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Old 01-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Audio gurus help me out!!

Hey guys, just bought this sub:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-P3S-1X12.html

My question is, can I use this amp to power it? Some have told me I can't, some told me if I run the wires in series instead of parallel, I can. The sub is wired internally to produce a 1ohm load. I was told since it is dual voice coil, I can open it up, run the wires in series and my amp should be okay. Here is the specs on my amp. It's not stable at 1ohm so I need advice.

Pioneer GM-5500T with specs:


Power Specifications - Full Range Channels
RMS power @ 4 ohms 125 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms 190 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm Not Stable
Bridged RMS Power 400 watts x 1 channels
Peak Power Output 820 watts x 1 channels
Amplifier Specifications
Amplifier Class AB
Number of Channels 2
Total Peak Power Output 820 watts
Total RMS Power Output 400 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size 4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged 2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged 4 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power 0.05%
Speaker Level Inputs Yes
Preamp Outputs No
Built-in Crossover Low-pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency 40 - 500 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 98 dB
Bass Boost Selectable (0, 6, 12dB)
Bass/Gain Remote No
Fan Cooled No
Fuse Rating 25A x 2
CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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id run a decent class D mono block honestly.........it will power the sub CLEANLY without overheating.

u always wanna have more power than ur driver can handle, and just use ur head and know when to stop cranking the volume so u dont distort it....especially with a 12, they are more prone to distort due to them being less rigid than some smaller subs due to surface area.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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But will it be okay if I do it? My amp generates 400w at 4ohms bridged. If I wire the sub like this



It will create a 4ohm load, correct? Since the sub is a dual voice coil. If this can be done, I'd rather save some money.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #4
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Not sure if Im missing something but the sub you linked is wired for 1 ohm.

"st make sure you pair it with a 1-ohm stable amplifier. "
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[QUOTE=Who Dat Popcorn;6292444]But will it be okay if I do it? My amp generates 400w at 4ohms bridged. If I wire the sub like this



It will create a 4ohm load, correct? Since the sub is a dual voice coil. If this can be done, I'd rather save some money.[/QUOgo for it looks goodTE]
yes. looks right, long as you got the wattage you want at 4 ohms.
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