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Should I go Parrellel or Series???

 

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Hey, I have a Rockford Fosgate 800a2. It's an 800 watt 2 channel amp. I have a 1 farad RF capacitor, 2 12" JL audio w3v2 4 ohm subs, i just ordered a sealed box, and i also just ordered a wiring kit- SCOSCHE AKPA-41. It is a 800 Watt EFX 4 gauge single amp power and audio wiring kit.

It comes with 17 ft EFX-2 clear jacket, spiral shielded OFHC audio cable with frosted RCAs,
17 ft 4 ga. red power cable, 4 ft 8 ga. black ground cable, 17 ft blue remote turn on, AGU in-line fuse holder, and Terminals and instructions are included.

I've installed home audio systems, but never car stereo. I'm going to attempt the installation myself. Good idea? From what I hear it's pretty simple... and i have directions.

Is there anything else I need to buy?

I think I still have to buy a fuse. What kind of fuse should I buy?

And when I hook up my subs, I believe I need to run wires from the subs to a speaker terminal ports on the box. What kind of wires do I use for that?

Oh ya, important... Should I connect the subs in series or parellel? And what's the difference?

Thanks for the help!
 

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Username: Davids2004

Houston, TX USA

Post Number: 631
Registered: Jun-04
Those subs should be dvc 4 ohm. Basically you will hook up the voice coils in series and then bridge the amp.

I would say an 80 amp fuse.

12 Gauge wire of any kind will be fine for the subs.
 

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Username: Orldypc

Post Number: 2
Registered: Aug-04
12 gauge wire? You mean to run from the subs to the speaker terminal port on the box? but doesn't that defeat the purpose of using 4 gauge in the first place? And what is the sound difference between hooking it up in parrellel or series? Sorry, I don't know anything about sound systems.
 

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Username: Orldypc

Post Number: 3
Registered: Aug-04
And where should I ground my amp? In the instructions it says 'no chasis grounding'
 

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Username: Forcesofchaos

Post Number: 7
Registered: Sep-04
Here is a site that tells you everything you need to know from basics to advance stuff

walkthrough on how to install most components

http://www.caraudiohelp.com/

on the right side of screen tab area click the areas that you want to read about.
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