Connect the positive wire this should be a wire marked with red into the positive input of the amp and the speaker the positive inputs should also be marked red. They have helped me narrow down my issue so that I feel I can properly articulate my questions for a hi-fi of 75 W rms per channel that support 6 ohm speakers where I want to add one 4 ohm speaker per channel : 1 can I use different guage speaker wire to help balance the power to the speakers; either to increase power to the 4 ohm or decrease to 6 ohms if wired in series — which seems to be the lessons I learned on your pages. Not knowing exactly which you have make it impossible to give advice on how to wire them together. And I have a pioneer radio to put in to and don't know how to wire the amp to the radio. If there is not enough resistance, the amp will put out more juice than the amp can handle, and it will overheat and burn up! About the Author Living in Tucson, Ariz.
It doesn't have to be 2 ohm, 4 ohm speakers will work just fine, it would just be 3 dB less efficient assuming both of the speakers are of the same sensitivity. For that amp's power and ground wiring I'd use 4-gauge, but 8-gauge will work for a short wire-run. So in theory its a 10ohm circuit, but probably less then that cause like i said before, most speakers have less impedance then what is labeled on the back. It sounds to me you should give us a call and talk to an Advisor about what will accomplish your goals. I've also read online people testing with a power meter to confirm around 50 watts to each door sub. This is the device that puts up the electrical resistance and performs the work.
If so how do they need to be wired? Just because an amp's specs say it's 2-ohm stable doesn't mean it's stable at 2 ohms when bridged - most 2-channel amps are not. If the speakers are less than 8 ohms, then to be safe, you should wire them in series. The kenwood amp seems like its working hard because i can small a weird plastic smell when i run it for about ten minutes. The amp can handle either 4 or 2 Ohm loads. However, in your case the amps are so strong you had better set their gains low enough so no distortion ever plays or the subs will get blow.
Check the amplifier's owners manual for minimum impedance the amplifier will handle before hooking up the speakers. I would like to connect all 4 speakers and the sub to it. Most amps can work with 2-ohm loads on each channel, but not when the channels are together. Then, wire the two subs together in series, like. Some say it can be done no problem some say it can't be if I set the Independence switches to one ohm my amp is 1ohm - 4ohm stable how should I wire these subs to my amp without cooking anything? The subs have only one positive and one negative terminal per subwoofer. Wiring two speakers in parallel halves the impedance of one speaker.
I want two of the speakers to be connected with impedance matching volume controls. If there is a mismatch in the impedances either up or down the transfer of power will be less. It heats relatively quickly, after 10 minutes at high volume, but it never cut off the power or entered in protection mode. Here is the list of items that are used for this simple installation. Or, I could wire the voice coils in series, making them all 4-ohm subs, and then wire the subs in parallel so the amp would see the total load as. The 2' pieces are used to connect the subwoofer to the box terminal. The impedance of a speaker is normally 4 ohms, 6 ohms or 8 ohms.
All of this is important because amps are designed to work with a certain resistance in mind. The combined impedance matches that of one speaker. Will this amp work with the dual 12's that have a 4ohm impedance? So, using one of those math formulas, an amplifier that provides 100 watts of power through a 4-ohm speaker, will produce 200 watts through a 2-ohm speaker, because it's easier to push that reduced load. The subwoofers don't hit as hard, and the power protection light still comes on when they hit hard. For more wiring specifics, check out our. You just get more performance and take full advantange of what the amp is capable of safely doing. .
This subwoofer is designed to be used with either a sealed or a vented box, however a vented sometimes referred to as ported enclosure is used for this instructable. Since my two 12's speaker box only has one power input port instead of two, can i run them with my 4 ohms amp and can i bridge them? Sorry if I sound confused, the true is that I really am, as Im just entering in the world of car audio. Mainly listen to classic rock. If you meant their W1-v3 model, then you could wire two of them to that amplifier. Almost all car amplifiers made today feature built-in line level converters and will accept speaker-level inputs. Hooking up a bass head to a bass cabinet, or group of cabinets, is often a confusing topic.
My question is: Did i wire something wrong? Never blindly hook up cabinets to amps or you may have to buy a new bass amp. If you plan on listening to music at moderate volume levels or have a smaller car, a subwoofer with a lower power handling rating, say 100 to 250 watts, and a matching amp is a good combo. Crutchfield's Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams offer to wire that gear together, wherein each sub is wired as an 8-ohm load, and the two subs wired in parallel create a final 4-ohm load for the amp. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York. The subs are sitting coil up in my trunk in a custom moulding.