About the Author Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Voice Coils—Single or Dual A single subwoofer voice coil is equipped with 2 terminal posts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University. Now run a wire from a positive terminal of your sub to your positive terminal on your amp and a wire from the negative terminal that's with the positive you ran a wire from to your negative terminal on your amp. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Keep in mind that amplifiers have a higher output capacity to low impedance subwoofers than high impedance subwoofers. Connect one end of the first length of wire to the speaker output terminals of the amplifier.
Set speaker size to large and adjust crossover frequencies to desired levels if you used speaker level connections. A dual subwoofer voice coil is equipped with 4 terminal posts. Wire Gauge Speaker wires, as indicated in the Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams are used for wiring subwoofers. I've already figured out that I'm going to wire both in parallel to get the resistance i need on the amp and I know that i can connect speaker 1 to speaker 2 then speaker 2 to the amp but what I'm wondering is, can i wire each sub in parallel then connect them each to the amp separate and get the same result? Things may get complicated when you wire dual voice coils and more than one subwoofer together. Recommended sizes are 12 to 14-gauge. Choose your setup Amplifier Channels. The down side of this is that bridged channels are not capable of driving impedance loads as low as unbridged amps.
Important To avoid your high-powered amplifier from overheating, as well as damage to both your amp and subs, the ohms you drive your amp with must not be lower than what it is designed to handle. My amp is a mono block amp but has 2 positive and 2 negative terminals. However, not all amps can safely drive low impedance subwoofers. Be sure that the polarities of each individual wire strand are the same. I assume the box already has a terminal on it? Best way though is to have a terminal for each speaker, or even each coil.
You could also wire each sub's voice coils in series and then wire the subs together in series again to get an 8 ohm load. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. I'm thinking you hook up the coils in parallel and just hook up the speakers to the one channel. The wiring diagrams, mentioned in the following paragraphs, are just some of the best options available to you. This may not be a very practical option, as the total impedance is not always easy to calculate. Connect the positive lead of the speaker wire to the positive terminal, and the negative to the negative. Use the Main Left and Right speaker output terminals on the amplifier and connect to the subwoofer's speaker inputs.
Edit: Didn't see it had been answered already. I'm not rich so I need a amp that wont kill my pocket book but will also push these subs. I'm just wondering if it will pull the same resistance if it wire both parallel directly to it as it would if it wired sub 1 to sub 2 then to the amp. I know different, this is the first time i have worked with an amp like this so i threw me off a little. But first, you must take into consideration the need to match your amplifier, subwoofer and their impedance in order to obtain the highest performance from these components. These are usually set-screw connections -- loosen the screw, slip the bare wire underneath and tighten down.
Anyone feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Check this out for help with your wiring. I usually try to match amps with sub brand. You can wire each sub's voice coils in parallel and then wire the subs together in series to get a 2 ohm load to your amplifier. Yes is mono and the second terminal isnt for a second channel only so you have more room to connect wires. . As I understand it what I would be doing would be like putting 2 subwoofer positives into the same terminal hole and 2 negatives into the same hole if one hole were large enough to do that.
If you want to go with a 1 ohm load, connect both your positive terminals on the sub together and connect both your negative together. About the Author Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. Do you know the specs of the amp yet? I think those are the only two options you really have with this amp, but it depends on the power handling of your subs really. Some low-impedance wiring diagrams are included. So I need help with connecting my 2 subs a my amp.
The impedances for these voice coils are 2-ohm, 4-ohm and 8-ohm. I do understand hooking up coils in parallel. Refer to instructions for your specific sub or preamplifier for questions on available adjustments. If you have a wire diagram that would help me more than words. This will show as a 2 ohm load at the amp.
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