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    wiring a dual 4 ohm subwoofer

    Ok.I think this has a simple answer I just can't see the light.I have a 4ohm dual voicecoil jl subwoofer and would like to know if it makes any difference if I only use one coil or both.I would like to leave it at a 4 ohm load so I can run it parallel with another (same sub) so the amp sees 2 ohms.I have read conflicting info in regards to only using one coil with a sub with dual coils.I don't know.any info would be appreciated.







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    Re: wiring a dual 4 ohm subwoofer

    If it's wired in parallel then u r using both coils. Unless I just didn't understand the ?



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    Re: wiring a dual 4 ohm subwoofer

    http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/wo...2&I=42#results

    you dont want to use only one coil, it'll mess up the sub. either wire in series and get 4 ohms or get another amp and wire them individually.



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    Re: wiring a dual 4 ohm subwoofer

    original poster - I don't think you are getting clear advice.

    1) If it is a dual VC 4-ohm sub, then it can be wired for 2 ohms (parallel) or 8ohms (series) if using *both* coils.
    2) It is *possible* to use only one coil and run the sub as a 4-ohm load, BUT the one coil will only be able to handle HALF the rated power of the sub, so you have to be careful to set gains and not blow the single VC.

    Make sense?




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    Re: wiring a dual 4 ohm subwoofer

    Makes sense now.I know the wiring basics just didn't quite know about handling half the rms with only one coil.I wired them in series and so far so good. thanks for advice




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    Re: wiring a dual 4 ohm subwoofer

    Quote Originally Posted by supra1987 View Post
    Makes sense now.I know the wiring basics just didn't quite know about handling half the rms with only one coil.I wired them in series and so far so good. thanks for advice
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