Dual Voice Coil Sub

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  1. JunoVazquez

    JunoVazquez Stunt Coordinator

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    I have 2 JL dual voice coil sub with 4 ohms and I have a question on the ohm wiring setup.

    I have a sub amp that is rated 800W Stereo @ 8 ohms per channel. If I series the subs (daisy chain it) would it be able to handle the right "ohmage"?
     
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    Wire the voice coils of each sub in series. That will give you 8ohm. Run each sub on each channel of the amp and you'll be fine.
     
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    Just make sure you connect them in phase. When wiring speakers in series connect the + side of A to the - side of B then connect the - of A and the + of B to your power amp.

    FYI when you connect two speakers (or voice coils) in series their impedance will add. In this case two 4 ohm drivers become an 8 ohm load. If you would wire them in parallel the impedance would become half, thus two 4 ohm drivers become a 2 ohm load.
     
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    Thank you very much. I'll let you know if my new project works.
     

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