Wiring tempest in parallel

Bob Bartlett

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I am currently using a stereo receiver to power my tempest sonosub but will be moving to a sub amp, can I wire the tempest in parallel from the two sets of speaker terminals on the outside of the enclosure instead of taking the sub apart and doing it internally? Would I just run a jumper from positive to positive and negative to negative and then hook up just one of the terminals to the sub amp?

Bob
 

Bob Bartlett

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Thanks Pete. I didn't want to fry anything. I ordered the parts express amp that is on sale.

Bob
 

Patrick Sun

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That is a sweet deal at Parts Express. I did one of the available mods to get rid of the boost on another of the same amp model. Not too hard if you're decent with a soldering tool and de-soldering braid.
 

Chris Tsutsui

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So what's the preferred method of parallel wiring?
1. Running 2 pairs of wires to the terminal or amp,
2. or connecting one voice coil to the amp with one pair, and then connecting the other voice coil to the other 2nd voice coil.
I used #2 before, but wonder if #1 would be a better choice. (or same) btw, I got the same amp, just saved me like $36.
 

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