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    How should I wire my subs -

    Hello,

    I purchased the following:
    2 - Orion C2 124 12 inch subwoofers
    MTX Dual 12" Subwoofer Enclosure (BS212S)
    Alpine MRD-M501 Subwoofer amp (550 watts x 1 @ 2 ohmes)(225 watts x 1 @ 4 ohmes).

    The box has two individual enclosed 1 cubc foot cavitys. Each having its own terminal for speaker wire connection. According to the Orions website, these Orion's have dual voice coils with a nominal impedance of 2.8 ohms. If I run each subs voice coil in parelell, each sub would see a 4.6 ohm load correct? Then if I run these to my amplifier I would get a 2.3 ohm load, correct?

    Thanks for your help,

    Paul







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    Re: How should I wire my subs -

    Looks like you got the wrong VC config. Since you have two DVC4 subs you can wire in parallel to 1ohm or series to 4ohm....

    You need like ~500W at 1ohm or 4ohm if you plan to run both subs. And you can't really run one off that amp either cuz thats too much for it at 2ohm.



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    Re: How should I wire my subs -

    2 - Orion C2 128 12 inch subwoofers have dual voice coils with a nominal impedance of 4 ohms each. If I run each subs voice coil in serial, each sub would see a 2 ohm load correct? Then if I run these to my amplifier parelell, I would get a 2 ohm load, correct?

    Thanks for your help,

    Paul




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    Re: How should I wire my subs -

    Quote Originally Posted by phogstenjr View Post
    2 - Orion C2 128 12 inch subwoofers have dual voice coils with a nominal impedance of 4 ohms each. If I run each subs voice coil in serial, each sub would see a 2 ohm load correct?
    Nope.
    A DVC 4 ohm sub with the coils wired in series yields a nominal impedence of 8 Ohms
    Then if I run these to my amplifier parelell, I would get a 2 ohm load, correct?

    Thanks for your help,

    Paul
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    Re: How should I wire my subs -

    Thanks

    So the 2 - Orion C2 124 12 inch subwoofers that I now have, which I thought were dual 2 ohm voice coils, are (according to the Orions website) actually 2.8 ohm's.

    Depending on how I configure, my amp would see either a .7 ohm load or a 2.8 ohm load correct?

    Paul




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