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    new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    Ummm I am new to pretty much all of the car stereo stuff. I am hopefully going to try and install a 15 inch 8 ohm sub with either 2 ten inch 4 ohms or 2 eight inch 4 ohms. I have one amp it is a kenwood 1000 w says it is 500 x1 RMS. I heard that if i was to try and run that one amp to the 15 and the 8's or 10's that i would screw up my amp because the ohms are different. is that true? Because if it is then Im gonna try to sell my 15 as soon as possible. Are there any ways around it?

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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    1.) Yes
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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    yes it would screw my amp???......so i would need to get all my subs with the same ohms??? my amp is like a kacx520




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    Yes.
    Keep them all the same ohms




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    you'll get weird results when:
    hooking up different ohm load subs to one amp
    using subs of different sizes
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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    so now i ask another question... would it even be worth it to have a whole 8 ohm system? or should i just sell the 15 and get new everything???




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    also when u say u get wierd results when u mix subs of different sizes....are u saying it isnt smart to do it or what because i wanted to mix a 15 kicker compvr with 2 8s kicker compvrs




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveallama
    so now i ask another question... would it even be worth it to have a whole 8 ohm system? or should i just sell the 15 and get new everything???
    If using 8ohm drivers will get the power you need from the amps, then more power to you. Nothing wrong with it, as long as it works for you.




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    I suppose you could wire the 8/10's in series for a 8ohm load, then wire this in parallel with the 15" for a 4ohm total load. I have no idea if this would sound good.




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    Quote Originally Posted by astrallink
    I suppose you could wire the 8/10's in series for a 8ohm load, then wire this in parallel with the 15" for a 4ohm total load. I have no idea if this would sound good.
    Keep in mind then that the 10s would get double the power that the 15......there would be uneven power distrobution.

    But, it is honestly a really bad idea to mix and match different sized subs.




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    ^^
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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    ok so why is it bad to mix subs of difft sizes ......i can just push 250 watts RMS to the 15 and like 100 watts RMS each to the 2 eights. .... everything will be in 8 ohms.

    would this not work? or if it would work, what do i have to make sure i dont do so i dont screw anything up...??

    Again I am a newb ....sorry




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    and i would use one amp which has like 500 rms X 1 total




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    Re: new to a lot of things need help with ohms

    ok

    1. if you hook 2 15" 8ohm speakers wired in parralel they will be 4 ohms. This is prolly what you want.
    2. if you try and wire the 2 10 in series to make 8 ohms and a 15 at 8ohms then wire those in parralel you will get 4 ohms. but because of the differing power need each sub (IE 15" needs "250Watt RMS" while 10" needs "100Watts RMS") the 10" might be maxed out and the 15" will be barely moving. it would work but you wouldnt get the full potential.
    3. the higher the ohms on most amps will lower the power output. (IE. kicker 500 Watt amp only puts out 125W X 2 @4ohms while it will only put out 62.5W X 2 @ 8 ohms )

    let me know if you need abetter explaination......
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