Single and dual voice coils?


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Username: Tushmen36

Post Number: 5
Registered: Oct-05
What is the difference between single and dual voice coils? looking for 2 10" subs 4 ohms that will be powered by a jl mono amp 500/1

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 648
Registered: May-05
A voice coil is basically a coil of wire that the powered signal from your amplifiers goes through. A dual voice coil speaker has its coil split up into 2 parts. The purpose of this is to give you more options on installing it. For example, if a sub has two 4ohm voice coils, you can wire it in paralled for a 2 ohm load (as seen by your amp) or in series for a 8 ohm load. If you want to get the most power out of the amp safely, get 2 single 4 ohm voice coil subs and wire them in parallel to achieve a load of 2 ohms. In this senario, each sub will get 250 watts RMS.
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