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Is this wiring possible

 

Silver Member
Username: Thigpen

RVA, Va Usa

Post Number: 371
Registered: Sep-05
my friend bought a diamond d3. its 400rms, dual 4 ohms. he got a 2 channel amp, that does 500x1 bridged at 4 ohms, and like 250x2 at 2 ohms... can he wire that sub with that amp and give it enogh power?
 

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Username: Cenus

Hicksville, Ohio Usa

Post Number: 825
Registered: Jan-05
um......no
 

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Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1384
Registered: Nov-04
No. Best you can do is wire it in series for a 8 ohm load bridged. Would be gettin 250 watts.
 

Silver Member
Username: Blainew

Post Number: 303
Registered: Nov-05
he can wire it down to 2 ohms....so he will get 250 watts out of it
 

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Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1385
Registered: Nov-04
yeah on one channel. but the amp would put out 1000 watts at 2 ohm bridged but is most likely not stable and would be overpowered.
 

Gold Member
Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1386
Registered: Nov-04
theres 2 options, series wiring bridged 8 ohm load 250 watts. Or, parallel wiring on one channel 2 ohm load, 250 watts. either way its the same. He could get another sub exactly the say and run 2.
 

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Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1387
Registered: Nov-04
250 watts would be fine though man. My friends runs a 500 RMS type R with 300 watts RMS and its fine.
 

Gold Member
Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1388
Registered: Nov-04
what amp does he have?
 

Silver Member
Username: Cenus

Hicksville, Ohio Usa

Post Number: 826
Registered: Jan-05
or he could just use one of the VC, but i wouldn't reccomend it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1389
Registered: Nov-04
nah that wouldnt really harm the sub but it would suck.
 

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Im the friend and heres what i have...

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=15043

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_4333.html

and its in a ported box in civic...so i guess i have to wire it for 250watts? but how do you think that will sound..i just want okay bass not competition stuff or anything close to that im doing this really cheap

thanks for the help
 

Silver Member
Username: Thigpen

RVA, Va Usa

Post Number: 372
Registered: Sep-05
what would be a good amp for him to run to it then
 

Silver Member
Username: Cenus

Hicksville, Ohio Usa

Post Number: 827
Registered: Jan-05
kicker kx400.1 would work.
 

Silver Member
Username: Thigpen

RVA, Va Usa

Post Number: 373
Registered: Sep-05
but isnt that 400x1 at 1 ohm. he has dual 4 ohm, cant be wired to 1 ohm
 

Gold Member
Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1392
Registered: Nov-04
Does he already have the kenwood or not? Cuz if he does it will be fine.
 

Matt Flinn
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i have it already...
how do u think it will sound in a ported box in a civic coupe? just wondering if it was worth my money at all lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Cenus

Hicksville, Ohio Usa

Post Number: 829
Registered: Jan-05
i thought the 400.1 was 400watts@2ohm but mabey i'm wrong but in any case the amp he has will work fine. it should sound good, isn't gonna be the loudest sub around but should do, just make sure u don't clip your amp since your underpowering your sub.
 

New member
Username: C10_250

Post Number: 3
Registered: Dec-05
Would it be possible to run the amp in mono and use one channel for each voice coil?
 

Gold Member
Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1395
Registered: Nov-04
he would still be gettin 250 watts total. Cuz its dual 4 ohm and the amp puts out 125 x 2 at 4 ohm.
 

New member
Username: C10_250

Post Number: 4
Registered: Dec-05
I read 170w x 2 @ 4ohm on the link he gave.
 

Matt Flinn
Unregistered guest
thats what i believed that i could do... it is 170w x 2 @ 4 ohm...which is what i thought i was going to do all along but apparently that is not possible?
 

Gold Member
Username: Araknid

BOCA , FL U.S.

Post Number: 1400
Registered: Nov-04
oops my bad i estimated 125 each. so 340........really really not gonna see a difference between 250 and 340 seriously.
 

Matt Flinn
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but i mean it is possible to hook 1 channel to each voice coil, correct?

atleast with 170 on each coil i can tell people i have 340 watts running rather than 250...and the amp has a mono setting on it...so im guessing it will work though i have read from some places it will and some it wont..seems like it should i have 2 voice coils running on 4 ohms each with 170 going to each...makes sense to me

why would the extra 90 watts not make a difference?
 

Silver Member
Username: Cadillacdb

Houston , TX

Post Number: 330
Registered: Aug-05
it will work, a dual voice coil 400rms 4 ohm sub is just like having two Single voice coil 200rms 4 ohm subs, so yes wire each voice coil to its own channel
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