How to connect Dual voice coil subs

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  1. adelacruz

    adelacruz New Member

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    Ok i just received my 2 10's they are pioneer champion series 1000w they are heavy as fuck which is a good indication, right? Thy are DVC though and i dunno how to hook 2 of them up to 1 amp if the amp only has 4 spaces for 2 outputs.

    Specs on the subs:


    Pioneer TS-W257D4
    10" Champion Series Subwoofer with 1000 Watts Max.Power
    • IMPP with Aramid Fiber Cone
    • Integrated Single-Sided Silver Compression Terminals
    • Recommended Enclosure Use: 0.65 ~ 1.25 Cubic Feet
    • Dual 4 Ohm Voice Coil
    The amp i have at the moment is rather shitty and i think its staying like that for a few months. The specs are:


    Product Features
    320W peak output @ 1% THD, bridged
    310W peak x 2 @ 2 ohms; 220W peak x 2 @ 4 ohms
    155W RMS (continuous) x 2 @ 2 ohms; 110W RMS (continuous) x 2 @ 4 ohms
    Adjustable 40-250Hz low-pass crossover
    Platinum-plated RCA connection
    Line-out
    System distress indicator
    Warranty Terms - Parts - 90 days
    Warranty Terms - Labor -90 days
    Product Height -2-3/4"
    Product Width -15"
    Product Weight -8.8 lbs.
    Product Depth -3-1/4"
    Continuous Watts per Channel (4 Ohms) -110 x 2
    Continuous Watts per Channel (2 Ohms) -155 x 2
    Continuous Watts Bridged -320
    Max Power Watts per Channel (4 Ohms) -220 x 2
    Max Power Watts per Channel (2 Ohms) -310 x 2
    Number of Channels -2
    High-Pass Filter -Yes
    Low-Pass Filter -Yes


    I have about 20 feet of power wire(8ga), 4 feet of ground wire, an inline fuse and the rca cables to go from the amp to the head unit (pioneer p5000ub), that part i can figure out but any idea how to hook up the dvc subs?

    EDIT: would this diagram work? http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2dvcseriesvcparallelsubs0gh.jpg
     
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    you would wire them in series.

    run one speaker wire (single) to a + on one coil, and - on the other coil, (do this for both drivers). Now you have a + and - open on each woofer, wire the +'s together and to the amp, and the -'s together, and to the amp.

    this will give you 4 ohm mono.
    if you want 1ohm, wire all the +'s together, and all the -'s together.
     
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    yes, that diagram will work
     
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    does it matter if i split the 2 wires down the middle and run that from + to -? im assuming theyre the same inside. Thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    mecanically they're the same. The jackets are just marked in a way to distinguish them from each other.

    you can split them.
     
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    thank you i figures so, cant wait to get these in. Now if i connect positive of the sub to positive of the amp that will make the load 4 ohm correct?
     
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    I would not do it the way that has been stated.
    You have a two channel amp, that does not list specs for bridging.

    Wire each sub's coils in parallel. That is Connect both "+" and both "-" to eachother. Then run a wire from the "+" on the amp to one of the "+" on the sub, and the same for the negative. Do this for each sub.
    That will give you a 2 ohm load for each driver. The specs for your amp list this at 155W RMS x2

    Borrowed from JL tutorial: How to wire subs into parallel. You will do this twice and run each sub to one channel of the amp.
    http://mobile.jlaudio.com/graphics/Support/Tutorials/wiring_images/DVC_Parallel_1.gif
     
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    so id have 2 cables coming out of 1 + and 2 cables coming out of 1 -?
     
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    Amp + to VC1 +
    Amp - to VC2 -
    VC1 - to VC2+
     
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    yea thats what i did thanks it sounds ok, i think i need a higher rms power amp and a better box
     
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    For what I posted; you said you had 4 spaces for two outputs.
    From each sub you would go to two of the 4 spaces.
     

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