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Why buy 4 ohm sub..?

 

Bronze Member
Username: Ludz

Post Number: 14
Registered: Nov-06
If a 2 ohm sub is the same price as a 4 ohm sub and its the same model, why would anyone want a 4 ohm sub when it is cheaper to get more power with 2 ohm?
I don't understand..
2x the power with 2 ohms instead of 4 ohm
 

Platinum Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 10513
Registered: Jul-05
depends on ur amp...different wiring configurations.

really depends on what ur trying to do
 

Gold Member
Username: Frkkevin

Resonant Engineering..., Fort Worth... Email

Post Number: 1785
Registered: Nov-05
^^ .. normally it is cheaper to run amp that are 1ohm stable but diff VC configs = diff wiring configs. so it would depends on the amp for what to get..
 

Silver Member
Username: Rvlacos

DD 3512 United States

Post Number: 899
Registered: Sep-06
if ur amp aint stable at 2 ohms what ya gunna do with a 2ohm sub?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Diteyenguyen

Post Number: 14
Registered: Nov-06
what everybody else has said. and amps do not always run twice as much power at 2 than 4 either.
 

Gold Member
Username: James1115

Ct

Post Number: 7527
Registered: Dec-04
every amp is different. Some 2 chan amps are only 4 ohm mono stable, while some a 1 ohm stable. Some amps like JL are stable from 1.5-4 ohms. Some are regulated power supply's and some are unregulated. Some amps double in power from 4 ohms to 2 ohms some put out the same power. Every amp is different. Dual 4 ohm subs and dual 2 ohm subs allow for multiple wiring configurations to fit a specific amp.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Imalik

Jackson, New Jersey Ocean

Post Number: 38
Registered: May-06
Very well said James...Not my original post but that was a thorough explanation.
 

Gold Member
Username: Blainew

Diamonds in the back.

Post Number: 1899
Registered: Nov-05
what if you buy two subs

it will then be cheaper to power the 4 ohms subs

all depends on how you wanna wire
 

Gold Member
Username: James1115

Ct

Post Number: 7532
Registered: Dec-04
yup:-):-)^
 

New member
Username: Skidoosnowbash

Post Number: 3
Registered: Dec-06
Ok it bepends on the amp. A 4 ohm sub is better for sound and a little kick. You can also use a 4 ohm sub for a house speaker. But a 2 ohm speaker you can brige off your amp. 2 ohm is used for more kick.
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