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    How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    I'm buying two subs that are 500 watts RMS single coil and 2 Ohm's. I want to buy 1 amp is roughly 700-1000 watts to power them both. My question is how will I need to wire these 2 subs together with the amp and what impedance should I be looking for in amps? Since I will have 2 2-Ohm subs, do I need 1000 watts @ 4 ohm's coming from the amp, or just 1000 watts @ 2 ohm's?

    Also, what are my different options for wiring this up?

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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    You will need either 1000 @ 4 ohm or 1 ohm. The 1000 at 1 ohm will be cheaper and easier to find.



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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHEMMINS View Post
    You will need either 1000 @ 4 ohm or 1 ohm. The 1000 at 1 ohm will be cheaper and easier to find.
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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    u can get 1k@1ohm for about 100 bucks



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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    Why is it only 4 or 1 ohm's and not 2? And how do I figure out how to wire it all once I have the amp? Also what company makes good 1 ohm amps?




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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    2-2=1
    2+2=4



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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    2-2=1
    2+2=4
    2-2 actually equals 0, strange as it is. Even if it did equal 1 it still wouldn't quite answer my question. LOL




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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    you sure their 2 ohm single voice coil ?
    what make \ model are they?




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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgaf View Post
    you sure their 2 ohm single voice coil ?
    what make \ model are they?
    Im thinking svc 4ohm, svc2ohm are not that popular.2- SVC4ohms will get you to the 2ohms you want




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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgaf View Post
    you sure their 2 ohm single voice coil ?
    what make \ model are they?
    The model I want to buy they actually make in 2 and 4 ohm's. I can get whichever is more practical, there's only like a 10 dollar difference. Just in case it matters, they are the 12 inch JL Audio W3's. They come in 2 and 4 ohm's and are supposed to be 500 RMS.

    I was actually just thinking about the possibility of getting 2 of the 4-ohm version then hooking those up to a 2-ohm 1000 watt Rockford mono amp. Does that sound good?




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    IMO opinion JL and Fosgate are both over priced equipment that I won't any longer use since there is so much more out there




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    Re: How many Ohm's do I need my mono amp to deliver at for 2 2-Ohm subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    IMO opinion JL and Fosgate are both over priced equipment that I won't any longer use since there is so much more out there
    Would you mind just listing a couple amp brands and sub brands that you think are a better choice? You probably know a ton more than I do so maybe I shouldn't get this setup lol




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    Would you mind just listing a couple amp brands and sub brands that you think are a better choice? You probably know a ton more than I do so maybe I shouldn't get this setup lol
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