Wiring subs in parallel or series?


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Username: Stylnul

Victorville, CA US

Post Number: 7
Registered: Jan-05
i have two dual voice subs 1200 watts, what are the advantages of wiring the subs in parallel or in series, i know that if you wire them in parallel it will lower the impedence, but not much more, someone please clarify

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Username: Marley289

Post Number: 28
Registered: Nov-04
are they dual 4 ohms or dual 2 ohms?
if they are dual 4 ohms you want to make sure you amp is 1 ohm stable and that your subs can handle how much your amp puts out while runnin at 1 ohm. if your amp isnt, run is in series for a 4 ohm load. the 1 ohm load will obviously give you more power but a lot of draw from the battery, you may need a capacitor. a 4 ohm load draws less power.

triple x subs
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Silver Member
Username: Solacedagony

New Jersey US

Post Number: 219
Registered: Oct-04
Support-wiring wizard, look at the examples there.
Two coils in parallel = half the original impedance.
Two coils in series = double the original impedance.

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 1196
Registered: Nov-04
One more advantage of wiring in parallel is, you double the sub's power rating. So for example, if you had 2 400W rms subs, they will handle 800W rms.
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