Two subs or one?


Bronze Member
Username: Yamahaboy

Orland Park, Illinois USA

Post Number: 57
Registered: Jul-04
I have two older cvr's rated at 400 watts rms each. (the black ones with "CVR" in the middle. I also have an audiobahn a8000t amp. the cvr's are dual 4 ohms (bought them used, wish i got dual 2 ohms). Now here is my question.

-the amp puts out 800w at 2 ohms, or 400 watts at 4 ohms. I can use both subs and wire them for 400 watts or i can wire one for 800 watts. Just now i wired the one sub for 800 watts and its not clipping or anything. Oh and it sounds much better with the one sub. What would you guys do? two subs or one?

Silver Member
Username: Tdbdadrummer

Post Number: 327
Registered: Aug-05
Well...most disagree, but you could just wire one set of Voice Coils on each sub in parallel with each other to get 2 ohms.

Here's where everyone comes in saying that's a terrible thing to do, and should never be done, well, in all truthfullness it does nothing to the speaker, and output is still the same.

Silver Member
Username: Tdbdadrummer

Post Number: 328
Registered: Aug-05
Oh yes, regardless of what I do know about the whole using both vc's, in my subwoofer's instruction manual, it gives wiring options for my subwoofer. And using just one of the vc's to attain a 4 ohm load is an acceptable option according to the manual.

Gold Member
Username: Basshead86

Ocala, FL USA

Post Number: 1869
Registered: Aug-05
wiring only one set of the voice coils changes all the T/S specs of the sub.
do what you will, but i will wire both of my VC's on my sub.:-)

Silver Member
Username: Alias747


Post Number: 742
Registered: Apr-05
I am with ya on this one Muddy. I would never power only one voice coil on a DVC sub.

Gold Member
Username: Rovin

Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 1004
Registered: Jul-05
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