Ohms and subs


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Username: Sweat21

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-05
I have 2 Brand new kicker CVR. 12's, 4ohms. I bridged them for a 2ohm overall load. I have an audiobahn a8000t amp. It is steady up to 2 ohms. but when i read my ohms i am under 2 ohms. IT will play for about 20 minutes, then will start to cut in and out.

Anyone know how to get exactly 2 ohms, or have any advice at all? Thanks

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Username: Sweat21

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Registered: May-05
someone help me out on this. c'mon, i know some of you kno your stuff.

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Username: Taylor17

Kopperl, Texas

Post Number: 1860
Registered: Jan-05
Are they 4 ohm dvc, or svc?

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Username: Sweat21

Post Number: 3
Registered: May-05

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Then if they're wired parrallel, they're running at 1ohm.

You need to wire each sub's DVC in series for a 8ohm load. You now have two 8ohm subs.

Wire these two in parrallel. This will give you a 4ohm load.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to use the 800w RMS that the 8000T puts out @ 2ohm. Your limited to 400w at 4ohm.

You either need a second 8000T or a higher current/higher priced amp stable at 1ohm.

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Username: Sweat21

Post Number: 4
Registered: May-05
i was hoping i didnt have to do that. this sux. but oh well, thanks for helping me out
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