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Hi Guys I've Been Looking Around For A How-To On Putting The Sub Into The Box. Drilling Screws Around The Sub Face Is Pretty Self Explanatory, But As For Wiring I'm Pretty Clueless. Any Of You Fellas Willing To Shed Some Light On The Subject? :)
 

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Thanks For The Link. Kinda Helped A Bit.
So Since My Subs A DVC 4Ohm, I'm Just Supposed To Run One Wire Between The + And - Coils On The Sub And Two Wires For The Other + And - From My Amp To The Sub?
 

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If I recall correctly, for a DVC (pending your amp is 2 or 4 channel) you would run two sets of wires, two positive (+) and two negative (-). Each positive would go to a positive terminal, and each negative would go to a negative terminal. But, then again, it depends on how you are running the system setup in wiring. I think what I mentioned here is called wiring in parallel.
 

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I ran my sub like this.
I have a p3 2 ohm dvc sub.
I wired it into 4 ohms by running one wire to positive and negative on the sub itself then i just ran a pos and neg from the bridged ports on my amp to the free terminals on the sub.
Which let me put 500w 4 ohm to my sub.
 

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My Amp's 2 Channel So Yeah I Guess I Will Be Needing 2 Sets Of Positive N Negative Wires. I'm Planning On Testing Both Cross N Parallel Wiring With My Amp N Seeing Which One Sounds Better After. Or Does It Not Matter Which Way You Wire It?
 

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[quote author=Zer0id link=topic=135976.msg2930090#msg2930090 date=1234390805]
I ran my sub like this.
I have a p3 2 ohm dvc sub.
I wired it into 4 ohms by running one wire to positive and negative on the sub itself then i just ran a pos and neg from the bridged ports on my amp to the free terminals on the sub.
Which let me put 500w 4 ohm to my sub.

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your not making 500 watts at 4 ohms with that sub, you would be if you were wiring it to a 1 ohm load. Figured i'd let you know.
 

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Also you never run 2 sets of wires to the terminals you should always run the wires between the coils and then one wire for each + and - from the terminal on the box. Its been a while but if your amp is Stable at 2 OHM then use it. If its NOT Stable your amp will constantlly overload or go into protect. Hope these images help.

Series 2x 2OHM Coils = 4 Ohm Load | Series More Resistance and More Power Needed to Drive Sub


Parallel: 2x 4OHM Coils = 2 Ohm Load | Parallel Less Resistance And Less Power Needed to Drive Sub
 

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[quote author=andrew1501 link=topic=135976.msg2930219#msg2930219 date=1234394023]
[quote author=Zer0id link=topic=135976.msg2930090#msg2930090 date=1234390805]
I ran my sub like this.
I have a p3 2 ohm dvc sub.
I wired it into 4 ohms by running one wire to positive and negative on the sub itself then i just ran a pos and neg from the bridged ports on my amp to the free terminals on the sub.
Which let me put 500w 4 ohm to my sub.

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your not making 500 watts at 4 ohms with that sub, you would be if you were wiring it to a 1 ohm load. Figured i'd let you know.
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K then what am I making then.
Have a p400.2 which puts out 569 at 4 ohms bridged
 

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Oh don't forget depending on the rating of the manuf. your amp could put out more power as most of the time they are rated at 12V and when the car is running its 14.4 something along the lines of 12% increase. That was what my Planet Audio amp said right on its birth certificate.
 

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[quote author=Krystm link=topic=135976.msg2930234#msg2930234 date=1234394622]
Also you never run 2 sets of wires to the terminals you should always run the wires between the coils and then one wire for each + and - from the terminal on the box. Its been a while but if your amp is Stable at 2 OHM then use it. If its NOT Stable your amp will constantlly overload or go into protect. Hope these images help.

Series 2x 2OHM Coils = 4 Ohm Load | Series More Resistance and More Power Needed to Drive Sub


Parallel: 2x 4OHM Coils = 2 Ohm Load | Parallel Less Resistance And Less Power Needed to Drive Sub

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When You Say Series = More Resistance/Power And Parallel = Less Resistance/Power Does This Apply To 2 Channel Amps? Cuz My Amps A 2 Channel, Not A Mono.
 

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it applies all around its based on whatever your amp is stable at. Most amps would be 2 ohm per channel. then bridged probably 2 ohms as well. There are some 1 ohm stable amps which are crazy. So if your sub load is 2 Ohms and your amp is stable at 2 ohms you would be fine.

Most amps are like half in Ohm loads. EG.

4 Ohm = 150 Watts
2 Ohm = 300 Watts

etc.

So if your Amp is Stable at 2 ohms and puts out 300 Watts you would want to find a sub that was 2 Ohms and good for at least 300 Watts. (This can be lower as properly broken in subs can usually handle a lot more power then their rating)

I know its kind of confusing but I hope it helps.
 

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[quote author=krazyk86cu link=topic=135976.msg2933848#msg2933848 date=1234508862]
^ FAIL. thats not a real box. It's just some lines you drew in paint.
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better?
 

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[quote author=blankets3 link=topic=135976.msg2933831#msg2933831 date=1234508191]


sub in box
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LOLOLOLOLOL[quote author=blankets3 link=topic=135976.msg2933873#msg2933873 date=1234509856]
[quote author=krazyk86cu link=topic=135976.msg2933848#msg2933848 date=1234508862]
^ FAIL. thats not a real box. It's just some lines you drew in paint.
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better?
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EVEN MORE LOLOLOLOLOL
 

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FAIL, its obvious that you simple photoshop/painted that in. i'm not gonna believe you till I see a sub literally in a box. NO LOL FOR YOU!!!
 

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[quote author=Krystm link=topic=135976.msg2933491#msg2933491 date=1234497813]
it applies all around its based on whatever your amp is stable at. Most amps would be 2 ohm per channel. then bridged probably 2 ohms as well. There are some 1 ohm stable amps which are crazy. So if your sub load is 2 Ohms and your amp is stable at 2 ohms you would be fine.

Most amps are like half in Ohm loads. EG.

4 Ohm = 150 Watts
2 Ohm = 300 Watts

etc.

So if your Amp is Stable at 2 ohms and puts out 300 Watts you would want to find a sub that was 2 Ohms and good for at least 300 Watts. (This can be lower as properly broken in subs can usually handle a lot more power then their rating)

I know its kind of confusing but I hope it helps.
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It Is Kinda Confusing But It Does Help At The Same Time. <-That's Confusing Itself Lolol.
So My Amp Is A 2 Channel At 2 Ohms And 800 Watts And My Sub Holds At 4 Ohms And 750 Watts.
So.. If I Were To Bridge My Amp And Cross The Wires Onto The Sub It Should Be Fine Right? Or Am I Confused Way Over My Head Lol.
 
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