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    2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    Hey guys I hope this will be a quick easy question for your pros out there. My question is will 2 1000watt rms pioneer premier subs sound better at 500 watts rms each or just run 1 @ the full 1000 watts? I can only run around 1000 watts rms threw my car right now and not have the 700 bucks to up the alt a more expensive amp and a even bigger battery. So this ill have to work. Thanks guys!
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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    avoid running one sub at peak power



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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    I'd run both down to 1 ohm bridged parallel. Normally subs don't run imaging like highs do anyway so benefit for wiring individual would be lesser.



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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    I'm sorry I ment 1000 watt rms each

    ---------- Post added at 08:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:11 PM ----------

    How would I so this? There 2ohm DVCs




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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    Quote Originally Posted by David.lee View Post
    I'm sorry I ment 1000 watt rms each

    ---------- Post added at 08:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:11 PM ----------

    How would I so this? There 2ohm DVCs
    Mono amp? Sorry didn't see that in original post. Go to the Rockford fosgate web site and check out the wiring diagram they offer. Way easier to see rather than explain.



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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    I did my only options were .5 ohms and 2 ohm. :/




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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    You're gonna have a cone area benefit with two subs vice one. Even running one sub at 500W, you'd only lose about 3dB of output which the dual sub setup will more than make up for.



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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    So best bet is to run both?




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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    What amp?




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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    2 subs at 500 watts will give better output than the single sub at 1000 watts.
    Are you okay giving up twice the space for the enclosure though?




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    Re: 2 subs @ half power or 1 sub @ full

    Yes I am lol. And the amp is the americian bass ph1600MD




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