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sub and amp combo

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by mr smitty, May 10, 2010.

  1. May 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    mr smitty

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    ok so im confused on the ohm stuff and how it affects sound and power
    i understand the rhm and that you want to have them the same but is the rhm different between 2 ohm and 4 ohm?
    id like to hook up two pioneer shallow mount 10"s that are both 4 ohms and 300 rhm
    alpine has a mono amp that produces 1x600 2ohm rhm can i connect the two subs to this amp and get the 300 rhm on each?
    thanks for any help
     
  2. May 10, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    I think, someone please correct me if Im wrong, you should connect them in parallel to the AMP so the AMP sees a 2 OHM load and delivers 600 Watts RMS to the load therefore 300 watts RMS to each sub.
     
  3. May 10, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    i was thinking that i could do that somehow but that would work out nice if that works because i can get a good deal on the set and have everything i want match up justright
     
  4. May 10, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    specifically talking about the pioneers TS SW2501S4 300w
    and the alpine pdx-m6 amp
     
  5. May 10, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    I think I'm right I hope someone comes in and confirms.

    That's the same sub I will be using, once hooked up let me know how it sounds!
     
  6. May 10, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    im thinking about trying they tacotunes double box and that is about the only sub that will fit the box to specs
     
  7. May 11, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    If you run the subs parallel it will cut the ohm of the subs in half...so in your case to 2 ohms. With 300 (rms) required for each sub and your amp supplying 600 at 2 ohms...they will be nearly perfect. Here's a diagram to explain the ohms thing...
    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 11, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Yes, two 4ohm subs wired to a 2ohm load will yield 600RMS from the amp giving each sub 300.

    I confirm.
     
  10. May 11, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    They are 4 OHM Single Coil

    Thanks
     
  11. May 11, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    what your trying to do is right on point. run a wire from the amp to a sub, and from that sub to the other sub. 300 watt RMS to each subwoofer
     
  12. May 11, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    This is incorrect. Please edit your post.


    What is stated above is a series type wiring and will yield an 8ohm load.


    What the OP is wanting is a 2ohm load. He'll need to wire them in parallel. Like the picture below.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. May 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    +1
     
  14. May 12, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    thanks guys but i took a visit to the local audio shop they talked me out of my tacotunes idea and probably into the jl stealthbox
     
  15. May 13, 2010 at 5:25 AM
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    Talking you out of a Tacotune box is probably a good thing. If you are looking for a better box around the size of the Tacotune box, talk to Mr. Marv and he can hook you up. Much better box, and a much better guy to deal with. Plus, you will actually receive your purchase, and be able to talk to someone if you need help. Its like buying a custom box, and an audio consultant.
     
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