Wiring question


Silver Member
Username: Jmloughrey

Farmington, CT

Post Number: 599
Registered: Jul-04
Alright, sice i'm rebuilding my system in the coming months, (spring time install starts) I am looking to get a X.XX and an amp, i'm leaning towards the JBL GTO 1200.1 amp, its 1200x1 at 2 ohms, i'm not possitive on this so i need an answer, the X.XX comes in dual 1 ohm voice coil as well, what can i wire that too, couldn't i wire it to 2 ohms? I would get the Dual 2 ohm and wire it to 1 ohm but i'd still rather not run an amp at 1 ohm even if it is 1 ohm stable just because...superstition

Bronze Member
Username: Help_2

Post Number: 49
Registered: Dec-04
You can't wire all the coils to 2 ohms on either
coil config, the dual 2 or quad 1....
however you can run only one coil on the dual 2
or 2 coils on the quad 1 for a 2 ohm load.
this will not damage the speaker mechanically.
but It will reduce thermal capacity.
the advantage to doing this is you can control
the Qts of the speaker, using a potentiometer.
(why Im telling you this...I dont know...)

For simplicities sake, get the dual 1 ohm,
and wire it in series for a 2 ohm load.


Silver Member
Username: Jmloughrey

Farmington, CT

Post Number: 612
Registered: Jul-04
excellent, thanks
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