Question on my Dayton 12" DVC..............

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  1. SteveSpoon

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    Why are there two sets of terminals on my sub? I know this is a dumb question, but I really don't know. I'm sure it has something to do with the term "DVC, dual voice coil".

    Thanks for any help.

    Steve
     
  2. Johnny Mac

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    One set of terminals for each voice coil. Most folks just use speaker wire to make a jumper between the terminals.
     
  3. SteveSpoon

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    But how do I wire it? I know this is a stupid question, but is there a wiring diagrahm I can look at? Thanks.

    Steve
     
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    Positve from the amp to one positve tab, THAT neg tab to the other pos, then THAT neg tab back to the amp gives you a 4-ohm load.

    I think...no, that's right.

    Search for parallel and series, you'll find it.
     
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    ColinM,
    You just described the series wiring. That is a 16 ohm load. Parallel wiring is wiring both positives together and both negatives together. Then connect the amp to either set of terminals.

    -Robert
     
  7. Kyle Richardson

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    You are correct Robert. Steve, you will want to wire in parallel so you present a 4 ohm load to the amplifier.
     
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    I thought an 8 ohm load was the safest and best for your amp. Amp will be a Yamaha M-60 rated at (I think) 170 watts into 8 ohms. Thought a 4 ohm load makes the amp run too hot.


    Steve
     
  10. Dustin B

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    The two preferred methods for wiring the Dayton DVC12" are the parallel method mentioned above. Or having two amp channels, splitting the LFE output to both amp channels and having each channel connected to one of the voice coils. This will present an 8ohm load to each amp channel.

    With a single amp channel your choices are to 4ohm (parallel), 16ohm (series), or running only one voice coil to get you 8ohms.

    The seperate sources and parallel are vastly preferred. The others will work, but won't allow the driver to reach its' full potential.
     
  11. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Steve,
    I asked a similar question in this thread. It was about the Adire Tempest, but both are DVC so it shouldn't make any difference.
    Anyway, Dan Wiggins of Adire responded:
    So that's what I'd suggest.
    JKS
     
  12. SteveSpoon

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    Thanks for all the good help. Just waiting for my amp to show up now.
    Hope Kyle doesn't come knocking on my door and say: "Uhhh, sorry but I have to take the DVC back......we don't sell our high quality stuff to knuckleheads".
    [​IMG]
    Just hang with me, I'll get this thing going yet (with of course, your continued support!!).
    Steve
    Thanks again.
     
  13. Kyle Richardson

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    Heck, I'm a knucklehead too so I'd better not own any of my product either if that was the case [​IMG]
    Sorry, I assumed you were using a plate amp that could support a 4 ohm load....if not then do what others have suggested above.
     

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