I know this has been addressed before, but i couldn't find an answer to my question. I'm looking at buying a JL Audio 10w3-D6 because i found a good deal on it. I don't plan on using any other subs with it. Now my question is does it matter that it's 6ohm, since i'm not wiring it to anything else? Will I lose performance from not getting an 2ohm? What would be best? And could someone recommend an amp to power it at a reasonable price?
Well I believe that's a DVC (Dual Voice Coil) which means you will have (2)6 ohm voice coils. The total impedance (or ohms) presented to the amplifier will be either 3ohms (if wired in parallel) or 12ohms (if wired in series). These are uncommon numbers for most audio systems but certainly not un-useable. Personally I prefer to evaluate what the speaker can handle RMS wise and then look for an amp that can produce that RMS rating at the specified ohms...does that help?
Most amp ratings are at 4ohm and/or 2ohm but some go to 1ohm...so 3 ohm is somewhere in between 4 and 2.
I think Glass it was who very recently said JL came up with 3ohm subs for the very purpose of ppl wanting to fit 3 sub systems in their rides so the calculations work out to even numbers making life simpler in that scenario .....