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    Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Is there anything wrong with wiring 3 subs the way I show in the diagram below? I figure it will give me a 1.66 Ohm load.








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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Umm. You really shouldnt do that. Its gonna be way diff than what you think. The impedance the amp is gonna see is gonna prolly fluctuate cuz of the wiring sequence. Im guessing the reason your doing this is because you have different voice coils on your subs. If this is the case I would not recommend wiring them like that. If you have to...save money or sell one of them and get all 3 the same vcs

    Edit: just saw they are all 4 ohm subwoofers. You will not see a 1.6 ohm load with that. You could wire them all to a 2.6 ohms load. But i would highly suggest not running them the way you have em



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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Quote Originally Posted by forceww View Post

    Edit: just saw they are all 4 ohm subwoofers. You will not see a 1.6 ohm load with that. You could wire them all to a 2.6 ohms load. But i would highly suggest not running them the way you have em
    Why would I not see a 1.6 ohm load that way, and why not wire them that way? In order to see a 2.6 ohm load I would wire 2 in series, and then parallel them with the last one. I don't see how either way is any better or worse.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    im sure ive seen this same topic before, i dont remember what they wired it at, do a search for 1.66 ohm and see if it pops up.



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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    I'm not concerned with the ohm load, nor do I believe my math is incorrect. I'm just trying to fiigure out if wiring them that way would adversly effect the subs in any way.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Thanks for the nothing calculator. Reread what I have posted, and then see if you have soething to add.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Your subs will see different power wired that way. You need to wire all 3 in parallel.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick824 View Post
    Your subs will see different power wired that way. You need to wire all 3 in parallel.
    I thought that would only be the case if the three speakers were missmatched. If all three are 4 ohm coils I'm not sure how that is possible.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Quote Originally Posted by 24v View Post
    Thanks for the nothing calculator. Reread what I have posted, and then see if you have soething to add.
    Well then quit asking, and just hook the **** things up. Then YOU can let us know what happens.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Quote Originally Posted by 24v View Post
    I thought that would only be the case if the three speakers were missmatched. If all three are 4 ohm coils I'm not sure how that is possible.
    Your being told what will happen. I other words, "YOUR QUESTION IS BEING ANSWERED" and yet you still refuse to listen. **** newb.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Quote Originally Posted by 24v View Post
    I thought that would only be the case if the three speakers were missmatched. If all three are 4 ohm coils I'm not sure how that is possible.
    Because they're not all wired the same. There's a reason you won't find a single wiring calculator that shows that configuration. Because it doesn't work.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick824 View Post
    Because they're not all wired the same. There's a reason you won't find a single wiring calculator that shows that configuration. Because it doesn't work.
    Actually I did find info on it, but it involves 4 speakers vs 3.


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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    Quote Originally Posted by oxsign View Post
    Your being told what will happen. I other words, "YOUR QUESTION IS BEING ANSWERED" and yet you still refuse to listen. **** newb.
    You are an idiot that cannot read. Thanks for the contribution. I would have no problem accepting someones answer if they would give the reasoning behind it. So far all I have been told is "it won't work". I'm sorry, but I have been around message boards far too long to accept answers like that. Many people will post on what they have heard, or their opinion rather than fact.




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    Re: Wiring 3 Subs In Series And Parallel

    the question has been answered but you refuse to accept the answer

    to break it down for you. the woofer seeing a parallel wiring will have more (what we like to call) watts going to it than the other 2 woofers that are wired in series



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