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    Need help with amp and subs hook up....

    I have a JL 500-1 mono amp and wanting to power to 10" Kickers with it. Question: What is the best way I should hook these up considering the speakers are 8 ohm and can handle a 2 ohm load...? How can I give them a considerate amount of power so its loud and thumps HARD but not over kill to where Im blowing my subs.... They are over 5 years old but havent really been used much... The were orginally hooked up to a Kicker Impulse 1052Si amp..., IF anyone can help please give me some info......
    Im still somewhat new to this...

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    If the subs are single voice coil the a 4 ohm load is the lowest that you can achieve. Which is fine because I believe the JL amps are designed to put out the same power at either 2 or 4 ohms. So wire the speakers in parellel for a 4 ohm load and bump away.




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    Originally posted by dr. no
    If the subs are single voice coil the a 4 ohm load is the lowest that you can achieve. Which is fine because I believe the JL amps are designed to put out the same power at either 2 or 4 ohms. So wire the speakers in parellel for a 4 ohm load and bump away.
    Same power at 2 or 4ohm rating? That is a feat! If the amp however is 2 ohm compatible and each speaker is 4ohms put them in a parallel wiring setup and run the amp at 2ohms. Typically most amps will push eaiser and more power at a 2ohm setup.




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    OK guys so how do I wire it down so that they are in a 2 ohm load? Pos of 1 speaker to neg of other, and the other pos and neg to the amp?? I understand much of everything else other than this... when it come to wiring and pulling different "loads" Im lost... So would it be better to run it in 4 ohm or 2 ohm? and my amp also says that it will accept "up" to 8 gauge wire for the speakers does that mean: go no lower than 8 or go no higher than 8? because I was told I could use 4 gauge wire.... So I was just wanting to make sure...

    If I can get past this part I will be koo.... So keep sending the info!!

    Appreciate it!

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    Originally posted by Blazin_98_Napto
    OK guys so how do I wire it down so that they are in a 2 ohm load? Pos of 1 speaker to neg of other, and the other pos and neg to the amp?? I understand much of everything else other than this... when it come to wiring and pulling different "loads" Im lost... So would it be better to run it in 4 ohm or 2 ohm? and my amp also says that it will accept "up" to 8 gauge wire for the speakers does that mean: go no lower than 8 or go no higher than 8? because I was told I could use 4 gauge wire.... So I was just wanting to make sure...

    If I can get past this part I will be koo.... So keep sending the info!!

    Appreciate it!

    Blazin..
    Are the speakers dual voice coil?




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    Yeah, I just looked @ jlaudio.com and the 500/1 puts out the same power with any ohm-load between 1.5 and 4 so it doesn't really matter.




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    Originally posted by dr. no
    Yeah, I just looked @ jlaudio.com and the 500/1 puts out the same power with any ohm-load between 1.5 and 4 so it doesn't really matter.
    Yeah I just looked after I saw this post. Aint that a *****. thnx for the info




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    And for the wires I would run at least 4ga for the power and ground. For the speaker wire 8ga might be a bit overkill I think 10ga would be plenty but if you wanna spend the extra dough.




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    Originally posted by Alaxan
    Yeah I just looked after I saw this post. Aint that a *****. thnx for the info
    Yeah, I wish more amps were designed like that.




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    Yeah they are dual voice coil... soo.. how do I wire them up so that I can get them in to a 2 or 4 ohm load and run them in parallel? Thats my only question now... Thanx for all the info guys...

    Appreciate it!!

    Blazin..




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    Just keep all the positives together and all the negatives together.




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    Guys I appreciate it alot.... if I have any more questions I know where I can get the answers... THANX ALOT!!!!

    Blazin....

    P.S. Will update u soon and hopefully get some pics of install and how it sounds..!!!




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