which one of these wiring options would i use to wire a kicker KX 600.1 amp(300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms(600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)) to two kicker Comp 12" subs(40-150 watt rms, 4 ohms)? Wiring Option #1
Well...Not the first one for sure. That's too low of an impedance. The second one will give you 150W RMS to your subs, with no headroom. Really, if you want to make sure you're getting enough Watts RMS to your subs though, you should just wire the two subs in parallel. To do this, take a look at the second diagram. See how they have to +'s connected, and then to the amp, and two -'s connected and then to the amp? Well that's parallel. The only thing you would have to do it to NOT wire the rear coils with + to -. Just wire the front +'s together and then to the amp, and the front -'s together and then to the amp. Simple as that, you'll have 2 ohms, and 300W RMS for each sub to work with. That way you'll be sure not to drive the amp into clipping!
* Number of Channels 1 - Mono * RMS Power (4 ohms) 300 watts * RMS Power (2 ohms) 600 watts * RMS Power (1 ohm) Not Stable * Bridged RMS Power Not Bridgeable * Peak Power Output 1200 watts approx. * Min. Impedance Unbridged 2 ohms
Rovin. I don't think that Option 2 is the best way to run those subs in case he ever expands and say adds a 3rd sub or something of that sort. You'll want to wire them as if you were wiring 2 4 ohm SVC subs. Having both coils wired means nothing other than having more wiring options. You'll still get the power from "both coils" even if they aren't both wired at that time.
Everybody & their lil brother on this forum knows U must NEVER EVER connect ONLY 1 coil of a DVC speaker !!! Been said on every single audio install site & is always written in the install manual of every DVC sub u buy .
In your car's 4/8 cylinder engine - Do u only have 2 or 4 spark plugs connected ? .... its the same principle running a DVC sub .
Umm...No? I've never heard that to be true. What's gonna happen anyways? On my manual for my subs, it showed me the diagrams for wiring, and connecting only 1 of the VC's was acceptable and not a problem. I don't think they put stuff like that in manuals to lie!
Okay, it's not a good idea to use just one VC cause the spec you see for a sub is based on using both. However, it's not like it's life and death situation. If you only wanted to use one VC, then short out the 2nd VC (connect pos to neg). The question is, why would you only want to use one VC?
Option 2 works. And what spec for a sub is based on using both? Surely it's not the RMS/MAX outputs! I have always been told (from a credible source) that DVC is nothing more than giving you wiring options, and does NOT affect the output or quality of music coming from a woofer.
"Speaking generally, a subwoofer will handle the same number of watts no matter how it is configured. This is because the voice coil surface area remains unchanged. Therefore the dissipation limits will be similar in any configuration. What will change is the amount of VOLTS and CURRENT required to produce the same power(watts). See Ohms' Law."
Ah, I'm glad I kept that Email! Sounds to me like it's really no biggie unless you're some crazy audiophile (like he is) and have to have the world be perfectly round. Sounds like the most problem would be the subs drawing MORE, making the amp work a little HARDER, and therefore the charging system a little HARDER. But in reality it's not going to do any damage to the speaker. YEA BOI! I love being right for once!
alright, now that i know what diagram to use, can anybody give me a website that will give me actual instructions on how to wire this, not just pictures and diargram. like somthing with step-by-step instructions. thanks for the help.
tyler, do you wire just one vc of your subs? if so, i can see you supporting your arguement, if not, then it is pointless to argue, when 99.9% of people will wire both.(you being the other .1% if your answer to my question is yes. lol)