4-ohm subs get wired together to an amp like yours that can handle a 1-ohm load like this. question is does the wiring have to go from amp to sub to sub as shown or can it still be wired to the box separately on each side of the amp, which seems to be the same idea? this would be a good match for a pair of subs rated between 400 and 800 watts rms each., you could wire that gear together like this, but the amp would only be able to put out 150 watts rms to the sub. it'll drive those subs with 1200 watts rms when you wire them together like this diagram. i know that 2 channel bridged amp will produce more power into 4 ohms than an equivalent mono amp of the same power into 4 ohms. you for your response buck, i have two kicker comp rt 1 ohm subwoofers(500 rms each) and a hifonics 1200w @ 1 ohm stable amp. two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a ½-ohm, a 2-ohm, or an 8-ohm load. i'm looking to see if i can safely wire them to a 2 ohm 2ch mono amp without any complications., you didn't identify the amplifier so i can't verify the power ratings, and i suspect the sub's power spec is a peak wattage rating not an rms rating, so i can't be sure, but you probably can safely connect your dvc 4-ohm sub to your mono amp like this. can you please tell me if these items are good for eachother. buck i have been following this site for almost all of my car audio questions and i am still finding myself kind of confused if you will about something., if you wire four dvc 4-ohm subwoofers together like this diagram (probably the most complicated wiring scheme we have), that amplifier should be able to send them a total of 2,500 watts rms. response34hz - 250hzfuse25alow pass filter (variable)40hz - 250hzpower1000 wattsrated amplifier power150 wattstuningbass reflex. figure e on page 3 of the amplifier's owner's manual shows how to connect the rear speakers, and it's just like the front speakers. as an alternative, you could drill a hole between compartments and wire them together internally, but then you'd want to seal the hole around the wires to be air-tight. it will be harder to find a 2-channel amp to work with these subs, but it is possible., a bandpass box is probably the best enclosure to fit your needs, but it's worth playing with placement before you change anything., without more specs, we don't have an answer for you., two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 0., if the specs you quote are correct, you can safely connect that gear together., we made these subwoofer wiring diagrams showing the least number of wires coming from the amplifiers for clarity. guys,i have a jvc ks-ax3201d mono sub amplifier. an amp that can handle loads only as low as 2-ohms will likely overheat and go into protection mode if it were connected to a one-ohm load. if you have only one sub, use only one set of terminals. two alpine type r 1042-d dvc 4 ohm woofers be able to handle an amp rated at 900 w rms on bridged mode? this type of enclosure is your best bet for driving your frequency response down. more subs = more cone surface area = more air moved = big bass!, that loaded bass enclosure contains two dvc 4-ohm subs, which can only be wired together to form a 1-ohm, a 4-ohm, or a 16-ohm load. and i'm not at all sure what brand or model amp you're referring to., two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a one-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 16-ohm load. this will give me 2800rms with 4 subs so the above amp will give 3200rms at 1ohm. to connect your second 4-channel amp's inputs, you'd use y-cords on the four full-range patch cables coming from the receiver. in any case, for subwoofers, you should use 12- to 16-gauge speaker wire. read in the stereo manual and says that if you can connect, the only thing you can not connect in bridge mode is a forward channel with a back channel., power the sub with an amplifier that has a power output that is within your sub's recommended power range (preferably in the top third of that range) or slightly higher. and i am about to build a box for the 3 subs, should i port it or seal it?” this is not easy to explain because there are so many options and variables to consider when making the purchase and wiring up your sound system., without knowing exactly what amp you have, i can't help you on how to wire it. you were to wire them in parallel it would put the max to the speakers. wondering if i can just run cables to the two terminals on the box from the 4 pins on the amp to parallel the subs without additional wiring. have a four speaker system in my car and just installed four new speakers in my car , and now i want to hook up a sub and amp in my car. and when i google your amplifier, i get no meaningful results. these well-built amplifiers should have no trouble, heat-related or reliability, driving a 2-ohm load. bridging refers to combining adjacent amplifier channels together, like in the diagram, and doesn't apply to subs or speakers. but regardless i need to know whats the best way to hook them up to get a safe stable workload of the loudest hardest hitting bass these can produce. have three dvc 4 ohm 12 in subs, is it possible to wire them for 1 ohm? which will sound louder - driving both subs with a single mrp350 (2 ohm load) or driving each sub with one amp each @ 4 ohms?, unless your amplifiers specify that they can be "strapped" together, you should never connect the outputs of two amplifiers to each other. so i see the diagrams but how does it look when the subs are in the box., i don't think there is any factory or aftermarket receiver that can have two of its channels bridged together in order to make more power. crossover point between 60 and 80 hz focuses the power of your subwoofer amplifier on your music's deepest notes (the ones you feel) and helps make the bass you hear seem like it's coming from the front of the vehicle along with the rest of the stereo image., some amps have preamp outputs so you can "daisy-chain" two amplifiers' inputs from the same source. 4 channel amp with a 750 watt crunch gtr 12 inch sub and a pyle blue wave pro 1200 watt sub and there bridged to channel one and 2 and the pyle sub dosent play right for some reason how could i fixed this the dual 4 omhs to by the way could u tell me whats going on idk what to do. i can safely say that you can ignore the "8-layer aluminum voice coil" spec, as that has nothing to do with how you should wire the sub. can i bridge my amp and run two in parallel? i want something ( sub+amp) that will give me a loud hitting system., get the dual voice coil (dvc) 2-ohm model of that sub and wire it to the bridged channels of that amp like this., boss rates those subs for 1150 watts rms each, so i'd look for an amp that can put out about 2000 watts rms at 4 ohms or one ohm., i have a amp that is rated for 4-ohms: 250x1 rms and 2-ohms: 500x1 rms but my 2 subs are rated 4ohm svc 250w rms how do i wire them up thanks. the 2ohm dvc subs are 250 watts with a 500 watt peak.
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Two Common Car Amplifier Power Mistakes | MTX Audioi can't wire a dvc 2 ohm and a dvc 4 ohm together off of the fifth sub channel of my boss 2705 amp , should i get one sub that takes 900 watts (wired at 2ohms) or should i get 2 dvc 2 ohm subs that have 450 watts rms wired at 1 ohm to present a 2ohm load to the amp ? i have 2 15 inch subs svc each are 8 ohm and i have them paralleled to make 4 ohm load. so is it ok to wire the speakers at 2ohm or will damage my amp and speakers?, most 2-channel amps can't drive loads lower than 4 ohms when bridged, and don't have enough power to drive 2 subs., that 500 watts rms amp should handle those two 150 watts rms rated subs just fine - just be sure to set the amp gain so no over-powering distortion plays that may damage the subs. have 2 jl w3v3 10 and a hifoncs mono block amp. if you want a question answered about your system, you should identify all your equipment by brand names and model numbers. we didn't include diagrams for dvc 1-ohm subs because they're so few of them, sorry. is it possible to wire these subs together an to the amp without hurtin anythang?, two subwoofers wired properly together and to an amp, whether they're dvc 2-ohm subs wired like this or dvc 4-ohm subs wired like this, will split evenly and share whatever the amp can output through the final impedance load of the subs. every subwoofer system is different - some have multiple subs in a single box and some have each sub in its own enclosure. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. i have a mono block amp that i want to run at 2 ohms. the key thing to know about impedance, then, is how to match your speakers to the capabilities of your amp. there are 2 sides with positive and negative on the amp what side do i connect the wires ? hooking up the way you suggested made a big difference, still not what i'd expect from an l7 but i found another problem i have, i built my box way too big, air space is about 6cu ft not including the port and braces, i'm thinking instead of shortening the box, i may just add another sub in it, if i do, will that be good enough for the sub's?, if you are asking whether a single voice coil (svc) sub gets wired differently than a dual voice coil (dvc) sub, then the answer is yes., two dvc 4-ohm subwoofers can only get wired together as a 1-ohm, a 4-ohm, or a 16-ohm load. my question is, i am now ready to wire them both at a 2 ohm load which im sure i will need to upgrade amplifier. you want to run two more subs so a total of three but want to end up with a 2ohm load. two dvc 4-ohms subs can only get wired together to form a 1-ohm, a 4-ohm, or a 16-ohm load, never a 2-ohm load. if you are using more than two subs, then you simply use parallel or series wiring (or a combination) to get as close to the minimum impedance of the amp as possible (see our subwoofer wiring diagrams for more information). for example, you could use a 4-channel amp to drive your left and right speakers with two of its channels, and drive a sub with its other two channels bridged together, saving you the need to buy a separate sub amp. experts help you pick the ideal gear for your needs. zues zrx series mono block d class 1200 watt vehicle amplifier for 2 sony xplod 1100 watts single 4ohms subwoofer? i have a ford ranger so it limits the size of my sub choices any recommendations would be a plus on subwoofers in your opinion. if you want a question answered about a system, you must identify the gear by model numbers as well as brand names. voice coil (svc) or dual voice coil (dvc): if your component subwoofer has 4 wiring terminal posts, it's a dvc. have a fosgate prime 1500 amp it is the gold colored one and the four speaker terminals it says 2ohms over both sets of terminals i have a fosgate hx2 12 inch dvc 4ohms how do i hook these together properly. i have a 4 ohm stable 2 ch amp, (4 ohm bridged or not), and i have three 4 ohm dvc subs. to install two single 4 ohm car subwoofer with a 2 ohm impedance. i wired everything individually and used all 4 terminals on the amp to power the subs. or, you could keep the subs and get a mono subwoofer amplifier capable of putting out anywhere from 450 to 900 watts rms at 2-ohms. as for your choice of ported or sealed enclosures, check out this article for help deciding that. the sub's built-in amplifier has been optimized to run that particular mackie driver, so i recommend contacting mackie tech support in order to get a replacement. your amp probably is stable only down to 4 ohms when bridged. it sounds like for your set-up, that's exactly what you did: wired one sub to each set of terminals. the speakers are 2 crossfire cf212d dvc (4 ohm) and i have two amps to choose from., that amplifier will probably be able to drive a 6"x9" speaker with two of its channels bridged together., five svc 4-ohm subs wired together in parallel will present a 0., three dvc 4-ohm subs should get wired to a mono amp like this., jl audio makes two versions of 10w3v3 subwoofers - a 4-ohm model and a 2-ohm model. without better identification, i'm afraid i can't give you wiring advice. i have 2 2ohm subwoofers i know i how to wire them into 8ohm , but my question is will it be safe to bridge into my amp (which is not 2ohm stable bridged). i also have a boss ar1500m armor 1,500-watt mono mosfet amplifier. one is clearer and one is louder get a xovr for the amp speakers. have 2 subwoofers in a ported box that has two terminals and i have a mono amp. adding a second sub won't gain much, the amp's output power might double but it'll be playing through two subs, 45 watts each. just bought a jl audio13w7ae and i want to know what amp with what kind of impendance it safest to play with., 3 dvc 4-ohm subs connect to a 2-channel amplifier like this diagram. i want to run these ix-8's at one ohm on that amp., you should not wire different impedance subwoofers together to the same amplifier because the lower impedance sub will get twice the power of the higher impedance sub, possibly under-powering one while over-powering the other. could you recommend a different amp if it doesn't work? judging by the amp's class and fuse recommendation, i'd say this amp won't be able to put out more than about 2800 watts rms into the 1-ohm load you can wire four svc 4-ohm subs - that's 700 watts rms for each sub: not a bad deal really. and lastly i realize that with the curent subs i'll be limited to 2ohm, are there any 10" subs that are 4ohm dvc that you would highly recommend? have a single 4 ohm 1000w rms dvc 12 inch sub and a 1200w 2 ohm stable amp., despite that amplifier's published specifications, i think that it only has enough power for one of those subs but not two. 3- would 2 mono amps maintain l/r fading or is a multi-channel better? if i hook up the subs to the amp, would it still put out 1 ohm load( to each sub), or is that 1 ohm gonna split equally between the subs, providing 2 ohm load to each one?, without knowing exactly what amplifier and subwoofer you have make it impossible to recommend a matching sub and dual box for them. i am looking for a sub amp that will be mounted under driver's seat. not knowing the impedance or rms rating of your sub makes it impossible to give advice on how to wire it. have a pioneer gmd8601 mono amp and 2-10" pioneer ts-sw2502s4, would it be best to wire them at 2 ohm or 4 ohm. or, you can replace those subs with dvc 4-ohm models that can get wired together as a one-ohm load, and maximize the amp's performance., not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how they'll work together., that amp can put out 150 watts rms when bridged into a 4-ohm load. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. that way, the amp will be able to put out 1500 watts rms, 750 watts rms to each sub. the only safe way to hook up your gear is to connect each subwoofer to a separate amplifier., a single dvc 4-ohm sub can only be wired as a 2-ohm or an 8-ohm load, and most 2-channel amplifiers can't handle a 2-ohm load when bridged. i have an old school mtx thunder 2300x and one l7 4ohm dvc how would you wire it and is 1 sub bridgeable?, subs put out sound, not ohms - the impedance of their voice coils are measured in ohms. and as a bonus, both amps feature speaker-level inputs, so you won't need an loc. an online search ought to bring up at least one car stereo dealership in your country near you who can help with tech support., i'm not sure why you'd consider using a 4-channel amplifier to run your subwoofers, but i suppose it's possible. that would enable the amp to send out a total of 700 watts rms, 350 out each channel, 175 to each sub. check out this article, and if you need any help upgrading your system, give us a call at 1. either way, this will get signal to the powered sub's built-in amp.: a disadvantage in bridging amplifiers is that you must be careful not to hook up too low of an impedance load, or you could damage the amp. lower number is the absolute bare minimum amount of wattage you need to get acceptable results., for maximum output, get the dvc 4-ohm model and wired it to that amp like this diagram. i have a pair of kenwood kfc-w2513ps svc 4 ohm subwoofers that are 300 watts rms and a pair of kenwood kac-m3001 mono amplifiers rated at 200 watts @ 4 ohm and 300 watts @ 2 ohm., you should be alright wiring your gear together like this, as long as you carefully set the amp's gain so no distortion will play that could produce damage. however it has 2 speaker connections which means i can connect both subwoofers directly too it potentialy, i am trying to follow this guide to do this but because the amp has 2 speaker connecions do i follow the 2 channel connection guide or the mono amp connection guide? the second speaker output terminal is there for convenience and if you hook a sub to each terminal it would result in the two subs being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. amplifiers don't "put out" ohm loads, they react to them. use our vehicle selector to find out if there’s one that’ll fit yours. however, if your amp can handle a 1-ohm load, then you can wire it like this. i have one 4 channel amp that is capable of 1000 watts x4 at a 2 ohm load. it sounds like your sub is dvc (dual voice coil), because it has four wire terminals, but without knowing its impedance and power ratings, nor the amp's true rms output, i can't make any recommendations. i have a duel mono amp 2 dvc and 2 svc subwoofers how do i wire it to 1 ohm stable many many thanks. you'll find a recommended power range (in continuous or rms watts) listed in the specifications for each subwoofer on this website., yes, you can add a second sub, but i don't think you'll be happy with the results. if that isn't enough loud bass for you, you can always step up to a higher-powered amplifier, say a 400- or 500-watt model. i do know that the gear you've picked out will work together just fine. the two pairs of coils are wired together in series and to the amp, showing it a 1., rockford fosgate makes a lot of different 8-inch dvc subs, and googling an ssl amplifier turns up no useful specs. that way, for instance if you were running fully active components, you could power front and rear mids and tweeters and still retain left-right balance and front-rear fade control at the receiver. not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. for example, a 2-channel amp that puts out 75 watts rms per channel at 4 ohms may be able to put out as much as 200 watts rms at 4 ohms into one channel when bridged, which could be great for running a subwoofer. should i buy the 2 ohm or 4 ohm to best fit this amp. make sure you set the amp gain so no distortion ever plays., assuming your amp is an alpine mrx-m110, you could wire those two dvc 6-ohms subs to it like this diagram. on the diagram and description, replace every 2 with a 3, and every 4 with a 6, and it'd be exactly accurate for your situation. attempting to drive a load lower than what your amp was designed to handle will lead to overheating and possible damage to your amp and subs. instead, use a mono amplifier to power a 2-ohm load — two 4-ohm subwoofers, or 2, 2-ohm dual voice coil subwoofers, for example. have a pioneer gm 5602 (900w) 2 channel amplifier and two diamond audio tx 122s dvc 2 ohms.
Is the guy i m dating gay, having no idea of the rms power ratings of your subs and amplifier, i can't say whether this gear will actually work together safely or not. have two 12" kicker cvr 4 ohms dvc coil speakers and a 1000 watt mono block amp. or, use one positive and one negative amp terminal for the pair of subs, it doesn't matter which. you'd get more output, however, if you wired it as a 2-ohm load. substituting a one for every 2 in the captions labels it accurately for two dvc 1-ohm subs wired to a 1-ohm stable amp. if the amp is class d, you'd multiply the draw wattage by ¾ to get the output wattage. if you want to learn about what that means, check out our sealed or ported article. do i need 4 1ohm amps or two 2 ohm amps or 1 big 1ohm amp. every time you halve the speakers' impedance — switching from a 4-ohm to a 2-ohm sub, for instance — you effectively ask the amplifier to double its output. on the flip side the amp is 750 rms at 4ohm for 375 watts which would be way underpowered. they differ electronically in the way an amplifier will react to being connected to them. i know of no multi-channel amp that can put out this much power., if your subs are the dvc 4-ohm models, then you could wire them safely to that amp like this. if a home theater subwoofer is not large enough for your planned system, try looking at a pro audio pa subwoofer., your mono, 1-channel amp has 2 sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half., as long as the subs are the same and the box provides them each with enough space, you should be fine without internal dividers..and was wondering if a sundown scv-2000d 1 ohm stable amp would be enough for two sundown x12 dual 4 1250 rms subs wired at 1 ohm or would i need a sundown scv 3000d amp? it's a mono block amp, but it has 4 outputs so i was just going to wire each sub separately at 2 ohms. if you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert crutchfield tech support - 90 days-worth for only . my question is i bridge to two channel and wired the subs to both of the channels each, i wired the subs with top terminals + and - going to box out terminals to amp and bottom + and - going to each other., if you're asking how to wire six qvc 4-ohm subs together, i'd have to know what their rms power ratings are and what and how many amplifiers you plan on using, although figuring out how to wire that many voice coils together may be beyond my level of expertise.. but i took my amp back and got a new one because i just bought that amp brand new from the store i did nothing wrong to it so they sold me garbage, i got the same amp again i'm taking it to a place to get professionally installed. as for wiring, it depends on what specific sub you get. look for a 2-channel amp that can put out 225 to 450 watts rms per channel into 2 ohms. how can i hook the three up to get the most power or best sound (bass wise)?, if your vehicle's electrical system (battery and alternator) can't support your amplifiers adequately, it will show that by dimming the headlights during bass hits., first of all, that amplifier is not stable when bridged to a 1-ohm load. i think i'd need around 2400 watt amp for this, of would it be better to have two 1200 watt amps?, i'm not familiar with that amplifier, but if the specs you quote are true, you can hook up those subs to it like this. i have a zapco st-5x 5-channel amp with the sub channel rated at 240watts rms at 4ohm. the 2 speaker out put terminals confuse me i don't know how they connect inside the amp to change impedance., you are correct: in order to get two dvc 1-ohm subs wired at 1 ohm you'd either parallel wire the voice coils and series wire the subs, or series wire the coils and parallel wire the subs. infinity reference 1220 se (2 ohm) work on sony xm gs100 (mono amplifier) (in bridged mode 600 rms 2 ohm or single mode 330 rms 4 ohm) will this connection work in bridge mode. you should always check the bridged minimum impedance specification before connecting a bridged amplifier to a low impedance sub or speaker system., i would definitely believe what's on the amp over what's on the internet. being there are two set to connect at the amp yet it's mono i presume that is just for convenience. mode: bridging an amplifier combines two of its channels into one, to get more power. that i would like to power with a four channel punch amp 200. if you want a question answered about a system, you must identify the equipment by brand names and model numbers. class b amp that will be feeding two 4 ohm dvc subwoofers. however, i can't seem to find any two channel amps on here that supply 500w or greater of power.. that amplifier won't work with two channels bridged to run a 2-ohm sub, it'll overheat and go into protection mode. that sub will work with that mono amplifier, but seeing as it's a 4-ohm sub, the amp won't put out its full power of 300 watts rms but 150 watts rms instead., the only question older than this one is which hits harder: one 12 or two 10s? just to confirm, i linked dvc together per the diagram but instead of the direct connection between subs each side of the box is hooked into the speaker terminals on the amp. so my question is, would i be better off getting 43cwrt121 sub instead and wiring it in series to get 2-ohms to make the most out of my amp? i used the wiring diagram on your website and it did not mention anything about having two terminals to wire. your 8-awg (american wire gauge) wire is wildly larger than necessary for speaker-level signals, being more appropriate for power cable that can safely pass 50 amps of current. also what guage wire should i be using to power the amp from the battery and ground and what guage wire should i use from speakers to amp?, two 2-ohm subs cannot get wired together to form an 8-ohm load. once you've found the right amplifier, look for subwoofers that complement your amp in terms of power rating and impedance. is it possible for genesis dual mono amp -2 x 200 (2 ohm) or bridge 1 x 500 (4 ohm) to bridge and link up with rockford p2 aub woofer (dual 2-ohm). you wire up 2 12 inch svc 4 ohm subs to a kicker 43cxa600., for that sub, look for an amp that can put out from 600 to 1200 watts rms at 2 ohms. currently i have 2 nvx nsw 124v2 subs rated at 300-350 watts rms with 92 dcbs of sensitivity . have a kicker compr 12' i'm wondering if i can power it with a two channel pioneer gm-a5602 900w max power the compr is a 2ohm. i wanted to get two subs and mount one in a sealed box and one in a ported box to cover all of the bass frequency ranges .: what are the benefits of hooking up two subwoofers to a mono amplifier? if that isn't loud enough for you, you can double the power by simply adding a second sub and wire it all together like this and get a 1000 watts rms output, 500 to each sub. what would the wiring be if i wanted to wire both subs to one amp. i know amp is too small but does work good as i don't lesson to it extremely loud but does hit hard. what would be the best way to wire it to a kicker 43cxa6001 600 watt mono amplifier.: because mono amps tend to be class d amplifiers, they are a good choice for powering subwoofers — class d amplifiers have a high power-to-heat ratio and excellent efficiency, which are exactly what you want when dealing with power-hungry low frequency signals. have 2 3000 watt amps i got 2 dual voice coil bose platinum speakers with both of them 4ohm what is the best way to the them up to get the best power or get them down to 1 ohm. for immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat - just click on the phone icon at the very top of this page. have two dvc 4ohm subs in separate boxes , wired them in parallel inside,have them connected to a 2 channel amp. the amp is 1000 rms will both subs have 500 rms each or what. have an old pyramid amp (600 watt 4-channel 4-ohm bridgeable) and two mtx thunder 6000 svc 10" speakers (recommended rms watt of 50-250). have two 12" dvc insignia subs wired down to 2 ohms from 4 ohms powered by a 1800w max, 4-channel diablo series amplifier (d4504) i am only using 2 channels of the amp unbridged., i recommend wiring two subs to each amp like this. if a home theater subwoofer is not large enough for your planned system, try looking at a pro audio pa subwoofer. buck, at car audio competitions i sometimes see 2 amplifiers hooked to 1 subwoofer., due to the differences in power ratings and sensitivity of your two models of subs, i recommend using two amplifiers. it's like lifting weights, my arms (the amplifier) don't change when i change weights (the load/ohms), but my effort and work output (the power/watts) do., any mono amplifier correctly connected to two subwoofers will send one-half its power to each sub. don't expect a lot of bass out of that amplifier, though - its specs are a bit exaggerated., two dvc 2-ohm subs get wired together to an amplifier like this. you want to bridge a 2-channel amp to one channel, it's best to only connect one 4-ohm woofer., it sounds like either your amplifier's gain is set too high, or the amp doesn't handle the 1-ohm load very well after all. they all work well and sound great, so you need to experiment with different sounds to find the sub that's right for you. i have an old 325 watt kenwood 694s amp i believe. if you only have one channel, there's nothing to combine it with. vr1000d is amp, 3 12 inch kicker solo baric 4 ohm svc subs (old school subs round ) amp is 1 ohm stable. we'd have to know the amplifier's highest rms wattage output (rms, not peak), the alternators' current capacity in amperes, and what kind of music you listen to in order to predict that. you will need to use a remote turn-on lead if you want to be able to turn the sub on and off at will. two subs are better run with a mono, 1-channel amp designed to work with a wider range of impedances, having tone controls and filters specifically made to help reproduce bass - wired like this diagram, or, if the amp can drive a 1-ohm load, like this., thanks for your input, so a follow up question then: the wiring diagram i'm looking at is the 2 channel diagram for two dvc 2 ohm subs. the amp power at 2ohms meets 80% of the rms for the subs, but the subs are both 4 ohm dvc., you can use 16-gauge, 14-gauge, or 12-gauge wiring for your subs., your mono, 1-channel amp has 2 sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, so if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. maybe a better solution for you would be to parallel wire eight speakers together and get a one-ohm load. i get 2 15 inch dvc 2ohm subs rated at 600 to 900w rms and connect it to an amp giving 900rms x2 @2ohms that should be enough to power the subs to their full potential right? and yes, you can run separate speaker wires for your two subs to the amp's speaker output terminals., you're definitely confusing issues by quoting max ratings which are meaningless. is there anyway to get the 2ohm dvc sub to go into the amp at 2ohm so it is able to push that higher rms rating?'m planning on buying two rockford fosgate r2 shallow mount subwoofers, they are 500 watt peak a piece and 2 ohms. if you want more bass than that, that sub can take an amplifier that can put out up to around 1200 watts rms at 2 ohms., i am completely unfamiliar with those amplifiers, so it would be irresponsible of me to recommend a wiring scheme for you. if the amplifier is a 2-channel amp, connecting two outputs together to a sub will probably damage the amp. it's a two channel capable of 600 w x 2 rms @ 2 ohm, 300 w x 2 rms @ 4 ohm, & 1200 w x 1 rms bridged @ 4 ohm. what the specs do not show, and would if the amp could, is the amp's capabilities at 1 ohm per channel or at 2 ohms when bridged. can i use the factory wires to run them thew rca's for the audio input for my amplifier? each sub is connected to its own output channel and is wired such that it presents the amp with a 4-ohm load., you are right - if two subwoofers of the same impedance are properly wired to a 1000-watt amplifier, each would get 500 watts., i'm not sure i understand your question, but i'll try., for the amplifier and subwoofer you mention, if the ratings are true specs, you could hook them together like this diagram, and expect about 900 watts of bass output, which that sub will probably handle just fine. if i unbridge it, i can power the subs with a 2 ohm load per channel but this would require me to modify the box since it currently isn't set up to support more than two input wires. Dating advice for good looking guys - have a box with 2 10"s 2 tweets and 2 mids and i only have a crunch power one 300 watt 4 channel 1 ohm amp. :)the system(1) old school kenwood head unit(1) ma audio amp class ab 800 watts(1) mtx crossover(1) 12 inch kenwood typhoon subwoofer 400 watt rms(1) 15 inch lanzar subwoofer 450 watts(2) infinity kappas 110 rms 350 watt peak (rear deck)(1) yellow top optima battery4 gauge streetwires. have a rockford fosgate punch 250a2 amp and a dual brand 400 watt., the only way to safely wire your gear together is like this. a variation would be to disconnect the two inner wires from the amp, and then to each other, effectively putting the two subs in series and showing the amp an 8-ohm load while in bridged mode - the amp sees it the same each way. your amplifier would probably blow those speakers to smithereens if you bridged a couple channels together to drive them. three dvc 4-ohm subs get wired together to a mono amp like this.: which enclosure will be right for you depends on your preferences in music and bass sounds., if you have two svc 4-ohm subs and a mono amp, you'd wire them together like this., i can't tell if you have two subwoofers that are each svc (single voice coil) 2-ohm rated for 300 watts rms, or you have an enclosure with two subs that present a total 2-ohm impedance and 300-watt rating. there i found what the amplifier can output per channel at 4 ohms, at 2 ohms, and when bridged to one channel at 4 ohms. but, a better plan of action would be for you to take your gear to a car audio installer and see if they'll test it or install it for you. cuz i know my amp doesn't support 1 ohm and at 4 ohm they're really underpowered. lanzar makes 12-inch 4-ohm subwoofers in two types: dvc and svc. i want to connect three sub-woofer speaker, like in your diagrams to one semi big box, but the box does not have any divide for the speakers inside just empty and having the space for the three speakers and the air flow space. if you use a multi-channel outboard amp for your speakers, you'll need more power for your subs., i have two dvc 4ohm subs, how can i wire them to hook into a monoblock amp rated at 2ohm. my question is i have two dvc subs each are 2ohm. you can use this article to confirm if this number is correct for your system and this article to help you with wiring., you'll have no need for an separate amp since the new powered sub has its own built-in power supply. that i want to connect to two 15" comp vr subs. then wire the two subs together and to the amp channel like this diagram. and don't play a lot of distortion trying to get more bass - that'll damage the subs. balance this equation against the amount of room in your vehicle. just wondering before i make my choice on the subs. if that lack of power is not an issue, you can wire them together like this., although you've identified your amplifier, you haven't identified your subwoofers. if i were to hook up 2 soundqubed hds212's dvc 4 ohm subs, could i wire it and get 750w of power to each sub at 1 ohm? if you think you're missing out on bass because your seatback and rear deck material are blocking the sound waves, you can alleviate the problem by punching a few small holes in the rear deck and covering it with an acoustically transparent material., you'll want to make sure your powered sub has speaker-level inputs and "signal sensing" turn-on capability. how can i wire these two together when i bridge them to a 2 channel 2 ohm stable amp to make them louder. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. firstly, a 2-ohm speaker and a 4-ohm speaker wired together in parallel would present an amplifier with a 1.? the manual that came with it is completely worthless and doesn't even have this amp in it. will power the sub sufficiently as the the mentioned sub is rated at power watts (peak 800/rms 400) will it put strain on either of the above products if the amp is slightly less powerful. if you want a question answered about your system, you should identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers., the power rating for the p1s4-12 matches that amp's output better than the other sub., i have a 2 channel dual xpr 522amp that rms is 150×2 at 4ohm, 300×2 at 2ohm, and 600×1 at 4 ohm loads, with 2 dvc old school ma audio 103xe 10's both with 300rms watts and 600 max at 4 ohm, i was wonder since a single dvc can wire to 2 ohm on a mono amp, can i just wire each sub separate to each channel, two subs and two channels right, just have them at 2 ohm instead of 4ohm? just try different positions every few days until you're happy with what you hear. to wire two dual 4 ohm subwoofers to a 1 ohm final impedance | car audio 101. that amp ought to work with those subs wired like this. on 2 hifonics brz15d4 15" subs, 1200 watt dvc 4-ohm powered by a boss ar16002 amp, 1600 watt 2 channel amp, rms power 260 watt x 2 channel @ 4 ohm,,, 800 watt x 2 channel @ 2 ohm,,, 1600 watt x 1channel @ 4ohm. mono class -d too 2 kicker 40cwrt101 10" comp rt 10" subs is this too big of an amplifier should i use a smaller amp it is saying subwoofers are 1-ohm what would be the best way to wire the amp and the subs installing amp to factory head unit if that matters. my amp says it supports bridged power at 1100 x 1 at 2 ohms..my question is can i put there in the enclosure another speaker(woofer) and to use that stock four channel amp?, these subwoofer wiring diagrams are intended to help a do-it-yourself installer wire their subwoofers to amplifiers. buck, i just purchased a jl jx1000 amp and i was planning on purchasing the cvs212rg-w6v2: dual 12w6v2 prowedge sealed 4 o.) and the proper way to wire two svc 8-ohms subs to a 2-channel amp is like this. if you haven't purchased the amp yet, remember that you're looking for rms rating and give the "subwoofer wiring diagrams" article another look to help guide you. i'm wondering if this amp will work with the 2 kicker comp 4 ohm svc subs i have in a sealed bassworks truck box., three dvc 4-ohm subs get wired together to a 2-channel amp like this. i want to try for at least 700 watts a speaker could i wire it up so that's possible or would i need to get a new amp. you can certainly put both in a system, but you won't get any kind of clean bass sounds out of it. if that's not loud enough for you, you'll have to get a stronger amplifier. so i've heard a lot of my buddies refer to you diagrams for wiring up subs and i've used them a few time to help. an epicenter would connect between the receiver and sub amp via the subwoofer patch cables. if yours are the dvc 2-ohm models, i do not recommend wiring them to that amp at all, as it would probably blow them to smithereens.: an amplifier puts out more power to a low impedance sub than it does to a higher impedance sub. i have them presenting a 4 ohm load to my boss cxx2705 5 channel amp with the sub channel pushing 600 watts rms . (if it's a 2-channel amplifier, that's 315 watts rms per channel., you can't: four dvc 4-ohm subwoofers can only get wired together to form either a 2-ohm load, a ½-ohm load, or a 32-ohm load. this will produce up to 2500 watts rms of power, which may very well require upgrading your vehicle's electrical system with a second battery, a capacitor, or a high-output alternator. is it best to keep the watt low at 300 or should i go for a different an amp that can do 500 watt rms at 4 ohm? i listen to rock, rap etc, i have always had a trunk and i know when you pop the trunk it sounds bad., you can wire those subs to that amp, just don't expect a lot of bass from the system. diagram from head unit with 6 pre-outs to go to a single mono block amp an 2 four channel amps. but you may not realize how polyester fiber stuffing can help your bass. im having 2xpioneer dvc sub1400w each, so i wana know if i can buy 6000watts ice power amp 4ch/mono?, in the world of car audio, you "bridge" two adjacent amplifier channels together to form a single more-powerful amp channel. back the volume knob down a bit, and your woofer is safe; clean, high-volume sound will not damage your speaker. that subwoofer would be much happier being driven by a much larger amplifier, like a pioneer gm-d9601, that can drive a 1-ohm load with up to 1200 watts rms., you can make five pairs of series-wired speakers, and parallel wire all five pairs together, and end up with a 3., yes, i think you have the best wiring scheme possible for that equipment. typical car stereo amplifier is stable down to 4 ohms in mono (or bridged) mode or 2 ohms in stereo. if you meant running your three subs with three separate amps, then yes, that's a good and economical solution, over a single high-priced 3000 or 4000 watts rms amp., thanks for the info on the sub/amp that has really helped me with my decision, i would like to know if the following system will be a decent upgrade over factory equipment. if you buy the amp from crutchfield, you'll get a 25% discount for the amp's wiring kit, as well as lifetime tech support. your dvc 4-ohm sub should only be paired with another dvc 4-ohm sub. also my sub went into protection mode last night when i had my amp up to the level i wanted so i thought it would be the wiring.: the right answer to this question depends upon which subwoofer you choose., you should not wire different impedance subwoofers together to the same amplifier because the lower impedance sub will get twice the power of the higher impedance sub, possibly under-powering one while over-powering the other. a sub's rms power handling and impedance are essential to making a match with an amplifier. can't you take a dvc 4ohm sub and wire it where you run a split wire from both the positive and negative to each of the 4 terminals for a 4 ohm load ?, usually people run one speaker per channel of a 4-channel amplifier, without bridging channels together. have 2 savard hi q 10s 1200w dvc@ 4 ohm in a ported fox box and a massive e4 amp 1ohm stable 2000w x 1 rms., you've got an amplifier that can put out 1000 watts rms into 2 ohms for a subwoofer that can get wired at 2 ohms and rated for 1000 watts rms - sounds perfect to me., i can find no information at all about that amp, not even on ct sounds' website., pioneer makes champion subs in svc 4-ohm and dvc 4-ohm models, and i can find nothing on the web about that amp as described., you wire two dvc 4-ohm subs to a 2-channel amp like this. i just picked up a infinity kappa one monoblock amp which is rated at 500w rms x 1 at 4 ohms and 800w rms x 1 at 2 ohms. what would be the best way to wire the subs to get the maximum bass. the second pair is there for convenience and if you hook a speaker to both it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. i purchased 1 12" kicker 40vcwr122 2 ohm dvc 500 rms sub and the kenwood kac-5001ps class d mono amp 300 rms at 4 ohm and 500 rms at 2 ohm., you could wire those subs to that amp like this diagram., two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a one-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 16-ohm load., in spite of its published specifications, that amplifier doesn't have enough power for one of those subs, much less two. this confuses me because the amplifier says that running on 2 ohm, it delivers 900w of power. if you want left-right separation for your subs, two mono amps will work best., it sounds like you'll need to wire your subs as a 4-ohm load. i am wondering if i need to wire these subs in parallel and only use 2 of the speaker terminals on the amp instead of all 4? this way, you can wire the subwoofer according to your system design and preferences., two dvc 4-ohm subs can be wired to a 2-channel amp this way or that way electrically, they're equivalent - the amp will put out the same wattage in each case. if you did, you could call tech support for free help (in english) wiring your system. it sounds to me that your subs are wired correctly and that your amplifier might need more air space to keep cool. assuming your amplifier is not stable for a one-ohm load, you'd have to connect it all up like this, at 4-ohms, resulting in half the power directed through twice the number of subs. can u tell me how to get the best sound from this amp to the speakers. that way the two voice coils will play the same thing at the same time..
the second speaker output terminal is there for convenience and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. at 700 watts rms total, 350 per sub, it'd under power the subs a bit, but you should be alright as long as you don't send them distorted signals trying to get more bass out of them than they can handle. buck, i have a svc 2ohm 8" single sub and two 4ohm svc 6x9 and two 4ohm svc 6. have 2 alpine type e svc subs in a sealed bassworx box with a jl jx500/1 mono block amp. i was going to run 4 of the subs down to 2ohm at the amp. if you want a question answered about a system, you must identify the equipment by brand names and model numbers. it is perfectly safe to run a 1000 watts rms rated sub with a 500 watts rms amp, as long as you don't send distortion through the sub trying to get more bass out of it. they're in a ported box and i plan on hooking up a boss ar3000d (3000x1) mono amp with a 3. two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a ½-ohm, a 2-ohm, or an 8-ohm load. if you bought your gear at crutchfield, you could call tech support for free help troubleshooting your system. is andy, i have two rockford p3sd4-10 paired with a kicker zx350. can i hook this up to my factory head unit?-ohm load, which apparently any of those amps can handle. i know that you can wire them for a total of 4 ohms, but i would like to run them at 2 ohms for the advantage in power., i see what you mean - a web search came up with a few different amplifiers with different specs., that amplifier is a mono, 1-channel amp - you're probably confused by its two pairs of output terminals. mounting a sub facing in or out of its enclosure depends on which way sounds and looks better to you. if the amp ratings you describe are rms numbers, then either amp will probably blow that sub. have two kicker cvr dual voiceoil 15" speakers and my amp os a hifonics brutus 2000 watt (25th anniversary series). is there a way to wire both subwoofers to my amplifier so that they're 4ohm but get 250w each and not 500w each? if the amp can put out 90 watts rms at 4 ohms, it'll probably put out about 45 watts rms at 8 ohms, though, which might not sound so good through a 100 watts rated sub. its been so long my comp was acting stupid but i finally got it to work this is just a little tip i have for bridging and 2 subs to a single/mono chann. most mono, 1-channel amplifiers have two speaker output terminals that are wired together inside the amp. i am having problems making my setup sound cleaner/ which boxes to use/ which amp to pair with subs/ wiring issues? mtx subwoofer has two sets of speaker connections, which means it has two voice coils. many speakers you can put on 4 ohms on a crest 9001. the instructions that come with your amp will show how the connections should be made. you should be alright as long as you never play distortion, trying to get louder bass. have two 12" kenwoods svc 400 watt rms and a one 12" 1600watt (peak) lanzar max pro dvc could i hook these up to a boss audio r 3400d riot 3400-watts monoblock class d 1 channel 1 ohm stable amplifier? but not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofer you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. but in reality, these terminals are actually tied together inside the amp — both positives are going to the same place inside the amp, as are both negatives. have 2 svc 12" mtx thunder 4500's and 1 12" dvc polk audio dxi 124 hooked to a 2 channel spl series 2 z2x-1600 1600watt max mosfet crossover. the amplifier you mentioned, for example, can deliver 300 watts rms to a 2-ohm sub, but only 150 watts rms to a 4-ohm sub., i have a 1 channel 1100watt 250 rms at 4ohms boss amp and wanted to hook it up to a pair of jl 3w single 4ohm subs. can i buy a basic loc (axxess ax-aloc608 or the more expensive lc2ib) and hook up the stock sub wiring to the loc (instead of using the rear speaker left and right +- for the loc) then to the amp to power the p2d2-10? your dvc 4-ohm subwoofer rated for 1000 watts rms will work best with an amp that can put out between 750 and 1500 watts rms at 2 ohms. have a kenwood kac-9106d mono amp 1000 watt rms @ 2 ohms and 500 watt rms @ 4 ohms then i have one 15" rockford fosgate p3 2 ohm dvc subwoofer, wiring the sub at 4 ohms its like the amp just wont push the sub at all, if i wire it down to 1 ohm it slams my p3 but my amp is only 2 ohm stable, the amp does not over heat or really even get warm, is this an okay setup or could i have better sound quality with a different wiring option?! recently bought a second hand rockford t1000-1bd (older style) and wired to two 4 ohm dvc subs for a final one ohm per the diagram. how do i wire 5 4ohm svc subs and what impedance will i get to my . if your present system isn't loud enough for you, consider getting a more powerful 4-channel amp. you can use this diagram as a wiring guide for your sub., what you describe is exactly the way some one-channel amplifiers get hooked up. or should i hook up the seperate subs to their each channel? if the subwoofers are memphis pr12d4s, then each is rated for 250 watts rms and that amp wired that way will be able to give them exactly that much power - 250 watts rms each, 500 watts total. if you have the dvc 2-ohm model, then it can be wired as either a 1-ohm load, or as a 4-ohm load when you wire it like this diagram. you can wire two dvc 4-ohm subs to a mono amp like this. however, i also have a 4 channel alpine amp that i want to use for voice. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify the gear by brand names and model numbers. if that's just a standard car speaker, then you probably could run it off one of the pioneer's outputs., just as when two 4-ohm voice coils wired together in parallel form a 2-ohm final load, two 2-ohm subs wired together in parallel form a 1-ohm load., either of those amplifiers will work fine with those subs wired like this., yes, you can connect the leads of the second sub to your mono amp's second set of terminals. i have a quick question for you i have 4 18 inch subs that are 2 ohm dvc i want to hook them up to a 2 channel 4 ohm amp is this possible. noobishly i went out and bought two class d monoblock bass amps because i saw that at 4 ohms their rms rating is 1100 and max at 2300 since i intended to run one amp per sub. i also don't know what amp i should get for this system because i honestly have no idea what would help me get the best results for a ported box. the amp i have is a pioneer gm-a5702, which is 2-channel 2 ohms and bridgeable to 4 ohms., re audio does not publish any meaningful specs on their subwoofers, and in fact say that their mt series subs have customizable coil options but don't say what those options are. or if either of those amps could even power those subs? was looking at buying a 5 channel jl audio amp to power some components, and two of the jl shallow mount w3's. if you want a wiring question answered about your system, you must identify your subwoofer better. what size or kind of amp would you recommend or do i need two amps. have two alpine type r's and i'm wondering if i can put them inside my memphis box that holds two memphis sr's and is ported. no matter how or to what amp you hook it up, it will always have a nominal impedance of 8 ohms - you can't change that. i am the one who asked the question about mixing a 2ohm and a 4 ohm sub on my 5 channel boss amp last night . i connect a 2ohm speaker parallel to 4ohm speaker into a 2ohm stable amp? want to run 2 10"subs using one amp and 1 15" sub using a different amp.: subs for pickups — what do you have that will fit behind or under the seat?'ve just installed a 500 watt (250 rms) subwoofer with a 1050 watt (200 rms) amplifier., you quote a lot of specs for those amplifiers, some of which are relevant, some not. how to wire your sub and amp with our subwoofer wiring diagrams. to: wire mono blocks & subs - dvc/svc - parallel/series. there are many different amplifiers that can handle those subwoofers. in order to take advantage of the higher power output of these systems, your amplifier must be capable of driving loads as low as one ohm per channel. two dvc 4-ohm subs can be wired together to form a 1-ohm, a 4-ohm, or a 16-ohm load., if each of your subwoofers are in their own compartment with external connections, you can definitely connect then together, like the diagram shows, using their external terminals. i'm having trouble figuring out what kind of amp i need to buy to run this speaker as a sub to complement my current system. which wiring diagram would you recommend, the 2ohm or 8ohm? i am going to use one amp for rear subs and full range pillar mounted speakers and the second amp to power the front full range door speakers and door mounted tweeters., not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together., if the amp's specs say it can work with a 1-ohm load, then i see no reason not to hook it up that way. have a kenwood amp that will push 400w at 4o and 600w at 2o, single channel. that would send each sub up to about 133 watts rms, which is a bit under-powered but should work okay as long as you set the amp gain correctly and don't send the subs distortion in an attempt to get more bass out of them than can be delivered., you wire three svc 4-ohm subs to a mono amp stable to 1 ohm like this diagram., two dvc (dual voice coil) 4-ohm subs get wired to a mono amplifier like this., i can't recommend an amplifier i'm unfamiliar with which crutchfield doesn't carry, but it seems to me a 500-watt amp will take care of two 600-watt rated subs a little better than a 200-watt amp would. sir, i have two 12" inch kicker comp subs, what is an good amp and watts to use? i have a pioneer gm-d8601 amp which is 1600 watts at 1 ohm that i intend to power 2 pioneer tssw3002s4 subs which are 1500 watts max, 400 rms. are you trying to run two speakers and a subwoofer off one channel of amplification? you wire all sub enclosures the same way, they're pre-wired internally. signal flows from a receiver's rca outputs to the amp's inputs. this comes in handy if the volume of the box you've built turns out to be a hair shy of the cubic air space recommended for your subwoofer.?How would you wire 500rms x 1 at 4ohms or 900rms x 1 at 2ohms ? then, when you feel confident, you could rewire it like this for up to 1000 watts rms. or what's a recommended final impedance of a 2/1 channel amp? what is the best way to wire subs for most power? there are no formulas for determining how much power you gain when you bridge an amp's channels — every amp is different. take the total amperage rating of the amp's fuses and multiply by 14 volts to get the amp's maximum wattage draw from the electrical source., without knowing the rms power ratings of your amp and subs makes it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together., most 2-channel amps are not stable when bridged into 2 ohms, so you may have an issue., four svc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 16-ohm, a 4-ohm, or a 1-ohm load. find the model number of your subs and contact orion's tech support to identify what you have., if those subs are dvc 4-ohm models, you can wire them to that amp like this. i have to keep everything hidden as this is in a van that has to haul cargo and there is no room for sub boxes, i purchased 2 clarion xc1410 4 channel amps and have replaces all the factory speakers with suitable aftermarket upgrades. on the other hand, maybe you just need a tune-up, in order to make the bass in your car sound its best. you wire two 4-ohm speakers together in parallel (plus-to-plus, minus-to-minus) to get a 2-ohm load. if you want a question answered about a system, it's best you identify the equipment in question by brand names and model numbers. im not sure what ohm the subs are as they are not listed on them but i believe they are the top of rockwood product line.
, home theater subwoofers are usually powered and play mono, 1-channel sound. is there any possible configuration for me, or do i need another amp for the third sub? you may want to look into driving just two of those subs with that amp, wired like this, before getting a one-ohm stable amp that can run all three of those subs at the same time. buck ive got a sundown sd3 10" dvc 4ohm sub and a kenwood kac-7204 amp, which is a 2 channel amp. and always plan on getting more than you think you'll need - you can always trim wires that are too long, but you can't stretch wires that are too short., if you have a dual subwoofer enclosure with two sets of terminals, it may be less confusing and save speaker wire if you used only one terminal set and marked the unused one so you won't mis-connect the sub later. have an autotek sx2300 street machine 2ch bridgable 4,2,1 ohm stable mono. second coil i run [neg and pos] directly into the amp for a 2 ohm load. if you have a 2-channel amplifier the only safe way to hook it up to that sub would be like this. maybe i misunderstood what you're calling "normal" - but normally subwoofer coils come in single- and dual-coil models. if you are, check out this article for possible solutions to that problem. i wire a dvc 4 ohm subwoofer to a 4 channel amplifier? monoblock amp is 1x1000watts at 1ohm, 1x500 watts at 2ohm, and 1x250 watts @4ohms., not knowing how many rca outputs your receiver has makes it difficult to give advice on how to hook it up to your amplifiers. in addition to creating the articles and videos you find in the research area of the crutchfield website, these hard-working and talented people write the informational copy for the products on our website and in the crutchfield catalog. each sub will get half the output of the amp - up to 600 watts rms each. so, to really make your subwoofer deliver, we recommend choosing an amp rated in the upper third of your woofer's maximum rms power range. have a 8 inch nissan rockford fosgate subwoofer in my 05 sentra replaced head unit and amp head unit is kenwood purchased from you guys. most mono amps have two sets of speaker output terminals that are wired together internally. the amp is ssl ev5000d evolution series 5000-watt class d monoblock 1 ohm stable amp 1x 200 amp fuse. to hook up two 4 ohm dvc subwoofers @ 1 ohm on a mono block amp., that jbl amplifier you mention would be perfect for driving one of those dvc 6-ohm subs, being able to put out about 850 watts rms into 3 ohms., here's the thing; my boyfriend hooked up my system but, it sounds awful! assuming your two subs are alpine swr-1243ds, look for an amplifier that can put out between 900 and 1800 watts rms at 1-ohm or 4-ohms., without knowing exactly what amp and speakers you have (especially their rms power ratings) makes it impossible to know if they'll work together or not. if you can help in any way i would be most appreciative!'m looking at the mono amp using two 4 ohm dvc subs resulting in two ohm final load. would it be ok to wire these subs to this amplifier? while two 12"s may give you more of what you want on paper, it's worth assessing the power you're using with your current subs., you didn't say what impedance the subs have, so i can't say whether or not they can be safely wired together., four dvc 4-ohm subs connect to a mono amplifier like this. you can use it, but i have never seen a speaker or amplifier that could fit that large of a wire to its terminals. on the wiring diagram above, i would need to unbridge the amp and power one sub per channel @ 2 ohms. two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 16-, a 4-, or a 1-ohm load, and that amp won't work with a 1-ohm load. i have them set up to run on two channels in stereo, but wired the speaker inside of the box to drop resistance load (1/2ohms). i have the 2 12 inch power acoustics hooked up to the 2000 watt amp. would like to wire 6 svc subs to an ohm load between 1 and 3 the closer to 2 ohms the better it's a mono amp and i have the choice between 2 ohm, 4 ohm, or 8ohm for the voice coils i need to know what will get me closest to the 2 ohm load? can i wire these both without having to dump a bunch of money out for another amp? i would i need to wire my subwoofer and amp to feel more bass ., your amplifier possibly has enough power to drive one of those subs, but probably not two. or, you could wire one sub per terminal set, and then run two pairs of wires to the amp, it's electrically the same., how subs and amps get wired together depends on the subs' number of voice coils, impedance, and rms ratings, not on the size of their cones., without knowing exactly what amplifier you have, it's hard to make a recommendation about the subs., your mono, 1-channel amp has 2 sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a sub to each terminal it would result in the two subs being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance the amp sees in half. i tested one with dummy wires connected and it dropped to 2 ohm andi was thinking about hooking them up to a mono 1100 watt amp but i'm not sure if that's possible or if it would have enough power. have a mono amp a nd one svc and one svc how would i weird this both speakers are four ohms. buck in those diagrams it only shows 1 sub being wired to 1 amp. without knowing exactly which kind and how many subs you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. u bridge 2 4 ohm dvc subs to a single channel amp?, i am a bit confused on how an amplifier puts out power. i think you may have two dual voice coil (dvc) 2-ohm subs, and they should get wired to a 2-channel amplifier like this diagram. you should not wire different impedance subwoofers together to the same amplifier because the lower impedance sub will get twice the power of the higher impedance sub, possibly under-powering one while over-powering the other. that amplifier is only stable down to 4-ohms when bridged, so the diagram i showed you before is the only safe way to wire that gear together., is their a significant difference between wiring 2 2ohm subs in series to a bridged 2 channel amp vs wiring each 2 ohm sub independently to 1 of the 2 channels? you'd wire them like this diagram, changing the 4s to 6s and the 1 to 1. i saw there was a different way to wire both subs together then just have wires going from one sub to the amp not both speakers wired to the amp independently., it seems you have a dvc 2-ohm sub (can be one or 4 ohms) and a dvc 4-ohm sub (can be 2 or 8 ohms)., wire that gear together like this diagram and you ought to be good to go. start with this diagram, and wire your fifth sub in parallel to sub 1, like the others. without knowing exactly what coil configuration or impedance your sub has, i can't give advice on wiring it up., the number of speakers an amplifier can power at the same time completely depends on what kind of speakers they are, what their impedance is, and what their power ratings are. a better option would be to get a more powerful subwoofer, or a weaker amplifier., those subs are dvc 4-ohm and rated for 300 watts rms each. i also have a cadence zrs 7500d amp that is 1 ohm. proper subwoofer installation means that the power requirements between the amp and sub match, the impedance between the sub and amp are consistent, and the subwoofer is mounted in the correct box. for pickups — what do you have that will fit behind or under the seat? some would work with that 4-channel amplifier, but most would not., you can wire two dvc 4-ohm subs together to form a 1-ohm, a 4-ohm, or a 16-ohm load., using six svc 4-ohm subs i can get you to 2., i have a legacy predator la-2268 4000 watt - 2 channel bridgable mosfet amplifier and two 2ohm dvc 152x mofo 3000 watt subs., your mono, 1-channel amp has two sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. buck, i had 3 qpower 2200 4dvc ran in parallel, powered on a massive audio 4k mono and it sounded awesome but the amp kept getting really hot., two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together as a ½-ohm, a 2-ohm, or an 8-ohm load. not knowing exactly which you have makes it impossible to give advice on what amplifier to use. it possible to combine the output power of my two mono gravity amps, one 1500 watts and one 1800 watts? have a kenwood 800w 2 chanel amp and a jl audio 10 sub dvc what's the best way to wire to get the most bass? to brige 2 subwoofer to work on a single channel amp for beginners - lambo4real., most 2-channel amplifiers are not stable for a 2-ohm load when bridged. i able to hook up a 1000w amp to a 10 inch sub to my stock truck stereo?, if you had bought your gear at crutchfield, you could call tech support for free help troubleshooting your system. some high performance amplifiers can operate safely with loads as low as 1/2-ohm in stereo (1-ohm mono). 2 2 ohm speakers in parrelel wiilll gift you 1 ohm load at amp., the power supply you would need is expensive and rare. this is an important difference when using your amp to power multiple subwoofers, because you won't be able to bridge your multichannel, 4-ohm stable amp to power multiple subs that present less than a 4-ohm load. you won't get much bass but you won't blow up your amps because they were wired to the wrong impedance., not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. refer to your amp manufacturer or owner's manual to determine whether or not it can handle a low impedance load. i have a infinity reference series 611a 2 channel amp, in a previous set up i had it powering 2 15" kicker l5s, i am now trying to power a single 12" kicker l7 dvc 4 ohm, and am having trouble getting the sub to bump right, what's the correct way to hook it up for more power? have 4 svc 4ohm subs and want to wire them to all four channels on my 4 channel amp,but at a 2ohm load to the 4 channels,is it possible. my amp is a 1600 watts 2 channel the sub's are 700 rms a piece is this amp enough for both should i bridge them or get another amp? amp and 2 12 inch pioneer champion series subwoofers how would you wire them?, i don't know exactly what amplifier you have - googling "rockford fosgate prime 1500 amplifier" comes up with no meaningful results. have an autotek sx2300 800 watt rms at 1 ohm bridged, could i run four 10" svc 4 ohm subs that are 250 watt rms each on it? can i hook up the bridged amp to the jl's?, i can't find any information about that amplifier, but you should be alright if you wired that gear together like this diagram., i think i understand your question: which gives the best bass output, a single sub playing 900 watts or two playing 450 watts each? plus i'm not sure what the final impedence would be if i wired 2 up to that mono amp. i was wondering if i have 2 12 inch memphis subs rated for 500 watts each what amp should i look for?, if i understand which subwoofer you have, kicker specifies a 3., assuming you have a dual voice coil (dvc) 4-ohm sub, you'd wire it to that amp like this. see how to make a 2ohm dual voice coil to a 4ohm amplifier. i can't help you with your wiring without knowing the impedance and power rating of your svc subs. or you could find a local audio dealership that'll do your installation for a fee. do i wire 2 dual 1ohm subs to a 1 ohm amp.: a dual voice coil subwoofer has two separate voice coils (each with its own connections), offering more flexibility in system wiring than a standard sub. also carry small powered and enclosed subs that fit under or behind the seat. to wire two dual 4 ohm subwoofers to a 4 ohm final impedance | car audio 101. The office pam finds out michael is dating her mom- multichannel amplifiers, on the other hand, are typically designed to work with a 4-ohm load. four svc 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 16-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 1-ohm load. they are going to be powered by my current 5 channel amp a rockford 600-5 found it on here pn 575r6005 puts out 300 watts to the sub channel @2ohm but i'm not finding wiring diagrams for my set up its all 2 & 4 ohm diagrams. i'm not sure which amp would be the best option for those two subs., kicker makes two models of 15" l3 subs: dvc 4-ohm and dvc 2-ohm models., that amplifier is not stable for a 2-ohm load when bridged, so if you were to hook it up as you describe, it will overheat and go into protection mode. currently i have the subs wired to just one of the two terminal cups on the box and i was wondering if there is any reason that i should wire each sub to its own terminal cup. my buddy matt and i experimented with his car and a single sub once, but it always depends on the vehicle and the subs. thanks for all the great advice you guys are best. that kicker l7 sub is rated for 900 watts rms, so that infinity amplifier, at 657 watts rms into 2 ohms, may under-power it a bit., that diagram shows two dvc 2-ohm subwoofers wired to a 2-channel amplifier. there i have a phonics digital amp model number pd-397 and 2 12 hifonics brutus subs that are 4 ohm i want to get the best sound out if them. if the dvc sub can't be wired to be the same impedance as the svc subs, then they should not get wired to the same amplifier., if you want a question answered about a system, you must identify the equipment by brand names and model numbers. its a 2 channel amp and if so how should i wire this?, i've forwarded your questions to crutchfield's sales advisor team, and a member will get in touch with you by email to offer suggestions and help you choose the right sub for you. some amps have phase switch yet just reversing speaker connections changes phase. u please tell me what wiring u think would be best for 1000w 4 channel amp with 2 dvc 4 ohm subs and my subs are 2000w a piece what size amp would you recommend thank u for your help. if you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert crutchfield tech support (again, in english only) - 90 days-worth for only . box the amp came in rating are 1ohm at 1000 2ohms at 700 and 3ohms at 400 watts i had the switch at 2ohms it works but the bass goes in and out. if yours is the dvc 4-ohm model, then it can only be wired as an 8-ohm or as a 2-ohm load. i have a 2 channel 1000 watt sony explode amp in a 99 blazer 2dr. have a memphis single or 4 ohm voice coil and a 2 channel 900 watt bridgeable amp what do i set it at im not sure thankyou., that amp will provide that 2-ohm sub with 300 watts rms, which is 60% of the sub's rms rating. you could wire your gear together like this, using just two of the amp's channels bridged together, which would send 175 watts rms to the two subs, 87. simply look at the tables below to find which subwoofer wiring scenario you need and view the diagram!, check the alpine manual for the ideal box dimensions for those subs to see if they're a proper match with the memphis box. i was using the mtx amp and had 2 svc 4ohms hooked to each channel which gave a 2 ohm load at 500 rms/800 peak. this is the right way to hook 2 4 ohm subwoofers up @ 2 ohms., two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 0. i was looking at these subs: boss audio cx122 chaos exxtreme 12 inch single 4 ohm voice coil 1400 watts max 700 watts rms power handling. or, both subs powered by one amp, wired like this. i'm trying to figure out the best way to hook my subwoofers up to that amp to get the most i can out of subs. if you do, be prepared to identify your equipment by make and model number, not by what price you got it for. given the amount of current you need to run the amp and sub you describe, we can only recommend them for vehicle use. if the impedance isn't marked on the label or magnet of the sub, you'll need to find out which you have from whomever you bought it. if you need recommendations for compatible subs, just give us a call. if i use a dual channel amp and bridge the output, will my speaker work like an 4ohm, in which case an amp that can power 250 watts at 4ohms (bridged) would be sufficient? not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. to help with tuning your bass, check out this article. i have two 12 inch dvc subs rated at 600rms each at 4ohms, totaling 1200rms and 8 ohms. however, not knowing the rms wattage ratings of either the subs or amp, i can't tell you if the arrangement will work well or badly. if those specs can be trusted, an amplifier that can put out about 200 watts rms at 4 ohms will probably put out around 100 watts at 8 ohms, and should work for you. an amplifier itself has no ohms - it senses whatever load is attached to its output, and responds accordingly. the problem is that if you change something in impedance or staying the same with the 4 ohm speakers or at risk to burn or affect something. but if i can get more from the speaker and the amp. how would i wire the 2 door speakers and tweeter to get back at one of the amp channels at a 2 ohm load? have two rocker fosgate r2 12" shallow mounts dual 4ohm at 250w rms., figure 3 on page 5 of the polk db6501 owner's manual shows how a set connects to an amp channel. have a kenwood kac-8105d 1000-watt class d mono amplifier and just purchased 3 boss audio cx122 subwoofers. i had the question about the two 2ohm speakers and 1ohm amp.: what do i need to know about impedance when wiring subs to an amplifier? one point for every dollar you spend and use those points to save on future purchases. most subwoofer amplifiers produce their highest wattage with a 2-ohm load. whats the best way to wire the sub and amp to get the most power? amp and two kicker cvr subs and two insignia subs and was wondering what would be the best option for the most bass output and can i hook up all four subs to the same amp. to run two of them, look for an amp that can put out 1200 to 2000 watts rms at 4-ohms or 1-ohm. what would be the best way for me to wire these to fit my mono amp and split the 1500 watts?, i'm not familiar with those subwoofers, but i suppose a mono amplifier capable of putting out between 1500 and 3000 watts rms at 2 ohms will work., if i understand you correctly you have four svc 4-ohm subs., you should never connect subs of different impedances together to the same amplifier - the lower impedance subs will get more power than the higher impedance subs, resulting in unbalanced sound levels and potentially blown subs. then, and this is important, you need to make sure the amp's two inputs get the exact same signal, either via y-cords or a signal summing device., normally two dvc 4-ohms get wired to a 4-channel amplifier like this, but i can't recommend an amp without knowing the true rms power ratings of the subs., if you are asking what kind of wire to use to connect an amplifier to a subwoofer, we recommend using speaker wires of 12- to 16-gauge in size. i was wanting i run this as bridged from my amp. would i need two separate amps and would ii need another battery. i have read alot of the comments questions and answers but nothing on 3 ohm or 12 ohm i currently have the jbl w15gti mkii have 2 of these subs im picking out a amp to match up but having trouble making a decision the jbl w15 gti has a ohm impedance of 3 ohm or 12 ohm confusing plus a dvc of 6 ohm can you help me make sence of this in looking at the jbl gtr-1001 2600 watt 1 channel will be hooking up only one sub at this time the amp is 2 ohm at 1000 watts or 4 ohm at 700 watts the rms of the subs are 800 watts each would like to purchase a amp that can be set up for both subs or just one any advise would be appreciated. judging by the amp's 30-amp fuse and ab class, i wouldn't expect more than about 200 watts rms out of it, 100 watts for each sub., i can't make any recommendations to you because i don't know what car stereo equipment or even what model vehicles are available in your country. all you need to know is the sub's top rms rating, its coil configuration, and its impedance. a dvc 4-ohm sub rated for 1200 watts rms will work best with an amp that can put out between 900 and 1800 watts rms at 2 ohms. it allows you to set limits on how much power goes to the sub so that will be ok. your mono, 1-channel amp has 2 sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a speaker to each terminal it would result in the two speakers being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. louder w/ less power - davetheboxguy's custom ported subwoofer box & 2 cerwin vega vmax subs., i am trying to run 4 svc, 4 omh subwoofers to an amp that is only 2 ohm stable, should i follow the diagram for wiring 2 svc, 4ohm subs to a 2 ohm impedance, and do that for two pairs? that kenwood amplifier will work fine with it, supplying 500 watts rms to the 500 watts rated sub. of the most common questions in the car audio field is usually “how do i wire up my subwoofers to my amplifier? i can not find any info about this amp what so ever., a half-pound or a pound of polyfill may help with your sub's bass response. i also see that i could wire the two subs to one amp and maintain the 4ohm ratings, but, the music i listen to tends to have r/l fading bass notes which is why i'm thinking i need separate amps for the subs. lastly, want to make sure this amp can handle three of these speakers., the only way i can think of to repair your sub is to contact jbl and find out if there is a replacement woofer available. i also have a rockford fosgate 800a2 amp bridge ar 4 ohms. the current from the amplifier is then divided equally among all the drivers according to their respective impedances. and each sub requires the same amount of port space, so if you were to mount the two subs sharing one enclosure, you would need to enlarge the port. will this be enough power for the subs and what wiring do you recommend? amp is 1500 w max power, 1 channel 1125 w x 1 rms @ 2 ohm 563 w x 1 rms @ 4 ohm. zeus zrx series mono block d class 3200 watt vehicle amplifier3200 watt mono block d class amplifier 1 x 800 @ 4 ohms, 1 x 1600 @ 2 ohms, 1 x 3200 watts @ 1 ohm., assuming the two subs are wired together and to the amp correctly, like this for instance, each sub will receive exactly one-half of what the amp puts out. the two voice coil configurations allow for different wiring options. the amp is a monoblock with two outputs for two subwoofers, two positive terminals and two negative terminals., an amplifier can be 2-channel or mono (one-channel), but not both. also, how do i hook both subwoofers up if i only have one left/right rca input on my receiver?, first of all, your dvc 4-ohm subwoofer can only get wired as a 2-ohm or as an 8-ohm load. you could keep the amplifier, get two svc 2-ohm subs, and end up with a 600-watts rms sub system. the infinity 1262w is a fine subwoofer and you can find out more about it at crutchfield. buck i have two alpine type r 1042-d dvc 4 ohm woofer and kole audio xp22000 2 channel amp what would be the best set up to get the best performance , the ratings for the amp say 900 w rms in 4 ohm bridged would that blow the alpines or can the alpines handle that ? i have a kicker compr12 and a alpine v12 m1005 amp n blew one speaker already thanks to the warranty i was able to get another one but i'm scared to hook it up cuz i don't want to blow it my amp is digital n really don't know much bout the levels on it any help. if you need to use more amp inputs than there are receiver outputs, you can use y-cord rca adapters to accommodate them. your mono, 1-channel amp has 2 sets of speaker output terminals, wired together inside the amp, for convenience, and if you hook a sub to each terminal it would result in the two subs being wired in parallel, cutting the total impedance in half. that amp will put out about 900 watts rms to the pair of those subs, 450 to each. my last set up got stolen out of my truck so i acquired from a friend 2 kicker compr12 2ohm dvc 40cwr112, mtx thunder 5500 dual 4ohm subs with a kenwood kac-9106d amp. two dvc 4-ohm subs can only get wired as a 16-ohm, a one-ohm, or a 4-ohm load. the amp, 550 rms, that i am using or the sub? a google search for a kenwood 694s amp came up empty. i have the polk audios hooked up to the kenwood 5 channel amplifier. then, look for one-channel subwoofer amplifier that can put out between 500 to 1000 watts rms at one ohm.