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Old 03-22-2002, 09:15 PM   #1
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Audio: Wiring 2 Subs

Hey guys.. I dont know if you remember me talking about my audio setup.. but I finally went with a pair of 10" kenwood "tornado" style subs.

My question is.. what kind of amp should I get?
and how would I wire it? If I get a mono Class D amp... how would I wire that to 2 subs? connect the subs together and wire it as one speaker? Same question but different amp.. If I had a 2 channel amp. Would it be better for me to bridge it, and wire the two subs as one speaker? or should I wire it as two speakers?
any differences in performance from the two different ways?

ALSO.. i'm not very familar with amps...
I have a sub output on my deck, and my amp will be connected to this. NOT THROUGH SPEAKER INPUTS
so would I need a switch to turn the amp on and off?
or will it turn on automatically? or does all this depend on the amp?

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Old 03-22-2002, 11:16 PM   #2
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well i wired mine as one (or bridged),, because thats what i was told to do,,i made it mono,,,,, the best thing to do is ask a local cart audio place,, you will also need a crossover,,,,
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Old 03-23-2002, 03:17 AM   #3
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If your deck has a subwoofer pre-out, you shouldn't need a crossover, it should be built into your deck. As for wiring, it all depends on what kind of amp you get and what the max power and impedance of the subs are.
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Old 03-28-2002, 10:04 AM   #4
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most decks dont come with sub pre-outputs,, they havent become a standard option for most audio companies yet,, i found most decks with the duel or sub pre-outputs are in the high hundred dollar range and are over 200watts..hopefully this will become a standard option for all decks..
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