Question of hooking up a DVC sub

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by /Aerostar\, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. /Aerostar\

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    Hey, so I just got an Audiobahn AW1200Q sub with dual 4-ohm voice coils. I will be using a Pioneer GM-5000T amp to power the sub. The sub will be a Qlogic ported box. SO what I need to know is how the hell do I wire a DVC sub? Do I bridge the amp, run that one channel into the box, then wire the sub with a parallel dvc setup (2 ohm), or will that be bad for the sub? Or am I supposed to run 2 channels into the box (if so, how?), and then each coil gets one channel?

    Thanks alot
     
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  4. /Aerostar\

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    Alright, thats what I was thinking, but you sure 2 ohms on a bridged channel wont blow the amp?

    thanks
     
  5. 04

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    It looks like Pioneer doesnt reccomend it, so I wouldnt do it. I suggest either running a voice coil per channel, or wiring the coils in series.
     
  6. /Aerostar\

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    alright, I think ill go with the series wiring, thanks again

    And just to double check, the series wiring would be this

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    most likely that will be the cleanest sound. but if you want a touch more power, do a channel per coil as suggested above

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  8. 04

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    The amplifier puts out the same amount of power into a bridged mono load as it does into two channels that have 1/2 the impedence as the bridged load.
     
  9. /Aerostar\

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    Really? If that is true and Ill get atleast 250 watts rms from 8 ohms bridged, I will definitely go that route. I just want to make sure you are 100% positive that I will be getting as much power
     

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