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Old 10-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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2 subwoofers on one channel

Hey, I want to apologize first if this has been asked before.

I'm currently in the process of piecing together a car audio system out of spare parts I've come across. My question today: I've got 2 12" subwoofers that both run around 400w rms. one is a SVC and one is a DVC. Is it possible to wire them in series (or parallel) into one channel of a monoblock amp? And if so, would it then need to be 800w rms? Any advice is much appreciated. Just trying to do this the easiest/cheapest way possible to save money for the rest of the stuff Sarah (my focus) needs.


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Old 10-17-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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It is possible, I had a similar setup with my SVT, though not as much RMS. I ran them in parallel. If you have separate boxes however, you want to swap the polarity on one sub. It seems to work better that way for whatever reason.
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No.

Run just one.
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^^ this

Messing with impedances is a BIG no no.
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Messing with impedance is nothing if you know what your doing. I would just say to run one sub though for simplicity and lessening your chances of causing issues.
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Hey, I want to apologize first if this has been asked before.

I'm currently in the process of piecing together a car audio system out of spare parts I've come across. My question today: I've got 2 12" subwoofers that both run around 400w rms. one is a SVC and one is a DVC. Is it possible to wire them in series (or parallel) into one channel of a monoblock amp? And if so, would it then need to be 800w rms? Any advice is much appreciated. Just trying to do this the easiest/cheapest way possible to save money for the rest of the stuff Sarah (my focus) needs.
You have failed to provide, what brand, model # and impedance of said coils.

What type of enclosure?

What amp are you running?

I'd just run the DVC sub personally.
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I think I'm going to run both of them and just pick up a second amp. I can't imagine that running two different brands of subwoofers/amps would really distort the sound at all, would it?
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I can't imagine that running two different brands of subwoofers/amps would really distort the sound at all, would it?

Yes.. Big No-No

Would sounds terrible..
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They will have totally different T/S Parameters and will sound different.

Sell them and buy a single DVC sub that will take the power that you want to give it or, buy 2 SVC subs that will.

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Two different subs will sound totally different.

I have a Pioneer with the IMPP cone, and it sounds great for rap and heavy bass music.

I have a Memphis DVC with a paper cone and it sounds far superior in sound reproduction than the Pioneer but not for rap or bass heavy music. Or let me put it this way it sounds wonderful for musical bass but not rap bass if that makes sense?

Who knows what the cones of the speakers you have are made of, and if they are made of different material like my two were they will sound VERY different from each other. There are a ton of other factors as well that come into play that were mentioned above, but this is the single best answer I think to make you understand that running two different subs wouldn't be ideal at all.
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