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Okay so I picked up a dual voice coil sub, and Im a little confused by how to wire it up. In the past Ive stuck with single coil, and theyre pretty brainless to wire.

So Im wondering if anyone can give suggestions how to wire it up?

Im planning on bridging the two rear channels of a four channel amp to power it, or can I run one channel to each input on the sub?

I know you can run this in 2 or 8 ohm configuration. Im interested quality, not thumpy-ness.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks guys!

PS- My girlfriend thinks Im silly for being all into focuses.
 

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Is you sub a dual 4 ohm sub? (being that it will be wired for 2 or 8 ohm?)

If so, you may have a problem. Most amps that bridge will not be stable at 2 ohms in bridged mode. They are stable for 2 ohm per channel in stereo, which means bridged it does 4 ohm. (ie: 1 ohm stable per channel will do 2 ohm bridged)

If your amp is not 2 ohm stable bridged, and your sub is a dual 4 ohm sub, then you will have to wire it in Series for an 8 ohm load. This means you will only get 1/2 the power from your bridged amp.

Another wiring site:
http://mobile.jlaudio.com/support_pages.php?page_id=145
 
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