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    How do you wire 2 4Ohm DVC Subs into a 2Ohm mono load?

    I'm re-posting this because the original title ******. I have 2 12" Alpine Type-R 4Ohm DVC subs and a Fosgate BD1500.1 amp. I have no problem hooking up the subs into a 4Ohm load, but I can't figure a way in hell of wiring them into a 2 Ohm load. Any help would be appreciated, because considering the relative simplicity of the question, I really feel like a dipsh!t not being able to figure out how to do it.



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    DOn't worry about it man, Thats what this frum is for. GO here it has some really good pictures of hour to hook up different subs @ different levels.
    http://www.jlaudio.com/tutorials/wiring/2dvc.html
    I hope that has the right diargram.
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    You can only really wire them in a 4ohm or 1ohm set up. If you want to be able to run two dvc subs into a 2ohm load it owuld be best to get 2 or 8ohm dvc subs. Sorry man



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    couldn't he run a series-parallel and get 2 ohm mono? im not sure b/c half the people tell me it's ok to run that, and the other half say it's not




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    Originally posted by rco8786
    couldn't he run a series-parallel and get 2 ohm mono? im not sure b/c half the people tell me it's ok to run that, and the other half say it's not
    No he will still end up with a 4ohm load.



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    Heres what I would do in your situation, I would wire the subs in parrallel, making each sub 2 ohms, then I would run the speaker wire from your amp to one of your subs terminals, then run wire out of THAT terminal into the other terminal.....I had to do that for a little whle with my subs when I was borrowing a friends amp before I got mine, but Ive got a punch 500s now so I just run it in 2 ohm stereo



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    Originally posted by hogger
    Heres what I would do in your situation, I would wire the subs in parrallel, making each sub 2 ohms, then I would run the speaker wire from your amp to one of your subs terminals, then run wire out of THAT terminal into the other terminal.....I had to do that for a little whle with my subs when I was borrowing a friends amp before I got mine, but Ive got a punch 500s now so I just run it in 2 ohm stereo
    Running subs in a sterep load is not necessarily the "prime" or suggested way to run them. Two different signals to two different subs can tend to cancel out certain frequencies and lose out a bit. Runnign them in a mono load is best and suggested.



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