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    2 10" w3 run on a JBL 600.1/1200.1

    I was wondering if i have 2 10" JL AUDIO W3's run on either a JBL 600.1 or 1200.1 how should i wire them. The subs are Dual Voice coils and 4 ohm model.
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    Should run great with either of the two. Some might say that the 1200.1 is too much, but I'm a big fan of big amps. I like to hook them up and turn the gains down. Generally this tends to sound cleaner and tighter in my opinion.



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    Same opinion here, the 1200.1 would sound awesome. Just make sure you turn the gains down as stated above. To wire them, wire each sub in series to get an 8 ohm load, then wire both subs in parallel to get a final 4 ohm load. For series, wire one coil's positive to the positive on the amp, and the other coil's negative to the negative on the amp, then connect the remaining negative on the first coil to the positive on the second. Repeat for the second sub. When you are finished, you should have 2 positive wires and 2 negative wires connected to the amp. Here is a website with some pictures: http://www.jlaudio.com/tutorials/wiring/2dvc.html
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    The subs would only then get 600 watts I would wire everything in parrellell it will sound alot better and louder that way the w3s can take around 600 watts then start distorting out so that will be perfect 1200 watts for the two subs but yea keep the gians down each sub will be getting 600.




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    Yea that would sound good but you cant get a 2 ohm load out of 2 dual VC 4 ohm subs unless you have a 2 channel amp and wire 1 sub to each channel with the voice coils in parallel.
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    can the 1200.1 or 600.1 jbl amp handle a 1 ohm load?



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    Doesn't say it on the JBL website. Sure, you can take it to a 1 ohm load but not only will you blow the subs from distortion you'll also pop the amp and there goes the warranty on your subs and amp, and now you're out a buncha cash.



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    I never said anthing about 2ohms the subs will get the 1200 watts at 1ohm the amp is 1ohm stable thats why its called 1200.1 mono block amp not 1200.2 so yea its 1ohm stable.




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    hey buddy the .1 in 1200.1 means its a 1 channel amp....a monoblock....not cuz its one ohm stable......!!



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    Thank you sir.



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    hahahaha...1200.1 means MONO....its a two channel mono amp it has 2 channels but it is a mono amp. it is designed like that for more wiring flexibilty. it is still a class d.




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