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Old 10-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #11
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I want to start and say this is just such a terrible idea, but I think you should learn for yourself since the speakers you got probably didn't cost you anything. Plus you never you know when your going to get luck. You would be better off Using 1 and make a sweet tuned box. So here we go.

Basically find out the ohm load, SVC is simple it says what it is. If its a DVC find out what it says it is, which is really the rating of the individual coils, then wire parallel for 1/2 or series for the sum.
Example 2ohm DVC in parallel, is 1 ohm parallel and 4 ohms series.


You wire subs Positive wire to positive wire, and Neg to neg. So If your using a 2ohm SVC and a 4 ohm DVC (wired in parallel) that still comes out to a 2ohm load on your amp. If you have a 4 ohm SVC you will want a 2ohm DVC (wired in series) to get a 2ohm load on your amp. Once again wire the 2 subs together in series + to + to amp and - to - amp. I assume your amp is hooked up with atleast 2awg and is rated for 800rms. Any options for different combos outside the examples I just gave you can do the math because you get high or low of the recommend impedance of most amps you will find and That is usually bad for your amp. Run with a low ohm and it probably burns out your amp and if its to high it will probably burn out your coils
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
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I definitely see where you're coming from. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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A box makes all the difference in the world OP. One sub in a great box will out perform two in a conventional box.
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Do you recommend building a box to the manufacturer specs, or is there more of a science to it? For what it's worth, I've always been an SQ guy, so I tend to lean toward sealed boxes. They've always sounded cleaner in my experience (which obviously isn't much).
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Do you recommend building a box to the manufacturer specs, or is there more of a science to it? For what it's worth, I've always been an SQ guy, so I tend to lean toward sealed boxes. They've always sounded cleaner in my experience (which obviously isn't much).
Yes.

That is what the T/S Parameters are all about. You can download WinISD for free. Play around with it. There is loads of of online support for it as well.
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I like sealed boxes too, but there is ways to get a sealed sound with the efficiency of a ported box. I had one made for my L5 that sounded sealed, but hit like it was ported. Very sharp, punchy, accurate bass with awesome lows.



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This is some awesome info guys. Y'all have me thinking a whole new way. Time to do some research!
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