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Old 02-17-2007
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2 ohm and 4 ohm?

Can i hook up a 4 ohm speaker to a 2 ohm amp? quick response needed please.
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what kind of amp is it cuz an amp can be wired many different ways
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its a pyramid 400 watt 2way 2 ohm...
i read a little more about it and they say that u can hook up a 4 ohm speaker to a 2 ohm amp and it will have distortion earlier when u turn it up loud but but a 4 ohm amp and a 2 ohm speaker could fry your amp.
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yes you can hook it up, your amp will not push its max, but it will work.
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the speaker will see half the amps output

double the ohm load to the amp, halves the power to the speaker
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I see.. thanks guys
Sounds like im gonna buy a new amp.
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if you have a dual voice coil sub, then a 2 ohm amp is what you want.....when you wire them positive on the amp to positive on the speaker and then positive to positive on the speaker; nevative on the amp to negative on the speaker to negative on the speaker, you are pulling a 2 ohm load from the amp.........ALL amps push out more power at 2 ohms than at 4 ohms.....you can get more power that way cheaper......

here is a little wiring diagram on what i was saying if it was confusing....


and here is a link to were you can try different setups...
http://www.cardomain.com/shop/woofer..._dvc&x=123&y=9
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the sub i have is a 07 10" Kicker CompVT and i has a 4 layer voice coil.
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is it a dual voice coil or a single voice coil?
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its a single
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yea the amp would be only pushing out about 1/2 the power that it would normally do with a 2 ohm load on the amp....
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is it a 2 channel amp that can bridge to 4ohm mono? if so, then you don't have to buy a better amp

(although I would anyways because pyramids are usually pos)
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lol, i was readin this thinkin "hey kevin just got one of those subs" then i saw the amp and was like "omg that's the same amp kevin has" then i noticed it was him postin this haha.

he's got the amp briged, idk what its at though. Sounds great
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