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01-03-2013 11:41 AM  5 years agoPost 1
rc.chris

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Anyone know what ohm subs I should use in my sons truck? We are going to have a 500w mono amp for the subs, so should we use 8,4, or 2 ohm subs? Also anyone familiar with enclosures? Thanks for any info.

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01-03-2013 03:15 PM  5 years agoPost 2
helibrat

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It depends on the spec's of the amplifier you are using. If the amp is 2-ohm stable, you can use a 2-ohm amplifier. Also, if you are using a DVC sub with 4-ohms per coil, you can wire it to be 2-ohm.

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01-03-2013 03:28 PM  5 years agoPost 3
Ronald Thomas

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You need to match the maximum output of the amplifier (lowest, safest impedance it will operate properly) to the subs. If the mono block amplifier is a 2 ohm stable amp, you can wire a few combinations to achieve the correct impedance. For example, (2) 4 ohm subs can be wired in parallel to give you a 2 ohm load, (4) 2 ohm subs can be wired to give you a 2 ohm load as well (series/parallel combo).
How many subs are you planning on using? What kind of truck? How much power is the amplifier??? I did high end car stereo installation for 10 years (and still do ) and I know there are a LOT of things that determine the correct setup....shoot me a pm and we can discuss it if you like.......Ron

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01-03-2013 04:25 PM  5 years agoPost 4
adamsz06

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Also pay attention to the enclosure the sub will be designed to work with and type of music you listen to. There are equations out there that will give you box volume based on a particular subs "q" value if you decide to get into building a custom enclosure. Keep in mind space will be limited in the truck so a sub requiring a large volume won't be ideal for your application.

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