Series / Parallel Vs. Parallel / Parallel


Matt Via The 540
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Just wondering which of these you guys would recommend for DVC sub hookup (two 12"s). Please let me know what you guys think is better. Thanks!

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Username: Alias747


Post Number: 387
Registered: Apr-05
There is no "better". It all depends on your amp and your subs.If your asking for help, your gonna have to give more info.

Matt Via The 540
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What else do you need to know...anything to help you, help me. Please let me know. Thanks!

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Username: Taylor17

Kopperl, Texas

Post Number: 2336
Registered: Jan-05
The subs specs, and the amps specs.
At what ohms, you're amp puts out how minny watts... that kind of thing.

Matt Via The 540
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TWO 12" Phoenix Gold Xenon X12D2
RMS Power: 500W
Peak Power Handling: 900W
Sensitivity: 80.4 dB
175 oz. magnet
Mounting Depth: 6 7/8"
Xe-Driver (only found in Phoenix Gold)
Magnetic regulation flux circuit
Ultra-Low Distortion
2.5" Voice Coil
Oversized Magnet (allows the sub too hit extremely hard and deep without distorting)
Removable Magnet Boot
xe-Line? Advanced suspension found only in Phoenix subs allow extreme durability, and long life
Large Roll Butyl Rubber Surround
Computer optimized dual spiders
Custom-Tooled Spider Spacing Ring with Integrated Terminals
True 40mm (1 1/3") Peak-To-Peak Excursion
XeFLEX? ? Reversible mounting gasket and concealed ring
Injection Molded Grained Polypropylene Cone
8-Piece Injection Molded Polypropylene Dust Cap
Expanded Metal Vent Inlays
Black Powder Coated Cast Aluminum Basket
2 8 mm Blue LEDs
Hex Screw Wire Terminals

Phoenix Gold Octane R Series 800 Watt Mono Block Amp
Class D Output Stages
Audiophile Grade Components
Continuous Power Output @ 4 Ohms Mono: 300 Watts(rms) x 1
Continuous Power Output @ 2 Ohms Mono: 600 Watts(rms) x 1
Maximum Power Output @ 4 Ohms Mono: 400 Watts(peak) x 1
Maximum Power Output @ 2 Ohms Mono: 800 Watts(peak) x 1
Amplifier Stable To 2 Ohms Mono
Built In Electronic Crossover
18 dB/Octave Crossovers
Crossover Continuously Variable From 40 Hz To 400 Hz
Built In Bass Boost Circuitry
Variable Bass Boost Level From 0 To +15 dB
Bass Boost Center Frequency @ 45 Hz
Built In Subsonic Filter
Subsonic Filter Variable From 20 Hz To 55 Hz
Subsonic Filter Slope Of 18 dB/Octave
Pass Thru Pre Amp Outputs
Frequecy Response From 20 Hz To 330 Hz
Signal To Noise Ratio Greater Than 90 dB
Accepts Up To 4 Volts(rms) Pre Amp Level Inputs
RMD Port (For Use With Remote Diagnostic Diplay: Optional)
Approx Exterior Dimensions: 11"x2.25"x14.75"

Bronze Member
Username: Stylnul

Vicky ville, CA US

Post Number: 85
Registered: Jan-05
haha you wanted all the specs, there is now better when it comes with wiring your subs, it really depends on you application. if all you do is like to play burps you might wanna lower you ohms to the lowest allowable by your amp. however, if you do more than compete in comps, you might not wanna use your amp at a low impedence cuze it cut your amp's life.

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Username: Stylnul

Vicky ville, CA US

Post Number: 86
Registered: Jan-05
with all the specs you posted for your sub, i didnt recognize one... how many voice coils??? one or two?

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Username: Invain

Michigan United States

Post Number: 2968
Registered: Aug-04
"Phoenix Gold Xenon X12D2"


Dual 2 ohm

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Username: Stylnul

Vicky ville, CA US

Post Number: 89
Registered: Jan-05
ah, i see, i'm not that sub savvy...

Matt Via The 540
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I got it figured out...I had it Parallel/Parallel, and have now switched it to Series/Parallel, and it now hits extremely hard. Thanks for the help though, it's greatly appreciated.
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