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Old 4th October 2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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i got 5 subs that are SVC they are 4 ohms now how do i wire this to like 1 or 2 ohms ?
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If you take four of the subs and wire them in parallel, it will give you a 1 ohm load. Is that what you are asking?
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well like i said i got five subs so how do i do this then wire them all in parallel ? how many ohms will that be then with all five ( 5 ) subs ?
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I don't know how you would wire five subs and keep it above an ohm, that's why I told you about four.

EDIT: I should say I don't know how to divide the power equally and keep it above an ohm.
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yes but i wont to use all five so like right now they are wired up all parallel to the amp it sound ok but the amp turns off somethimes like the amp is 1200 RMS and the subs are 1500 RMS in total so is this i good wireing option or is there others to try ? the amp is JBL 1200 so they say that it puts out like 1300 RMS
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wire four, keep one as a spare.
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hmm i can't because then i ll have to make a differnet box and i will be pushing the subs to their limit
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how did you get into this mess?

What I'm asking is how on earth did you end up with 5 subs?
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well i build the box for the 4 subs then i had this one extra sub so i decided to put it on the box since there was space on the box and i wouldn't have to push those 4 to their limit so ........
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power 2 of them and use the other 3 as passive radiators? as was said, using four in parallel is your best bet. five 4 ohm subs in parallel is 0.8ohms nominal (which will realistically appear almost like a short at the outputs of the amp) drawing a LOT of current and causing your amp's protection circuitry to kick in so it doesn't self destruct!
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