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Old 12-18-2008, 01:49 PM
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You are suppose to power each voice coil separately. Having said that, you need two pair of terminals. If yours only has 2 terminals, that means they were hooked up in parallel. Adding more amp to it will only deliver more power, you are not powering each voice coil separately.
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so whats the point of 'linking' two amps together like these kenwoods boast they can then if your just running them to each separate voice coil anyways?? you can do that with any two identical amps can you not?
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The difference is:

Situation 1
You wanna power your voice coil separately. You hook them up to two amps.

Situation 2
You want to get more power with 2 amps powering 1 voice coil. You strap the amps together. Or buy a more powerful amp. You can strap two amps to power 1 voice coil. Then two more to power another voice coil.
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how do you 'strap' them? thats my question
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by the_garr View Post
how do you 'strap' them? Thats my question
google! :d
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Not all amps are strappable remember. You could see some instant magic smoke. lol.
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have we figured out what kind of box your going to be putting this sub into yet ?? i would seal that sub if i was you or it will sound like poooooo
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the 12w7 is a single 3ohm try the maxxlink good luck or buy a big amp off yuli sell the alpines to someone who does not know better LOL
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Originally Posted by kin0kin View Post
You are suppose to power each voice coil separately. Having said that, you need two pair of terminals. If yours only has 2 terminals, that means they were hooked up in parallel. Adding more amp to it will only deliver more power, you are not powering each voice coil separately.
you are not "supposed" to do that by any means. It is actually recommended that you do not do it that way.

The only time that's done is in high powered SPL applications.

I always wire all my coils together and power them that way.

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the 12w7 is a single 3ohm try the maxxlink good luck or buy a big amp off yuli sell the alpines to someone who does not know better LOL
hahahahaahhaahahahaahha
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