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    Subwoofer wiring problem

    Alright, I am wanting to wire up three 12"s that have 6 ohm loads. The description on these subs say that they run on 3 and 12 ohm loads. So my question is... Can I run three of these subs? The subs in particular are Audiobahn AlumQ's. If I have to, I will switch to Flame Q's, but like the looks of the AlumQ's better. How can I get it to where I can wire up three of either kind of sub? Thanks for the help in advance.







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    Re: Subwoofer wiring problem

    How many ohms do you want? You can have a 9 ohm load or 2 ohm load or an 18 ohm load. You probly want to run a 2 sense thats what the general omage is. For a 2 ohm load hook all the subs up parrallel, Im pretty sure. Peace




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    Re: Subwoofer wiring problem

    Well, I am wanting to run one amp on all three if that is a good idea or even possible. I am wanting to push about 1000 to em. So, on the ohms I don't know what I want, but I know I want to run only one amp if possible.




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    Re: Subwoofer wiring problem

    Ok so you don't have the amp yet? In that case I would get a 2 ohm 1000w mono subwoofer amplifier and wire the subs in parrallel.




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    Re: Subwoofer wiring problem

    Quote Originally Posted by spydyplayer
    Alright, I am wanting to wire up three 12"s that have 6 ohm loads. The description on these subs say that they run on 3 and 12 ohm loads. So my question is... Can I run three of these subs? The subs in particular are Audiobahn AlumQ's. If I have to, I will switch to Flame Q's, but like the looks of the AlumQ's better. How can I get it to where I can wire up three of either kind of sub? Thanks for the help in advance.
    Wait, are you trying to say that they are 6ohm DVC. Thats where the 3 ohm and the 12 ohm would come from. 3 would be from wiring the sub in parallel and 12 would be in series.

    If they are DVC then you could wire into a 1 ohm by wiring everything parallel.

    You could also get 4ohm by wire the single sub in series and then wiring all three woofers in parallel.

    Theres other ways but they result in high impedances that you don't need.

    A dual voice coil (DVC) has two + and - inputs in the sub. It makes it easier to wire to what your need.



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    Re: Subwoofer wiring problem

    Oh, yeah I never thought about it being DVC.what I said whas if they where SVC sorry. Peace




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    Re: Subwoofer wiring problem

    Okay yeah, I don't have the amp or subs yet, just trying to decide cause I would like to hook up three 12"s. They are dual voice coil so if I hook em all up in parallel, then it makes a 1 ohm load? Thanks for the help.




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    Re: Subwoofer wiring problem

    If your wire every thing in parallel, yes.



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