I have two 12's kicker comp vr and sony xplod 1600 watt amp. I have them wired but at the peak they turn off. I've been reading up on this OHM thing and cant get it. If im not mistaken my subs are 4ohm...meaning they have 4 places to wire them??? Dont know. I need help on how to wire them and get the best sound. -Thanks
No Bobby 4 ohms doesnt mean 4 places to wire them you have a thing called a voice coil each voice coil has a negative and positve wire runnin it to the subs positive and negative terminals,If it is a Dual Voice Coil sub then you have 2 Voice Coils each voice coil runnin a positive and negative wire from it to the Subs terminals givin you 4 outputs from the sub(2 positive,2 Negative)4 ohms is the impedance of the voice coil it just lets you know how you can wire your subs without them goin below the amps stable amp load.If I were you I would get rid of the Sony Amp very poor perfomance from this amp will make your Kickers sound awful.Each CVR can hold 400 watts so I would suggest a Kicker 800.1 Amplifier or at least Kicker 600.1 to power the both of them. Example:2 Dual Voice Coil 4 ohm subs wired in parallel Give you a 1 ohm load,2 Single Voice Coil Subs wired in parallel give you a 2 ohm load.
get a better amp like the JBL BP600.1 and you'll be in business.
How do you wire the subs from 4 to 1 and then the other wire from 3 to 2? I have two dual 4 ohm Kicker 12" L7 subs. How do I wire them to get a 2 ohm load from a Kicker kx1200.1? Will it let each each sub get 600 amps or 300 amps each? Please help.
i just bout a JBL 600.2 and i need to make it power 2 pioneer premier 12's (4 ohms each) the amp is rated 150x2 4ohms 300x2 2ohms 600x1 4ohms what is the best way to wire this? bridged the amp says that it can only take 4ohms and up. i would lie to put 300 through each speaker because they are 400 RMS
i have a 1 channel rockford power amp that runs 100x 1 watts rms into 4 ohms, and 200x 1 watts rms into 2 ohms. How should i wire two 4 ohm subs upto this amp? I already connected both sub's positive wires together and the negatives together and that sounded horrible hooked up to the amp, worse than one sub hooked up to the one channel. Is there another wiring pattern i should use for this amp?
Folks, remember it takes a ten-fold jump in power to achieve twice the volume. Something to think about, adding a little power adds very little, adding a lot of power helps to, but can be expensive.
Ohm is a measure of impedance (also called resistance). when the resistance (impedance) is low, esentialy the amp doesn't need to push as hard to get its power across. This is why it produces more power at lower ohm ratings. If your amp is cutting out the problem is likely POWER. There is not enough juice to run your system. Try adding a stiffening capacitor to reduce the shock the battery takes. Also, you could wire your subs in series rather than paralell. In series= amp positive to woofer one's positive, woofer one's negative to woofer two's posative, woofer two's negative to the amps negative. If your subs are 4ohms, this will give an 8ohm load instead of 2 ohms, and will require less juice from the battery.
"Ohm is a measure of impedance (also called resistance)."
actually, resistance refers to DC, impedance refers to AC. They do have different properties under certain circumstances.
capacitors won't help. if you don't have enouch current, you need a larger alternator when the car is running, and isolated deep cycle batteries when it isn't.
I have 2 15" Kicker L7's, An Audiobahn A18001DQ Amp, and a Lightning Audio Capacitor (1000 Watts). I know this is a pretty stupid question, but how do i wire the amp to the capacitor?? and then, from the cap. to the Subs?? or how exactly do i wire it all?? I've never had a system that has this much power before and have there4 never had the need for a capacitor. Thanx
I have an Alpine MRP 350 700Watt Amp and Two 500Watt Subs.. The Amp only has two terminals(+ and -) so how do i wire up the two subs to the two terminals? Do i need four terminals? Or can i wire them in parralel? Diagrams would be helpful.. Help!