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Old 07-05-2007
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Thanks for checking into that Tim. Guess I'll just keep my fingers crossed that it is, in fact, new. I don't plan on waking the neighbors or shattering glass as I drive down the street, so it should be fine either way. Hey, for 95 bucks waddaya want anyway?
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the only problem I see using that amp and sub combo is that the sub is a dual 2ohm. correct? When wired in parallel the amp will see a 1 ohm load and may cause the amp to go in to protection mode or you'll blow the amp. If you wire the sub in series the amp will see a 4 ohm load in which you'll be severely under powering the sub and not get full use of the sub or amp. Personally for that sub I would have gotten a 1ohm stable mono amp rated [email protected] or a two ch amp rated [email protected]
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Subs and amps have to match? Great, didn't have a clue about that. I just figured a sub was a sub and an amp was an amp...guess not. Well, where do you suggest I go from here? I suppose a new sub would be less expensive? I don't want to blow anything up.
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if its dual voice coil jus wire it for a 4ohm load...amp will handle it fine...there is a link i used for all my wiring needs...i will look for it, but yes, ohm load can make it or break it...i have a dual 4 ohm L5 wired in a 2 ohm load to a 2 ohm stable amp, so there is no risk of blowin anything, do some research, anyone can do car audio, but very few can do it and do it right...most kicker amps are 2ohm stable anyway, jus dont do 1 ohm like a friend did with his l7...amp worked for like 5 seconds and blew
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jus checked the link, and yes u will be fine, the amp is 2ohm stable so no worries, and your welcome, always glad to help someone in need
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So I should wire in series for a 4 ohm load like you and 3rdRanger said? It is a 2 ohm dual voice coil.

Audio is so confusing.
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You can wire it in 4ohm, but why, the amp only moves 150 watts at 4 ohm load, at 2 ohm its 300...jus wire it in 2 ohm load to get 300 and go with it, your not going to hurt anything running 2 ohm, jus the 8 and 1 ohm loads that get tricky
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Can't wire for 2 ohm. Just read thru the manuals for them.

AMP: "These ZX amplifiers are capable of operating into a minimum impedence of 2 ohms. If you are using multiple voice coils, the net impedence of the voice coils must be equal to or greater than 2 ohms."

SUB: "The dual 2 ohm woofer will generate a 1 ohm load if the coils are wired in parallel or a 4 ohm load in series."

So it looks like I have to wire in series...whatever that means.
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yea what i said, lol...jus hook one voice coil to the amp...here read

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/wo...s.asp?Q=1&I=22

and thats funny...i was going in the national guard as a mp...then went to radar repair, then my waiver got denied so i couldnt enlist...sucks
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no thats the new one, but most kicker amps have 18db bass boost and that one has 12, i had the 200 watt version of it and had 18dbs and it was the same kinda of amp....now thats wierd...try it, but as a rule that u already stated, its always better to over power the sub so the amp does not have to work as hard

i have a zx400.1 and it has the 18 bass boost as well
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