Thank you for the help I greatly appriciate it. 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 possible to wire the cvr 122 in series and run one coil on the cvr124 for a final of 2ohms to get the most out of the amp? Well completely new to the car audio world. I thought i broke em in but im wondering if the cause of this was from not actualy breaking them in all the way. Any idea's about that or where you went to find out or how you know.
I also have a dvc 4ohm alpine type s. I'm trying to figure out the best way to hook my subwoofers up to that amp to get the most I can out of subs. More specifically, if I ran the + and - to each side of the box and still bridged the second connection on the subwoofers, it would be the same two ohm load? 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 mono amps have two sets of speaker output terminals that are wired together internally. No one can tell you how much wire you'll need without measuring all along the path your wires will run from amp to sub.
It makes a big difference. Lets start with the 2 channel: 2 channel amplifiers we will start with the most common, the two channel amplifier. That amplifier isn't stable for a 1-ohm load, so that's probably what you're hearing: the amp freaking out. I used the wiring diagram on your website and it did not mention anything about having two terminals to wire. That way the two voice coils will play the same thing at the same time. For your set-up, that's exactly what you can do: wire one sub to each set of terminals. Their toll-free number is on your invoice.
If you bought your amp from Crutchfield, you could call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. I know I would be using half of the 124, but with a combined rms rating of 800 watts minus the 200 lost for the unused coil. Dual Voice Coil Wiring Options The following diagrams are the most popular wiring configurations when using Dual Voice Coil woofers. The two 4 ohm speakers create a new 2 ohm load. Normally, you shouldn't 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. Also i am only running 8 gauge power and ground wire so i was thinking maybe that is my problem? The displacement of all the subs add to about. Not knowing exactly what amplifier or subwoofers you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together.
I have 3 Optima Bluetop Batteries and Rockford Fosgate 10 Farad Comp. What are pro and cons and do you have the wiring diagram for this type of application? No distortion what so ever, I'm just worried about under powering the subs I'm thinking about getting. Why do you want to do this? Hopefully this makes sense and thank you! The only safe way to hook up your gear is to connect each subwoofer to a separate amplifier. I've seen pictures, that show coil 1 going to the positive and negative to the amp, and coil 2 positive and negative connected to each other. It's electrically the same as in the diagram.
You can go ahead and wire it up, though, using that diagram with all the 2s changed to 1s. Look for an amp that can do that much power at each of your subs set to 1 ohm or at yours each set to 4 ohms. Auto Tek makes a 1-channel and a 2-channel amp claiming 2000-watt power. The reason they don't list those specs is the amp can't do those things. Would running them separately cut the ohms in half or would each speaker stay at 4ohms? Or, both subs powered by one amp, wired. Would I wire each sub directly to its respective output are should I wire it in a different configuration.
Mounting a sub facing in or out of its enclosure depends on which way sounds and looks better to you. Thanks and a have a good day. 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? Generally speaking, a 4-channel amplifier can run four speakers and a sub by wiring the front and rear right hand speakers to one amp channel, the front and rear left speakers to another, and bridge the other two amp channels together to run a sub - however, the subwoofer must present a 4-ohm load to the bridged channels and you lose the front-to-rear fade function of your stereo. . I've only seen those two diagrams. 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.
Just set the amp gain so no distortion ever plays and your system will play safely for a long time. Most mono, 1-channel amplifiers have two sets of speaker output terminals that are wired together inside the amp. Assuming your amplifier is not stable for a one-ohm load, you'd have to connect it all up , at 4-ohms, resulting in half the power directed through twice the number of subs. My question is the amp is supposed to be a mono amp but has 2 speaker outputs. So would the best way to go about it just to be to hook up a single voicecoil to each terminal for a 2ohm load? If that is the case, a capacitor may fix that issue.
You can run two dvc 2 ohm subs with a 4 channel amp wired like this, as you pointed out. See our local support benefits when you buy from us, especially if we install your purchase. Thanks for your time and all your tips I appreciate it. Which would provide the better sound? Car stereo wiring diagrams car radio wiring car radio wiring colors car radio wire car radio connections wiring. I'm having trouble with wiring the subs and connecting it to the amp.
If you want a question answered about your system, you must identify your equipment by brand names and model numbers, although in your case I may not be able to find info on gear available in South Africa. I'm running a single sub in a sealed box. At high volume the amps goes into protection mode and shuts off. This would be great for a One Ohm stable amp, but many car stereo power amps can not drive a one ohm load. The amp and cap have their own grounds, power wires are 4gauge.