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    I need help with sub/amp installation

    I have just purchased equipment and the dealer told me that I could run 8 10's off of a 1800watt Kenwood amp. The amp says it is 1ohm stable. Will this be possible? I have everything hooked up and only the left 2 subs are coming on and they sound very distorted. I have everything hooked up parallel. When I called the dealer back to find out what I am doing wrong he told me to bridge the amp in mono to run all 8 subs. Is he right and if so how do I do this? Thanks
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    Re: sub/amp installation help

    are your 10's single or dual voice coil? 2ohm or 4ohm? You will probably have to do some series/parallel wiring. When bridged, what is is the amp stable to? (ohms)




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    Re: sub/amp installation help

    They are single voice coil, the box says 4 or 8 ohm they are Rockford Fosgates. The paperwork says the amp is stable to 1 ohm but I don't know if that is when bridged.




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    Re: sub/amp installation help

    why do you have 8 10's... you can do it, you'll need to study yourself some wiring diagrams or get an ohm-meter and just **** with it until you get 1 ohm.




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    Re: sub/amp installation help

    What is the model # of the kenwood amp? We have to know if the subs are four or eight ohm to help you. Pull a sub out and look at it if you have to. It should say somewhere on it.




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    Re: sub/amp installation help

    rf-tech has wiring wizards, so does jlaudio.com




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    Re: sub/amp installation help

    if im not mistaken

    (8) 8ohm single vc subs will give u the end result of a .7ohm load.



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