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This isn't going in the 6 but it's a general ohm/sub/amp question...

It is going in a Dakota truck bed w/ a blow-through. Sealed box 1cubic ft for each sub.

So if my amp runs 600rms at 2ohm stable and my subs are 4ohm dvc, what would be the best way of wiring them??

Everything I have read shows that I can either run the subs in 4ohm or 1ohm which my amp doesn't offer...

If I wire the subs at 4ohm and send a 2 ohm signal from the amp, will that cause distortion or damage something?



Thanks!

Oh ya, I have searched and read quite a bit about it, also I know I could run more power to these subs, but 300rms each is good enough for now...
 

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You only have two options as you have discovered. You can present a 1ohm load or you can present a 4ohm load to your amp. Physics tells us it is impossible to present a 2ohm load to this amp while having both subs hooked up.

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp is useful for checking wiring configurations and after you put in 2 speakers, both with dual 4ohm voice coils it will tell you how to wire them up.

Running your amp at 4ohms will not hurt it in anyway. It will just put out less power then if it were running at 2ohms.

According to your amplifier manual:

http://www.kicker.com/06/tech-support/manu...0Amplifiers.pdf

You'll see 300 watts RMS at a 4ohm load to be shared between the subs.
 

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You only have two options as you have discovered. You can present a 1ohm load or you can present a 4ohm load to your amp. Physics tells us it is impossible to present a 2ohm load to this amp while having both subs hooked up.

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp is useful for checking wiring configurations and after you put in 2 speakers, both with dual 4ohm voice coils it will tell you how to wire them up.

Running your amp at 4ohms will not hurt it in anyway. It will just put out less power then if it were running at 2ohms.

According to your amplifier manual:

http://www.kicker.com/06/tech-support/manu...0Amplifiers.pdf

You'll see 300 watts RMS at a 4ohm load to be shared between the subs.
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Ah... well you just confirmed my thoughts and research...

I could either get another amp or just run one sub to get the full potential out of the amp/sub...

Thanks
 
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