# Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?

• 09-02-2011
brownm3
Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
I have been contemplating getting either 5 or 6 subwoofers. So I am trying to estimate what ohm load (series or parallel) that would be in order to plan for sub, amplifier and box build cost.

I am currently interested in:
5 subwoofers DVC (2 ohm)
6 subwoofers DVC (2 ohm)

Currently have 2 subwoofers DVC (2 ohm), so please do not recommend switching to SVC or 4 ohm subs. Thanks.
• 09-02-2011
SicAudio
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
it is simple math
if ya cant figure it out then IMO you have no business doing it yourself and need to pay someone to do it for you...
• 09-02-2011
ejschultz
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
For an impedance in series, you add them up. For an impedance in parallel, you add up the reciprocals of the impedances. Fairly simple. Technically, for impedance, it's not quite that easy, but you don't have to worry about phase shifting when hooking up subs.
• 09-02-2011
i2ain2thunder
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
Quote:

Originally Posted by SicAudio
it is simple math
if ya cant figure it out then IMO you have no business doing it yourself and need to pay someone to do it for you...

yeah cuz posting on a car audio forum is the wrong place for him to be :rolleyes:
• 09-02-2011
bhsdriller
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
• 09-02-2011
SicAudio
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
parallel you divide the coils ohms by how many coils IE:

4 coils at 4 ohms (2dvc 4 subs ) 4/4=1...

series you add them up ..so:

4+4+4+4 = 16...

series parallel is addition and division...

so 4+4 for series per sub = 8 per sub then parallel them together for 8/2 = 4 ohms..

or parallel 1st then series:

4/2= 2 then 2+2 = 4 ;)

any questions?
• 09-02-2011
brownm3
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
Thanks to those that provided helpful information. I will be having a "professional" do my installs but I am doing this research for pricing purposes. I would rather do the leg work regarding the power and load requirements, so I can price my equipment without being subject to shady sales people.
• 09-02-2011
cyn
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
Quote:

Originally Posted by brownm3
I have been contemplating getting either 5 or 6 subwoofers. So I am trying to estimate what ohm load (series or parallel) that would be in order to plan for sub, amplifier and box build cost.

I am currently interested in:
5 subwoofers DVC (2 ohm)
6 subwoofers DVC (2 ohm)

Currently have 2 subwoofers DVC (2 ohm), so please do not recommend switching to SVC or 4 ohm subs. Thanks.

Try this site out Subwoofer Enclosure Calculators, Fraction to Decimal, Parallel, Series, Port Length and Volume Calculators
• 09-16-2011
audiobaun
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
you can check out sonic electronics find your subs,and find the wiring diagram you need for the ohms value needed for your application,print it out,and take it to the vehicle and wire it up?????Hope this helps
• 09-16-2011
audiobaun
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
Only for 4 subs sorry.
• 09-18-2011
audiobaun
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
If you change your mind... it can be googled up>>Found it the other day after work.
• 09-18-2011
shizzzon
Re: Does anyone have a subwoofer wiring diagram over four subs?
what is the RE rating for these subs?

If you do not know, what make and model are they?