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Old 23rd December 2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default How should i hook my speakers to my amp?

i have 2 100watt pioneer speakers. I also have a BOGEN c35b amp. IT is a class b amp. The speakers impedence is 4 each. The amp will goto 4.5 ohms. and it has higher ohms. The amp has the hookup to ohms, ground/com, aux1 and 2, mic 1 and 2/ How should i hook my speakers up? I want to have a big boom stuff for rap music and stuff.
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Old 23rd December 2003, 09:35 PM   #2
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you should look for the only connections that will accept bare wire
and clamp it. These will be the speaker terminals, use those.

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Old 23rd December 2003, 09:36 PM   #3
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no i meant like how should i connect it to the amp and stuff
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Old 23rd December 2003, 11:28 PM   #4
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For "big boom stuff" and "rap music and stuff" the best sound will be achieved by omitting the speaker cables altogether... but only try this with a class-b amp.
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I have the same problem :::


Ok, i just bought a kicker comp vr Dual voice coil sub (15 inch) I am gonna power it with a legacy 500watt X2 (1000 watt bridged) amp. this is my first REAL system.. and i have never owned a dual voice coil sub. I noticed there is a set of connectors for each coil.. what would be the best way to hook it up.. run 500 watts to each coil? in stereo mode (using both channels) my amp pushes 2 ohms.. each coil is 2 ohms.. so i am thinking that is how i should do it.. but i have never done this before and wanted to make sure .. thanks for the help.
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Richard what do you mean "ommit the speaker cables?" What ohm setting should i use? and what should i use as the input?
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Old 24th December 2003, 01:58 AM   #7
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no i meant like how should i connect it to the amp and stuff
you've lost me here.......


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I have the same problem :::


Ok, i just bought a kicker comp vr Dual voice coil sub (15 inch) I am gonna power it with a legacy 500watt X2 (1000 watt bridged) amp. this is my first REAL system.. and i have never owned a dual voice coil sub. I noticed there is a set of connectors for each coil.. what would be the best way to hook it up.. run 500 watts to each coil? in stereo mode (using both channels) my amp pushes 2 ohms.. each coil is 2 ohms.. so i am thinking that is how i should do it.. but i have never done this before and wanted to make sure .. thanks for the help.
Sounds right to me, make sure you get the phasing right.


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Richard what do you mean "ommit the speaker cables?" What ohm setting should i use? and what should i use as the input?
Us Brits are such wags......

Don't understand what you are trying to set up.
The amplifier has an "ohm" setting ?
Is it a mono pubic address amplifier with 100V line out ?

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hell im confused too!

cyberkidd007, is english your primary language?

hehe, big boom, big bada boom!
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Old 24th December 2003, 03:17 AM   #9
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sreten what is Phasing? ( i am REALLY REALLY new to this).. o, i did some more research and found a guide at JL Audio. I now understand parallel and series.. and independant! one thing:

Ok i have the 500X2 amp now i cant go parallel because id only be puting 500 watts through both coils (they would share the 500) if i go series i get the full 1000 watts shared with both coils.. @ 8 ohms.. OR i could go independant and it would give 500 through each coil at 2 ohms.. im just curios as to what would be louder.. or is it something i need to test?

in other words which way should i hook it up..

1) series @8 ohms (1000 watts shared between coils)
2) independant @2ohms(500 watts to each coil)

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ok i messed up instead of ohms i meant amps. OR the lil u thinge. And what amps or whatever should my speakers be hooked up too? And how should i connect my speakers? in a series or parallel?
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