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Old 01-28-2008, 02:40 PM
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Alright It really isn't a dilema, just having a hard time making the right choice. Back a while ago when I knew nothing (know a bit now, but still not enough) about car audio, I purchased my first amp. Kenwood KAC9152D (900 RMS @ 1 ohm stable), and they were matched up for my 2 Kicker CVR's DVC4. Well I found out the one coil was ripped or damaged (as you know by my other thread) and the one was still in good shape, but wanted to get some newer ones since the cat pissed on the good one. So I bought 2 brand new, 15" kicker CVRS... but dual voice coil 2 ohm.... Either way you see what I'm talking about now. Personally I love my amp, I'd really rather keep that and replace the subs, since it'll be cheaper and more money in my pocket. They are in a sealed box to spec I believe. Anyways, what do you think I should do? I want full power out of this amp, and these subs aren't going to do it for me.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:43 PM
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If the amp can run down to 1-ohm stable, and the new 15" subs are 2-ohms each, why not just wire them in parallel to get them running at 1-ohm?

That way you get the full-blown 900W power output from your amp.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:48 PM
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yeah excecpt they are dual 2ohm. Anyway if you like the amp then you answered your own question...get rid of these woofers and get new ones. If you want to keep these subs then just get an amp that puts out rated power to 2ohms instead. I am sure you could find one online and it would be cheap and more powerful than the kenwood
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^Because they are dual 2 ohm
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 1V4N View Post
If the amp can run down to 1-ohm stable, and the new 15" subs are 2-ohms each, why not just wire them in parallel to get them running at 1-ohm?

That way you get the full-blown 900W power output from your amp.
because they are dual two Ohm each, he can only .5 or 2 Ohm...AFAIK....

to the original poster, can you not bring the subs back?.....whats the amp push at 2 Ohm?....no real feasible options i'm afraid.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:53 PM
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Try it at 2ohms, might not be that much of a difference to you ears.

You could also get 2 more of the same woofers to get your 1ohm.
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According to the Kenwood site the amp is rated for 900 watts at both 2ohm and 1ohm so as a selling feature its 1ohm stable but doesn't increase in output at lower ohms.

http://inform3.kenwoodusa.com/manuals%5CKAC9152d.pdf

So I would keep your current configuration and wire subs series each then parallel them to amp and viola 2 ohm load and your good to go.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:58 PM
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Holy your right, it does do 900 WRMS at 2 ohms. I didn't even see that and I've gone over that page before. Thanks a lot bro for pointing that out. Wow i'm a real ****en happy camper this month...
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No problem, glad to help. Its easy to overlook something.

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Old 01-28-2008, 07:47 PM
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Might be a stupid question, and I tihnk I already know the answer would just rather ask and not be wrong. Running the subs in series instead of parallel, is that less power or is it the exact same?
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