System Question

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  1. Unknown

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    Im planning out my system and i ran into a fork in the road. I was wondering if you guys ever heard of running 2 subs off of a mono amp?? I was told that you just twist both negative wires together and both positive wires together and just wire them together like you would with one sub? He also said that it would hit lower and harder. I dont know that much about car audio so i would like to get some professional advice.
    This are the subs that ill be getting:
    http://etronics.net/alpsws1041.html
    and the amp he told me:
    http://store.yahoo.com/etronicsnet/alpmrdm300.html
    So basically i was wondering if this type of setup would work:
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    Or if not than what would you recommend?? The only thing i might change is the amp because i dont really want to get a different sub. Preferably an Alpine or Kicker amp...

    Thanx,
    Gene
     
  2. minendo

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    Are they DVC subs? Ohms?
     
  3. GlocksRock

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    Yes, that would work. You wire both speakers in paralell as you have diagramed avove. Those subs are single voice coil and 4 ohm, that would work just right, as the amp you have depicted is a mono sub amp designed to run stable at 2 ohm mono.
     
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  4. Toaster

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    could i do that with dual voice coil subs and a single mono amp?
     
  5. GlocksRock

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    Yes, as long as you get dual 4 ohm voice coil subs. Unless you have an amp that is stable below 2 ohms you could use dual 2 ohm voice coil subs. With dual voice coil subs, you wire one set of the positive and negative terminals together on each sub, and proceed to wire like the diagram above.

    Here is a link to a very good wiring diagram.
    http://www.jlaudio.com/tutorials/wiring/index.html
     
  6. 04

    04 Guest

    Buying two subwoofers over one would make it hit "harder" yes, but it would not go any lower in frequency unless you changed the internal airspace of the enclosure to more or less than 2 times the amount for one...
     

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