#### Car Audio Subwoofers for Dummies: A Basic How-To Installation

, 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. disconnect it, use a wire brush or cleaning agent on the ground connection area and try again. given the information above, which type of amp do you recommend and why? enclosure does more than simply hold the woofer; it is an integral part of the system. i can actually hear the bass kicking and thumping now as before it seemed well under driven despite the speakers being rated at 350 watt rms 750 watt peak. or can you run 2 dvc 2ohms subs with the 4dvc sub? have two power acoustik mofo152x subs and a crunch gpa 2000. but i think you'll be safe running that speaker with an amp that can put out 500 watts rms at 4 ohms., this is a great guide for matching amps and subs based on impedance, power, and number of voice coils. 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? for fuses (for a small or moderate system 20-30 amps usually will do it). you can wire two dvc 4-ohm subs to a mono amp like this. does this mean that if wired in parallel correctly to get 1ohm impendance that each sub will receive exactly 600 watts? the wiring scheme i showed you may work just fine, or the amp may overheat and go into protection mode. if you're ordering internationally, you may want to read our shipping details before ordering. the box i'm building for this project is 3 cubic feet the 6 subs take ., 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., 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., 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. i have a four channel amp and two subs in one box. 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? 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. 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. once it's secure, cut a length of the power wire to reach the fuse, and connect it to one side of the fuse holder. the amp is ssl ev5000d evolution series 5000-watt class d monoblock 1 ohm stable amp 1x 200 amp fuse., you can make five pairs of series-wired speakers, and parallel wire all five pairs together, and end up with a 3. 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? you know the internal volume you want to achieve, you'll decide on the dimensions of the enclosure. i want to run these ix-8's at one ohm on that 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. this is bad for the subwoofer because it holds the cone (the big circle part! if you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert crutchfield tech support - 90 days-worth for only . can i use the factory wires to run them thew rca's for the audio input for my amplifier? subwoofers have different impedances (dual 4 ohm, single 2 ohm, etc) that change your wiring options when you add or subtract woofers.: an amplifier puts out more power to a low impedance sub than it does to a higher impedance sub. im looking to get max bass without over powering them. not knowing exactly which you have makes it impossible to give advice on what amplifier to use., 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. two single voice coil (svc) 2-ohm subs can get wired together to form a 4-ohm or a 1-ohm load. with a 2000 watt power acoustic cpt mono app 4/2ohm stable class a/b amp.-ohm sub's coils are wired in series to form a 3-ohm load. 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. 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., most 2-channel amps can't drive loads lower than 4 ohms when bridged, and don't have enough power to drive 2 subs. for your set-up, just use one plus/minus pair of terminals. i have a 600 watt rms 4ohm svc sub and a mono block amp capable of 2-8ohm. 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 kenwood 800w 2 chanel amp and a jl audio 10 sub dvc what's the best way to wire to get the most bass? if you want to wire one to each channel of your amp, wire them like this diagram. is there a way to wire them up to a 1ohm impedance? they also take up less space than a separate amplifier and subwoofer. i want to wire them both to get the 2 ohm @ 600w. if you do hook your amp up to the one-ohm setup, it will probably overheat or go into protect mode., i'm currently doing a subwoofer install with 2, 4 ohm dvc subwoofers wired down to 1 ohm and i am trying to figure out how to wire the terminal cups. amp and 2 12 inch pioneer champion series subwoofers how would you wire them? you what to end up with a 2ohm load, and you have a one 4ohm dvc sub . 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. the only safe way to hook up your gear is to connect each subwoofer to a separate amplifier. not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. 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. 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. sorry i'm new at this (first car, first system) and i wanna do it right., saying an amplifier is 2-ohm stable means that it can safely power any load greater than or equal to 2 ohms. earthquake 10" subs are like a piece and they get great reviews. start by wiring each of your subs' voice coils together like the sub in this diagram, (change all marked 2s to 1s and all 4s to 2s in the diagram), making each a 2-ohm sub. 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. two options for subs(2) are dvc 1 ohm and dvc 2 ohm. this is how it should get wired, with the voice coil jumper wiring already done inside the enclosure by kicker., you could wire that gear together like this, but the amp would only be able to put out 150 watts rms to the sub. you can wire your gear together like this, just make sure the amp gain is set very low, so no loud distortion ever plays. mount your component subwoofer to an appropriate enclosure by connecting the leads to the terminal cup, and using mounting screws. that 2-ohm loaded enclosure should work nicely with that amplifier. without knowing exactly which kind and how many subs you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. is there a way to wire both subwoofers to my amplifier so that they're 4ohm but get 250w each and not 500w each? 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., the only way to know for sure how your subs are wired is to open the box and look. 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. i am looking at getting an audiopipe apcl-15001d amp and it is capable of running 1500w at 1 ohm. 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., 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. have the alpine mrv-f300 and i'm already using channels 1 & 2 to power a pair of speakers. have a pioneer gm 5602 (900w) 2 channel amplifier and two diamond audio tx 122s dvc 2 ohms., 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., i have a rockford fosgate power t1000-1bdcp sub amp. the 2 speaker out put terminals confuse me i don't know how they connect inside the amp to change impedance. maybe a diagram or something that i can bring to a professional? i only have one speaker output from a tma t500. 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. for immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat - just click on the phone icon at the very top of this page. is there any way i can run both amps from the one output without losing signal integrity? the disadvantage of bridging is that bridged channels can't drive impedance loads as low as they can when unbridged. is there a way to wire those three to get to 2ohm instead of 2. names jacob and i have (4) planet audio ac12d 4ohm dvc 12's. in this configuration, that amp should be able to put out about 230 watts rms, perfect for that 250 watts rms rated sub. 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. 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. 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. will it be able to deliver 250watt to each coil even tho my amp don't support 1 ohm. if that's not loud enough for you, you'll have to get a stronger amplifier. 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?, seeing as a dvc 4-ohm sub can only get wired as a 2-ohm or as an 8-ohm load, it is not okay to use one as a replacement for an svc 4-ohm sub. i'm looking at getting 2 pioneer champion 10" (ts-w259d4) subs, and hooking them up to a 1000 watt 2-channel amp. 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 will give that a try tonight, my l7 is an older one, i believe its 750 rms 1500 max of not mistaken, being that my amp has two sets of terminals should it be bridged or just hooked up to one set? both subs are wired separately and connected where they both enter the negative and positive terminals on my amp. i wouldn't think a 500-watt sub amp installed correctly would strain a vehicle's stock electrical system. if you want a question answered about your system, you should identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. and well never seen a 10 wit 2 negatives on one side and 2 positives on the other. you choose the subwoofer or subwoofers that suit your musical needs best, and then select the box size that will optimize their sonic properties. to play right your subs will need an amplifier that can put out from 250 to 450 watts rms at 4 ohms. and speaking of issues, i know of no car electrical system that can support so much power (5000 watts rms). to know the best way to hook my dvc subs fosgate p3's to my 4 channel mtx thunder 304. if so, which battery would be best for my situation? 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. orders received by 5pm et (m-f) ship the same day. 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? make sure you're not blocking access to your spare tire and, if you drill holes for the brackets, work carefully and be sure you're not cutting through the gas tank or a brake line. perhaps this diagram can help you visualize what you will need to do to get your system up and running. you can go ahead and wire it up, though, using that diagram with all the 2s changed to 1s. i am tight on money and trying my best to work with what i can afford. 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? or is the battery sufficient enough to handle the sound that i have? 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 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. would it be safe to run at 2 o for long periods of time on the jx1000? two dvc 4-ohm subs can get wired as a one-ohm load . and i am about to build a box for the 3 subs, should i port it or seal it?, i can't recommend subs or enclosures i'm unfamiliar with which crutchfield doesn't carry. 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., first of all, your dvc 4-ohm subwoofer can only get wired as a 2-ohm or as an 8-ohm load., 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. will i get 500 to each sub or will it split to 250 to each., you'll get the best bang for your buck with the dvc 2-ohm models, wired together like this., 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. i am confused with what's possible, what's not & what the best setup would be., it would not be good to bridge that amplifier to a 2-ohm load - it will overheat and then shut down in protect mode. 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., the power rating for the p1s4-12 matches that amp's output better than the other sub. most mono, 1-channel amplifiers have two speaker output terminals that are wired together inside the amp. 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)., without knowing the rms power ratings of your amp and subs makes it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. and the 10" loaded sub all still to be installed, will these items complement each other., i see in the owner's manual for the kenwood kdc-122 that confusing note about not using the front and rear speaker connections at the same time when using only two speakers in a system. i have a 15 inch l7 that i want running at 4 ohms but not sure how the wiring is suppose to look. (can be switched from 2-4 ohms) ready to be installed with a rf 750 prime amp into a ported enclosure. enclosure from jl audio comes with the sub already mounted. you can wire in parallel for maximum output, or series for a higher-impedance, multiple woofer setup. for wire: the amount of current that will pass through it determines how thick it should be - thin wire resists high current flow and heats up, losing energy. 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. this confuses me because the amplifier says that running on 2 ohm, it delivers 900w of power. should run the power and remote control down the right as factory speaker wires run down the left due to fire risks if the power cable shorts out and you have your speaker cables down the same side it will blow your head deck (cd player). i'm not sure which amp would be the best option for those two subs., using six svc 4-ohm subs i can get you to 2. again, due to the difference in sensitivity, the three 15s will play considerably louder than the four 10s, even though they'd be getting the same amount of power (2500 watts rms each set), so there may be balance issues., you seem to be lost in a pile of specifications and misinformation. 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. the amp is 1000 rms will both subs have 500 rms each or what. you've got four speakers and four channels of amplification - sounds perfect to me., 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. or, use one positive and one negative amp terminal for the pair of subs, it doesn't matter which. i'm somewhat new to all this and just want to find the best way to hook both of the subs up. xm-gtx 1000 2 channel and dvc punch p3 2ohm how can i wire this and not hurt my amp? 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., two dvc 4-ohm subs get wired together to an amp like yours that can handle a 1-ohm load like this., that mono subwoofer amplifier can't reproduce the notes in vocal range. 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. seeing as 4ohm in 12's seems to be very common and cheaper than 2ohm subs. using just one channel of the amp to drive your sub sounds like the best plan. 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. 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. as far as sealed vs ported, check out this article for help deciding. 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..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. 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 did call the tech line today, before i came across the dayton and they just said, we don't have a replacement. if your amp can put out 1500 watts rms to two subs, each will get 750. they also make your other speakers more efficient by diverting notes that full-range speakers strain to reproduce. there are numerous articles explaining the pros and cons of each type of enclosure, far too many to list in this article. i doubt you can find a replacement or repair costing less than a new compact powered subwoofer would, though. am trying to help my son install the new amp and sub that he recently purchased., it sounds like you'll need to wire your subs as a 4-ohm load., 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. wire your speakers in parallel, connect the positive (+) leads of both speakers to the amplifier's positive (+) terminal, and the negative (-) leads of both speakers to the amp's negative (-) terminal. first question is which box is best [removed links to online auction site sale of a sub enclosure]. if 350w gets divided to 175w each for each sub @ 2 ohms and 200w will go to each sub @ 4ohms, is that 25w power difference noticeable specially in a shared enclosure? first i will list my setup as accurately as possible for you. have three dvc 4 ohm 12 in subs, is it possible to wire them for 1 ohm?, kicker 15" l7 subwoofers come in dvc 2-ohm and dvc 4-ohm models. not turn up the volume or gain too high or you may produce clipping in the subwoofers. 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?. that amplifier won't work with two channels bridged to run a 2-ohm sub, it'll overheat and go into protection mode. and i have two different amps one of them is a bazooka el1500 and the other is a kicker zx350., 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. ordnance makes a variety of enclosures to accommodate most sizes of subs. have a mt series re 15 inch subwoofer which has a 8 layer aluminum voice coils how do i wire it. would held the best sound, and what would be my best option for wiring, i'm fairly new to sound systems., in the world of car audio, you "bridge" two adjacent amplifier channels together to form a single more-powerful amp channel.. i have two dvc 4 ohms subs, an a monoblock stable for 2 ohms. have a stereo kenwood kdc-122 [link removed] of 45x4 watts (continuous 22x4) and want to connect a pair of speakers 6x9 210 watts ( 70 continuous) (jbl-gt7-96)1 using all channels of the stereo, that is, use both channels for front and rear speaker channels to another horn. if that is the case, a capacitor may fix that issue. sure you do not put the fuse in until the end., without knowing the power ratings of the subwoofer, i cannot suggest a wiring solution., 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. 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. most people would go with a single sub out of space considerations, but if you have the room, go ahead and get two. more on the topic, check out our article how to build a subwoofer box. 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?, that amp can put out 150 watts rms when bridged into a 4-ohm load., check out how to make the bass in your car sound its best., 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. a good example of an amp that'll fit that bill is a pioneer gm-d9601, wired to those subs like this. i've looked at the cvr which fits and the cvx which didn't.#### Attaching a Subwoofer to a Home Theater | Smarthome Solution

'm looking at getting 4 door speakers, 150 watt rms each and a 700 watt rms subwoofer for my 04 mustang gt. am purchasing 2 skar audio ix-8's which are dvc and the skar audio msk which is 1 ohm stable. each channel (door) i have 2 -4 ohm speakers and 1 tweeter., not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. then i have 2 kicker - cs694 6" x 9" coaxial speakers that are 4-ohm and are 150w rms. so my question is should i wire it where both subs a are wired like the 2 svc 4ohm mono diagram shown or if i'm good with keeping the wiring i have. 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. i would i need to wire my subwoofer and amp to feel more bass . 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. i've bridged a 8 ohm sub which theoretically gave me 460 rms watts at 4 ohms and so rather than connect a second sub to be bridged off those same lines i used the remaining terminals on the amp to bridge so theoretically it should push the amplifier at 2 ohm max 600 watt rms or 2,000 watt peak. 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. 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? you won't get much bass but you won't blow up your amps because they were wired to the wrong impedance. just be sure to never play distortion trying to get loud bass. they differ electronically in the way an amplifier will react to being connected to them., sealed and ported subwoofers play the same bass frequencies, but with different tonality., the impedance specification of a subwoofer is its "nominal" (in name only) impedance, because the real impedance actually changes according to what frequency note is being played. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify the gear by model numbers as well as brand names. 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. i figured if it sounded like crap i could unport it . i've forwarded your recommendation 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 your daughter's system. 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 . without better identification, i'm afraid i can't give you wiring advice. on the plate it says it is 100w and 8 oph. that i want to connect to two 15" comp vr subs. the 2ohm dvc subs are 250 watts with a 500 watt peak. i am looking for a sub amp that will be mounted under driver's seat. it's hard to know from your question what the application is -- car or home? customers have trusted us with their business, and they’ve helped us win awards for our service. 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. maybe a better solution for you would be to parallel wire eight speakers together and get a one-ohm load. 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?, the way to connect two dvc 2-ohm subs to a 2-channel amplifier is like this. 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. if you want a question answered about a system, you must identify the gear by model numbers as well as brand names. articleshow to install a car stereohow to hook up your ipod to a car stereohow to install a remote entry system on a dodge avengerhow to pick the right aftermarket car stereo. i want all vocal but my amo says its a. 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? manufacturers give a nominal ("in name only") value impedance for their subwoofers that is usually around the lowest impedance the voice coil measures while playing a sweep of frequencies..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? buck ive got a sundown sd3 10" dvc 4ohm sub and a kenwood kac-7204 amp, which is a 2 channel amp.? the manual that came with it is completely worthless and doesn't even have this amp in it.?How would you wire 500rms x 1 at 4ohms or 900rms x 1 at 2ohms ? wiring – this is a wiring configuration that applies the same voltage to all the connected components." if your cd player does not have a "subwoofer output", or if you are using a stock cd player, you will need a device called an inline converter. have an autotek sx2300 street machine 2ch bridgable 4,2,1 ohm stable mono. your system needs one full-range amplifier channel for each speaker. 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. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify the gear by brand names and model numbers. boss audio p126dvc phantom 12 " woofer with dual 4 ohm voice coil 2300 watts max 1150 watts rms power handling 84db sensitivity, 31 hz resonant frequency. 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). 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. most subwoofer amplifiers produce their highest wattage with a 2-ohm load. what would be the best way to wire this amplifier to this single subwoofer?, that amplifier will probably be able to drive a 6"x9" speaker with two of its channels bridged together. 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 . when multiple speakers are wired in series, the total impedance of the system increases., i assume you're talking about an amplifier for a harley ultra classic with the hk radio, because that's what it was made to work with. the remote wire is a simple 12v signal that the cd player outputs to tell the amplifier to turn on., 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., a single dvc 2-ohm sub can only get wired as a 1-ohm or a 4-ohm load. 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. the best you can do with your gear is to wire each voice coil to a separate channel of the amp. 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 .. my question is should i stay with that wiring or change it to parallel to get the 1 ohm? it's a small box that has 4 input wires and the 2 necessary rca output that will run to the amplifier., i'm not sure i understand your question, but i'll try., if by "a set" you mean two, then two svc 2-ohm subs get wired to an amp like that like this. they will fight each other and at least one of them will lose. and if you like the way it sounds, you should let the folks at kicker know about it. are the subs that have the selectable impedance switch on the back of the woofer for either 2 ohm or 4 ohm. 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? the reason they don't list those specs is the amp can't do those things. that amp ought to work with those subs wired like this. 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. by continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. 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. am planning on getting two 1262w 1200watt infinity subs, and i don't know if it would be better to get a mono or two channel amp, if so, why bridge it to one sub then serial it to the next? some items that ship from the manufacturer can only be delivered. you have the cd player removed, plug the rca white and red plugs into the back of the deck where it says "subwoofer output. 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. electric drill (for mounting amp, drilling holes for wires, or to mount sub enclosure [which is also a good idea]). have a boss cxx27005 5 channel amp (600w-950w on the sub channel ) with a pioneer w3004d 600 watt duel 4 ohm voice coil., if you want to run that sub at one ohm, you set the jumper on it to the 1-ohm setting. what would be the best way for me to wire these to fit my mono amp and split the 1500 watts? my question is can i split the outputs from the jensen vx7020 head unit to achieve my goal? if so, then the answer is that that equipment cannot be safely wired together.: impedance is the amount of electrical resistance a sub puts up against an amplifier's output., set each sub for 2 ohms, wire it all like this and rock on. a few signs of bad woofer wiring are less bass output, distortion or clipping, a burning smell which indicates burnt voice coils and potentially a blown subwoofer. up for our email newsletter, then enter to win a 0 rewards card. if you want a question answered about a system, it's best you identify the equipment in question by brand names and model numbers., or amplified, subs offer an ease-of-use that's handy if you drive a rented or leased vehicle., as far as i can tell, the audiobahn aw121t is a dual voice coil (dvc) 4-ohm subwoofer. on the wiring diagram above, i would need to unbridge the amp and power one sub per channel @ 2 ohms. i used the wiring diagram on your website and it did not mention anything about having two terminals to wire. 4-ohm dvc sub, mono amp: 2-ohm load diagram do the trick?, i was trying to create the best setup for myself. each coil has a 4 ohm impedance, so when wired in parallel, each sub presents a 2 ohm load. 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. am currently trying to make a triple subwoofer ported box with either: three 12 inch alpine swr-12d2 subwoofer's or three alpine swr-12d4 subwoofer's., i would definitely believe what's on the amp over what's on the internet., a half-pound or a pound of polyfill may help with your sub's bass response. 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. 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. but not all amplifiers can drive low impedance systems safely., 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. assuming those subs are dual voice coil (dvc) 4-ohm subs you'd wire four of them to that amp like this diagram. 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. it's more work, yes, but you get to create the sound you want., a single dvc 4-ohm sub can only be wired as a 2-ohm or an 8-ohm load. the amp is a monoblock with two outputs for two subwoofers, two positive terminals and two negative terminals., 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. 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? 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.. 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. manual says both but also wanna know how to wire it up for 2ohm or 4ohm loads., i am a bit confused on how an amplifier puts out power. then under the hood clamp the wire down to the battery. i am thinking of purchasing one alpine swr10, but am not sure if to go for the d2 or the d4., i've passed your question along to our sales team for the best answer. it sounds like for your set-up, that's exactly what you did: wired one sub to each set of terminals. have a single soundstream xxx15 its a quad coil ,my amps only 1 ohm stable how do i wire to get 1ohm?, 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. how do i wire 5 4ohm svc subs and what impedance will i get to my . i will be getting 3 with the possibility of 4 in the future. amp, which i am trying to connect to with 2 12" 4ohm dvc jbl subwoofers at a 2ohm load each. what are pro and cons and do you have the wiring diagram for this type of application? i also have a cadence zrs 7500d amp that is 1 ohm., 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. wondering what size amp i should get, had a 3500 watt one but it gave out. in your case, you can do it that way or like the diagram. my question is can i wire that subwoofer to 1ohm?, a dvc 4-ohm sub can get wired as a 2-ohm load or an 8-ohm load., 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. 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. you can certainly put both in a system, but you won't get any kind of clean bass sounds out of it. 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.'m planning on buying two rockford fosgate r2 shallow mount subwoofers, they are 500 watt peak a piece and 2 ohms., 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. 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. some stereo shops have huge spools of wire available by the foot. is this setup or wiring the best option to get optimal performance? so i have an alpine mrx m110 amp and i recently picked up 2 (12") lanzar maxp124d max pro dvc 1600watts 800rms. for wiring subwoofers, we recommend using wires of 12- to 16-gauge in size. is andy, i have two rockford p3sd4-10 paired with a kicker zx350. buck, i didn't know if it would work i wired it all up, not to my head unit i got an adapter and spliced it in with my rear deck speakers. voice coil (svc) or dual voice coil (dvc): if your component subwoofer has 4 wiring terminal posts, it's a dvc. a gain knob should usually never be at it's full position. running the amp at 2 ohms would have what effects on heat or long term reliability, if any?, most 2-channel amps are not stable when bridged into 2 ohms, so you may have an issue. 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. therefore, in calculating the overall external dimensions of the box, you must take into account the thickness of the board, the space occupied by the speaker and any internal bracing. 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? you can find a hole somewhere in the bottom right of the firewall. 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. customers have trusted us with their business, and they’ve helped us win awards for our service., 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 have an old school mtx thunder 2300x and one l7 4ohm dvc how would you wire it and is 1 sub bridgeable?, 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. 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. any idea's about that or where you went to find out or how you know. 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. i want to connect negative to negative and positive to positive which gives me 1 ohm load. 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. he figured out how to run it by the time he was two., sorry, it is not possible to wire a dvc 4-ohm and a dvc 2-ohm sub together to form a 4-ohm load.) and the proper way to wire two svc 8-ohms subs to a 2-channel amp is like this. 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., a single dvc (dual voice coil) 4-ohm subwoofer can only get wired as a 2-ohm or an 8-ohm load., assuming you have a dual voice coil (dvc) 4-ohm sub, you'd wire it to that amp like this. he moved back to charlottesville, ran a little recording studio and finally joined crutchfield as a copywriter. my girl is extremely proud of her self on this gift and cant wait for me to hook it up. look for a 2-channel amp that can put out 225 to 450 watts rms per channel into 2 ohms. you pick the style and size you like, and match it to your amplifier, your available space, and the rest of your system. a way you can do this is pull up the carpet and scrape the metal until it is bare metal with no paint left on it., 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., four dvc 2-ohm subs can get wired to a 2-channel amplifier like this. 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. make sure you set the amp gain so no distortion ever plays. have a pioneer speaker/subwoofer i don't really what it exactly is. once you're sure your amp and sub are a match, check out this article on how to wire your sub. 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. 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? for being long winded , i hope i have been clear., here's the thing; my boyfriend hooked up my system but, it sounds awful! 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. if you're feeding it adequate power, the bass it produces will be strong enough to penetrate through the back seat. have a mrv-m500 mono power amplifier and a 12" dual voice coil 4 ohm subwoofer. 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. 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. if you did, you could call tech support for free help (in english) wiring your system., 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. 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. use this diagram, changing all 4s in the captions to 6s and the 2 to a 3. my amp has two positive and two negative inputs but it is a mono block amp. and your single voice coil (svc) subwoofer should have one positive terminal and one negative terminal. it sounds like you should wire your system together like this. recently purchased a dvc 10" subwoofer at 2ohm(power acoustik gw3-10) and a mono channel amp(boss r1100m)., if your first sub is an svc 4-ohm sub, you can indeed add a second svc 4-ohm sub. a sealed box is the easiest to design and build, and protects the woofer against subsonic bass that can affect its performance. his parents bought their first television set when he was born. also, while some subwoofers can be used without a separate box in space-saving free-air installations, most require a strong enclosure to operate properly.. just wondering what would be the best and safest way to hook them up to my planet audio bb2500. that amp will put out about 900 watts rms to the pair of those subs, 450 to each. in your case, it'll probably be best to follow one of the diagrams and use one of the terminal sets only. buck i have 2 db drive k3 10d4 900 watt subwoofers connected in series parallel bridged to a db drive a7 750. that would slightly under-power them, but you should be alright as long as you don't send them distortion trying to get more bass out of them than they can handle. 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. would it be ok to wire these subs to this amplifier? have a dual 2ohm cvx and a dual 4 ohm l7 with a 1400 watt 2/1 channel sony amp. 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).- What to write in about me on dating site
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#### How to fully hook up subs to amp and battery + subwoofer tricks

which will deliver the clearest sound with the least ammount of distortion. if you want a question answered about a system, you must identify the equipment by brand names and model numbers. and i'm not at all sure what brand or model amp you're referring to., not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together., i have a lexus ls430, and the rear sub 8" is blown. i'm not sure if the factory wires in the doors are sufficient for the new amp install. without knowing exactly what coil configuration or impedance your sub has, i can't give advice on wiring it up. what would be the best way to wire it to a kicker 43cxa6001 600 watt mono amplifier. manufacturers give a nominal ("in name only") value impedance for their subwoofers that is usually around the lowest impedance the voice coil measures while playing a sweep of frequencies., 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? can i fit it to my pioneer hu without an amplifier? why don't you give us a call so an advisor can help you make sure you have everything you need for your installation., subs put out sound, not ohms - the impedance of their voice coils are measured in ohms. the only safe way to connect four svc 4-ohm subs to it is like this., although you've identified your amplifier, you haven't identified your subwoofers." 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. 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. ohm load so that should be around 700-800 since 2 ohms is 500. for three subwoofers: 3 svc 2-ohm subs can have 6 ohms of impedance; 3 svc 4-ohm subs can have 1. buck i have gone through the diagrams and understand the wiring for the most part ., never use a peak rating - always use the rms ratings. it's a mono block amp, but it has 4 outputs so i was just going to wire each sub separately at 2 ohms. but not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofer you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. crunch v drive mono amp want to connect 4 subs at 1 ohm rating at 1300 rms each i followed the instructions on here but was wondering my amp has 2 outlets but is one channel is there a way to just wire it using both outlet's or bridge it to the point for one coming from amp. the diagram that i saw on this site says the amp will end up putting out 1. only identical amplifiers with that select feature can do this - very few amplifiers have this ability. then, look for one-channel subwoofer amplifier that can put out between 500 to 1000 watts rms at one ohm. 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. i have 1 jl audio 10tw1 4 ohm sub rated at 300w of continuous power in a sealed . does that mean i need to find a mono amplifier with 2 ohm impedance and about 750-1000 watts? 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 ? need help wiring my (4) polk db6501 components to my jl audio xd1000/5v2. should i do 1ohm or get a more powerful amp., three dvc 4-ohm subs get wired together to a 2-channel amp like this., 3 dvc 4-ohm subs connect to a 2-channel amplifier like this diagram. that kenwood amplifier will work fine with it, supplying 500 watts rms to the 500 watts rated sub.) the mtx is rated at 400 watts x 1 at 4 ohms, 800 watts x 1 at 2 ohms - does this mean for each channel or when it's bridged? tester (usually has a little light at the end of it. to install a powered subwoofer in your car | crutchfield video. i used to have this amp when i was a kid and you heard my system from a mile away on two 12" subs. should i purchase the dvc 4 ohm type of the ix-8, or the dvc 2 ohm type of the ix-8?. then for sub wire i have a spool of wetsounds 12/2 tinned ofc. the boss r535 is rated at max power 2 ohm 400 watts x 2, rms power 4 ohm 150 watts x 2, bridged power 800 watts x 1. have two rockford p3 dvc 2ohm woofers and a pioneer gm-8601. should i buy the 2 ohm or 4 ohm to best fit this amp. and ive looked to see if i have a svc or dvc but cant find the info on it.. there is a bridge sign above left positive of the first channel and right negative of the second channel, and above the bridge line it says 4 ohm, it probably means that it is 4 ohm stable when bridged or? two alpine type r 1042-d dvc 4 ohm woofers be able to handle an amp rated at 900 w rms on bridged mode? thanks for all the great advice you guys are best. guys, i just picked up a pioneer gmd8601 that will push 500 watts at 2 ohms. im about to have 2 pioneer 12s (ts-w3003d4) installed in my 2007 vw polo. don't mean to be pushy i just truely don't know what the hek im doing!, 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., 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. your mechanic or local (authorized) auto electrician in case your make or model has special needs or risks (software installations, or risks from improperly disconnecting the battery). would it be better to wire the coils in series and bridge the channels on my amp or hook a channel straight to each coil?, 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. you can hook up one, two, or maybe even four. normally, you'd use an rca y-cord adapter on each channel to send a single signal to two different amp inputs., i just bought 2 rockford fosgate p2d4-12 and a rockford fosgate r1200-1d amp., not knowing exactly what amplifier and speakers you have make it impossible to give proper advice on how to wire them together. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. however, i can't seem to find any two channel amps on here that supply 500w or greater of power. i have them presenting a 4 ohm load to my boss cxx2705 5 channel amp with the sub channel pushing 600 watts rms . ohm or 2ohm (bridged) load i was wondering how different my output would be in 8 ohm bridged, or wire them to their own channels (sterio @2ohm). v drive amp with 2 channels and i have two jlw0-v3 in a bass wedge box.. 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. would that amp give each sub 300 watts or split the 300 watts rms and give them 150 watts rms? those subs can take an amp twice as powerful, if you want. and please do not try and switch the power line directly, that would be dangerous and a fire hazard., 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. is it possible to bridge the 6x9's still to get more power out of them. i think this model got discontinued but i like them they scream pretty loud., the only safe way to connect that gear together is like this, with the sub wired as a 4-ohm load and the amp capable of outputting 500 watts rms to the 600 watts rms rated sub., 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. and israel, a single dvc 2-ohm subwoofer can only get wired as a 4-ohm or a 1-ohm load., it would be better if you had identified your gear by make and model number, so i could give accurate advice., these subwoofer wiring diagrams are intended to help a do-it-yourself installer wire their subwoofers to amplifiers. i do my home work on my audio equipment before purchasing ..any idea how i should have them dialed in for optimum bass in rap/hip-hop application? find the model number of your subs and contact orion's tech support to identify what you have. 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. been talking for quite some time about getting a system., 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 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. a single dvc 2-ohm sub can only get wired as a 1-ohm or a 4-ohm load., you wire two dvc 4-ohm subs to an amp that can handle a 1-ohm load like this. i want to have high quality clean sound with a low draw on the vehicle's electrical system. 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? besides athletics, his formative interests included electronics, amateur radio, music, and stage crew work. most cost effective first step is to buy an amplifier wiring kit off of an internet auction site, etc.) in it's fully extended or fully compressed state for the duration of the clip., i can't find any information about that amplifier, but you should be alright if you wired that gear together like this diagram. i'm not sure if bridging it will give me an overall wattage of 1200 watts (75% of 1600 watts) or if it'll be 1200 watts for each speaker., i am completely unfamiliar with those amplifiers, so it would be irresponsible of me to recommend a wiring scheme for you. amplifiers put out different wattages when connected to different loads (ohms)., 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., that amplifier has enough power for one of those subs but will struggle to power two. it will be harder to find a 2-channel amp to work with these subs, but it is possible. 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! that usually means you will need to run wire under your seats. if i can find a nice amp to power both subs then i will be satisfied. i would like to know what is the best amp for performance and sq? have two dvc 4ohm subs in separate boxes , wired them in parallel inside,have them connected to a 2 channel amp., sorry, but a svc 4-ohm sub can only have 4 ohms of impedance. i'm curious how to wire this to get the subs down to 2 ohms to match the 2 ohm output on the amp. i have kicker 40css654 for the front,kicker 41ksc654 for the rear powered by the cx300. ohms because i had to wire the pioneer sub at 8 ohms (actually 6. what is a good amp for my subs to run at peak performance. The most cost effective first step is to buy an amplifier wiring kit off of an internet auction. you blow your fuse when you try to turn the amp on, this is almost always a bad ground connection. the ideal is to match subs, amps, and their relative impedances to maximize their power capabilities. the good news is that you can wire those three subs to it like this. 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., you're definitely confusing issues by quoting max ratings which are meaningless. 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. 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? so i can put the 10 i have in the same box. these well-built amplifiers should have no trouble, heat-related or reliability, driving a 2-ohm load. some amplifiers can detect incorrect subwoofer wiring, and will go into protect mode until the problem is fixed.. 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? and yes, you can run separate speaker wires for your two subs to the amp's speaker output terminals. 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., 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. to all authors for creating a page that has been read 877,084 times., 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. or, you could wire one sub per terminal set, and then run two pairs of wires to the amp, it's electrically the same., i recommend wiring two subs to each amp like this. extra careful to anchor a subwoofer in a hatchback, station wagon, or sport utility vehicle., usually people run one speaker per channel of a 4-channel amplifier, without bridging channels together., you can use 16-gauge, 14-gauge, or 12-gauge wiring for your subs. to be safe, you just need to be aware of the impedance of your subs and the "load" capability of your amplifier. most basic element of component subwoofer installation is a snap. inch) but the problem i am having is that i think my amp is too powerful for the "slimmer subs"., 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. may return items that are complete and like new for any reason within 60 days. 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. autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. i connect a 2ohm speaker parallel to 4ohm speaker into a 2ohm stable amp?, is the age of an amp something to be worried about? not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together., 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. to install subwoofer and amp in any lexus | car audio power. or, if you got a dvc 4-ohm sub, you could wire it like this, and get 900 watts rms out of it., if you want a question answered about a system, you must identify the equipment by brand names and model numbers. class d mono amps with 4 kicker solo barics 4 ohm 10" subs, i need help with wiring, what would you suggest? you can increase your system's impact dramatically by hooking up two subwoofers (in parallel) to each of your amp's channels., kicker makes two models of 15" l3 subs: dvc 4-ohm and dvc 2-ohm models..i had hooked everything up and the sub kept cutting out. i currently have a pioneer ts-w3003d4 12inch sub but i need to get an amp. it sounds to me that your subs are wired correctly and that your amplifier might need more air space to keep cool. if you want left-right separation for your subs, two mono amps will work best., 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. will a digital multimeter set to ohms, be able to read the impedance from a voice coil, if it can, what i got when i tried it was my dvc 4 ohm sub had dvc 3. the amp is about 15 years old but hasn't been used for about 13 years., having headroom is always good, for just the reasons you mention. 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. 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. amplifier, there is no reason they won't work together, especially wired as i showed you in the link provided., i recommend getting the dvc 2-ohm models and wiring them like this to an amplifier like a rockford fosgate t2500-1bdcp. 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. if you had wired yours with the subs and coils all in parallel, then the amp would have seen a 0. i have one 4 channel amp that is capable of 1000 watts x4 at 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. 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. 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 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. need 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'm wondering if this amp will work with the 2 kicker comp 4 ohm svc subs i have in a sealed bassworks truck box., thanks for the input and i am sorry for my mistake in my comment. 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? sure that all wires run neatly to the amp to prevent a re-do. buck ive been wondering is there any eay possible that i can hook 10 8 ohm speakers to a 1 ohm stable amp. is this the 4ohm speaker and 4ohm amp (8ohm) amp signal?, usually, a 2-channel amplifier won't work very well with a single dvc 4-ohm sub., i am able to connect stereo speakers kenwood 6x9 using the four channels of stereo? 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. 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. would i need two separate amps and would ii need another battery. 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. 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. 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. if you bought your gear at crutchfield, you could call tech support for free help troubleshooting your system. you'll need an amplifier wiring kit for power, ground and turn-on leads. for more information on voice coils, please refer to our knowledge base. if you're new to the impedance calculations, many amplifiers will have specific wiring diagrams in their manuals to assist. that's okay, it's electrically exactly the same as in the diagram., as long as the subs are the same and the box provides them each with enough space, you should be fine without internal dividers. your amp probably is stable only down to 4 ohms when bridged. this subwoofer lacks a built-in amplifier as a power source, so you will need to hook it to an external amp to draw current., that amp, capable of 1000 watts rms output, can easily blow that 500 watts rms rated subwoofer., 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., 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. impedance-wise, that amp can handle the 2-ohm load, but what about the power handling? 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? 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., two single voice coil (svc) 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a 2-ohm or an 8-ohm load. they're a popular component in many audio systems because they produce deep, strong bass. 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. signal flows from a receiver's rca outputs to the amp's inputs. to help with tuning your bass, check out this article., 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. one more thing is that my subwoofers are in a box with only 1 bass hole in the middle of them both, so is this the correct box or should the box be partitioned in the middle(meaning seperating the subwoofers) and having seperate bass holes? 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. this can be any device that only works when the ignition is turned on (a good example would be the windshield wipers). 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. want to run 2 10"subs using one amp and 1 15" sub using a different amp. this is the amplifier charging the huge capacitors contained inside., the rockford fosgate power t1000-1bdcp would work great with that sub, supplying the 1000 watts rms rated sub with 1000 watts rms, whether it's the dvc 2-ohm or the dvc 4-ohm model. you should be alright as long as you never play distortion, trying to get louder bass. ohms one sub would get more current even if they are rated to be the same on paper , correct? have a kenwood kac-8105d 1000-watt class d mono amplifier and just purchased 3 boss audio cx122 subwoofers.## How to Connect a Subwoofer to a Receiver or Amplifier

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. if you have the 2-om version you can wire it as a 1-ohm load like this. (dual voice coil):Two layers of wire wrapped around the former. 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? 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?, any mono amplifier correctly connected to two subwoofers will send one-half its power to each sub.? or would that just not be a good idea all around for my matched gear? this will result in unbalanced sound levels and potentially blown speakers. of this will be in the trunk of a grand marquis thanks., i don't know exactly what amplifier you have - googling "rockford fosgate prime 1500 amplifier" comes up with no meaningful results. 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? 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. and what type of amp do i buy to make this work properly. i currently have a soundstream picasso amp (old school) running some jl audio components and full range speakers. 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. rear deck speakers dont work because i bypassed the stock jbl amplifier that comes with the car. 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., an amplifier can be 2-channel or mono (one-channel), but not both. 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. after that venture failed, he spent time in boston, new orleans, and berkeley., if your subs are the dvc 4-ohm models, then you could wire them safely to that amp like this. article describes the steps involved in installing a subwoofer in your vehicle. 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. if you really want the best response possible, your subwoofer manual will list the ideal enclosure volume for each type of enclosure. i was wanting i run this as bridged from my amp. your amp off of the floor of your trunk so that if something leaks or spills, you do not have to replace it due to damage. and whatever amplifier you use will have no bearing on whether or not you need an epicenter. that amplifier, however, does not have a subsonic filter, so it won't work well with a ported subwoofer enclosure. i use woofer subwoofer or base tume in my alto k1o., 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. you also may notice that there are two sets of output terminals as well., curious i have a 2 channel power amplifier that can power down to 2 ohms at 2,000 watts. have 2 2300 watt 4 ohm subs wired to a 2500 watt mono amp. impedance is the resistance to ac flow plus the phase-shifting "reactance" to that flow, and its value changes with the signal's frequency. 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. i have two 12 inch dvc subs rated at 600rms each at 4ohms, totaling 1200rms and 8 ohms.-ohm load by shutting down in protection mode because it won't work with loads lower than 2 ohms. i plan to run them both off of the kicker 42pxa2001 mini amp (just one amp)., for maximum output, get the dvc 4-ohm model and wired it to that amp like this diagram., yes, you can connect the leads of the second sub to your mono amp's second set of terminals., bridging refers to adjacent amplifier channels that get combined to drive a speaker or sub with double the power of a single channel., yes, i think you have the best wiring scheme possible for that equipment. what load will be given by reference 1220 se (2 ohm) on this ampilfier in bridged mode or in single mode. 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. the difference in impedance between your front and rear speakers will result in a volume difference - the fronts will be louder than the rears., unless your amplifiers specify that they can be "strapped" together, you should never connect the outputs of two amplifiers to each other. 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.) you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. how would i go about doing that, in order to reach maximum sound? as for driving two of those subs, you'll need a much larger amp, or a second gtr-1001. the amp is rated at 420w at 2 ohm while the sub is rated for 400w rms. should i wire or connect my sound system, i have a hifonics brutus brx2416 1d 2400 watts and 2 kickers cvr 12"s. using a subwoofer wiring diagram will ensure that the impedance between the subwoofer and amplifier match. cuz i know my amp doesn't support 1 ohm and at 4 ohm they're really underpowered. your dvc 4-ohm sub should only be paired with another dvc 4-ohm sub. buck, i have a svc 2ohm 8" single sub and two 4ohm svc 6x9 and two 4ohm svc 6., figure 3 on page 5 of the polk db6501 owner's manual shows how a set connects to an amp channel. time estimates do not apply to large or heavy items that require special. this way, that amp will be able to send those subs 600 watts rms, 300 to each. for your set-up, that's exactly what you can do: wire one sub to each set of terminals. just set the amp gain so no distortion ever plays and your system will play safely for a long time. can i connect these speakers and if so at what impedance? for the reply regarding the 2 ohm and 4 ohm kicker comprt10 2 ohm loaded enclosure i just wanted to know that the cx300.'ve just installed a 500 watt (250 rms) subwoofer with a 1050 watt (200 rms) amplifier., a kenwood excelon x501-1 or a rockford fosgate r500x1d would be perfect for that subwoofer, putting out 300 watts rms at 4-ohms, exactly the sub's power rating. have a mono amp with two speaker outputs which the amp parallels internally. 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. a single dvc 4-ohm sub can be wired as a 2-ohm or an 8-ohm load. also, since this system will require a lot of energy, should i purchase an additional battery for this system ?, those subs are dual voice coil (dvc) 4-ohm subs, which means they each have two 4-ohm voice coils. or, both subs powered by one amp, wired like this. the instructions that come with your amp will show how the connections should be made., 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. 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., you should be fine, either way ends up the same electrically - however, the fact that your amp went into protect mode tells me that something's wrong with your amp or its wiring., i'm not familiar with that amplifier, but it may work wired to those subs like this diagram. i was wondering if any way to run both subs on one mono amp at a final 1ohm impedance. 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? 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. there is a blue wire with a white stripe hanging out of the back of the deck known as the remote wire. 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 2 alpine type e svc subs in a sealed bassworx box with a jl jx500/1 mono block amp. and subwoofer and speaker voice coils have impedance ratings measured in ohms, not amplifiers. not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have, i can't tell you if their power ratings match or not., jl audio makes two versions of 10w3v3 subwoofers - a 4-ohm model and a 2-ohm model. i recommend running your four speakers with that 4-channel amp, an getting a separate mono amp for your subwoofer. can i wire them in series to drop them to 8ohm at 250w at the amp? would you let me know if this is a good idea ? ( 10" sub ) which are rated at 350w rms/1400w peak each. depending on your setup, you can take advantage of this feature to save wire. when you're putting together a subwoofer system, you need to wire the component subs and voice coils together before closing the box. i'm not that concerned with it reaching its max volume, i just don't want to damage the driver by having not enough power. for speaker wire, any size from16- to 12-gauge will work. failure to properly match impedances and power handling recommendations can void warranties and potentially damage the audio equipment. wire up both subs together and present a 1 ohm load to the amp? thanks for your time and all your tips i appreciate it. it's safer to drive a 1000-watt sub with 500 watts than it is driving a 600-watt sub with 1000 watts. i have 2 15 inch subs svc each are 8 ohm and i have them paralleled to make 4 ohm load. if your present system isn't loud enough for you, consider getting a more powerful 4-channel amp. i assume you have the sub installed in an appropriate enclosure - subwoofers don't work very well at all without them. refer to your amp manufacturer or owner's manual to determine whether or not it can handle a low impedance load. i was going to run 4 of the subs down to 2ohm at the amp. 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., those subs are dvc 4-ohm and rated for 300 watts rms each. does wiring into series make it safe for my amp or will it still overhead due to the 2ohm voice coils? are the tweeters part of a component system using a passive crossover? parallel wiring, a method of connecting two subwoofers together that doubles the power handling and halves the total impedance, doesn't apply here. i was also looking at infinity reference 1262w 12-inch but didn't find to much information on them. i'm only going to be pushing 1200-1500 watts right now. i want to amplify the entire system as i don't understand just thumping bass. the 12 inch fosgate prime with a dual voice coil have a different wiring schematic than a normal voice call? if i bridge both wires would i get a 1ohm final load? 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., 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. check out the pioneer gm-d9601, if you have room for three amps in your installation. two dvc 4-ohm speakers get wired together like this to form a 1-ohm load. so that i get the full 600 rms to the speaker at 2 ohms. had a question about my sub i was wanting to use in my car. those components will work well together wired like this diagram. i don't know if i should get a two channel amp and power each sub individually or what. 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. to properly ground a car amplifier | good & bad examples | car audio 101. my sub is a svc not a dvc i think due to it only have one - and one + on the side of the enclosure. the one labeled "cea compliant" is the only one i paid attention to (the others are of no help)., we don't have any diagrams for dvc 1-ohm subs, but i'll show you two diagrams that may help. have a small speaker cabinet i built a couple years ago that i would like to throw in the boot of my 4runner. 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 jl audio xd600/1v2 would make a better match. i think the theory goes that if the cone area doubles while the power stays the same, the volume increases slightly. i do know that the gear you've picked out will work together just fine. sub and installed a p2d2-10 in a sealed box utilizing the stock wiring to connect the new sub. other option is to do 2 sa-12 d4's to the scv2000 at 2 ohm which would give them about 1000 rms. 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. have 2 subwoofers in a ported box that has two terminals and i have a mono amp. this does not mean that the receiver's amplified outputs can be bridged together - they can't. vr1000d is amp, 3 12 inch kicker solo baric 4 ohm svc subs (old school subs round ) amp is 1 ohm stable., car subwoofers are inappropriate in a home stereo system for a number of reasons., 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. to: install a subwoofer and amplifier in your vehicle - part 1 of 2. diagram from head unit with 6 pre-outs to go to a single mono block amp an 2 four channel amps. 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. 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. you go with the most common type of subwoofer installation — a component sub in a box hooked to an amplifier — you will have to consider various wiring possibilities before you start., two dvc 2-ohm subs can only get wired together to form an 8-ohm, a one-half-ohm, or a 2-ohm load. i rewired the sub's to the diagram above and it doesn't sound as near as good as it did. it possible to combine the output power of my two mono gravity amps, one 1500 watts and one 1800 watts? if a home theater subwoofer is not large enough for your planned system, try looking at a pro audio pa subwoofer. a properly sized and built enclosure can turn an inexpensive woofer into a good performer, while a poorly designed or constructed enclosure will make even the finest woofer sound awful. on the other hand, maybe you just need a tune-up, in order to make the bass in your car sound its best. or do i need to buy a single channel amp with 500watts at 4ohms to power an 8ohm speaker? this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. i just want to be make sure of everything when installing thats all. you can still get expert crutchfield tech support - 90 days-worth for only . 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. 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., 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. see how to make a 2ohm dual voice coil to a 4ohm amplifier. 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. my question is the alpine amp which i am using is a mono amp. those subs are rated for 150 watts rms each, 300 for the pair., 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. were you able to find out that my amp is only stable to 4ohm! 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. i have a pioneer ts-w3003d4 600wattrms sub that has 96 dcbs of sensitivity and has a much tighter base then the nvx subs . i check the sensitivity , output , input , reviews , and of course maker ect., two dvc (dual voice coil) 4-ohm subs get wired to a mono amplifier like this. 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. want to use the rear tweeter (again unfiltered wires) stereo wires for sub woofer. is there a better way to wire them up without hurting anything or am i better off eliminating a sub?, 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. home system power amplifiers can't drive loads lower than 4 ohms, nor supply enough wattage to drive a car subwoofer. so how can i wire that to a dual voice coil or single,and what is your recommendation for the speaker? 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., 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. but i do know that he has done something wrong or hasn't done something that he should have. and 2x2ohm dual coil sub, how to connect right way? dvc subwoofer / 3000 watts to 2 ohm will i get the best out of it ? there is no "correct" box for subwoofers, just different boxes that sound different. 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. i want something ( sub+amp) that will give me a loud hitting system. if you added a second dvc 4-ohm sub to the system, you would have to wire them like this diagram, and you'd only get about 600 total watts output, 300 from each sub., three dvc 4-ohm subs should get wired to a mono amp like this. if you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers. 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? what would happen if a 2ohm stable amp were given a 1ohm or 4 ohm load?, the only safe way to wire that gear together is like this. this will give me 2800rms with 4 subs so the above amp will give 3200rms at 1ohm. the bass pro 2 features a customized 4-channel amp matched with a customized 4-coil sub.-ohm load, which apparently any of those amps can handle. im not sure if you are familiar with sundown audio but they perform best at the well above their respective rms ratings., 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., if you have two svc 4-ohm subs and a mono amp, you'd wire them together like this. 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. so should i get the d2, or d4, and how should i wire it. 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. i know the amp is no good but is it possible for me to wire both subs and get a final impedance of 4ohm? 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., 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. taking this into account, what would be the best way to wire these while still providing enough power to each sub? 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. it has a decent 250 watt rms driver with an 8ohm impendence (eminence deltalite 2512)., not knowing how many rca outputs your receiver has makes it difficult to give advice on how to hook it up to your amplifiers. & videos: home / car audio, video & gps / car subwoofers & boxes / subwoofer installation guide. each sub is connected to its own output channel and is wired such that it presents the amp with a 4-ohm load. 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 . 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. i can not find any info about this amp what so ever. if you are, check out this article for possible solutions to that problem. how should i do the wiring on the subwoofer itself?, most 2-channel amplifiers are not stable for a 2-ohm load when bridged., you still have not identified your gear by model numbers. however, if your amp can handle a 1-ohm load, then you can wire it like this.