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Old 06-10-2009, 05:37 PM
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Question about wiring 2x JLw6

OK I ended up buying two JL W6v2s
THey each have dual 4ohm voive coils
Is there a way I can wire them to a two ohm load?
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:40 PM
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No, only 1, 4 or 16 ohm. Running 3 gives you the 2.66 ...

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Old 06-10-2009, 05:53 PM
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Or use one coil on each sub only. Be well aware though that this drops the rated power by 50%. You are better of getting the right subs for the application.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:57 PM
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Or use one coil on each sub only. Be well aware though that this drops the rated power by 50%. You are better of getting the right subs for the application.
Rob, I think what he needs now is the right amp for the application. I'd never only run one coil. That's not good for the coil.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:49 PM
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Nothing wrong with running one coil..... think about it. If two coils were running they would still be splitting the load 50/50.....all you are doing is eliminating the load on one coil. This was one of the first things I did when I had my first dvc sub almost 20 years ago. Thing worked for years running this way and more than likely continued to run for years after I sold it.
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I'm fairly convinced running one voice coil at 50% of a subs overall volume should be fine.

However in this situation that is fairly pointless. Because running only one coil at 50% volume to achieve a 2 Ohm load, is exactly the same as running both coils at the 4 Ohm load on the same amp. Because in theory the amps output would be reduced to 50% anyway.

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:58 PM
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OK. I see. I was just wondering how to wire them until I get a new amp with more power and 1 ohm stable.

Also would it be better off to power both subs or just put all the power to one of them?
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Either get 2 amps so you can run both subs at 2 ohms (one per amp) or get a 1 ohm stable amp.

I agree with the running one coil at 50%, but then why not just buy another amp?
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:30 AM
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I am working on buying another amp, but I first need the money. I am in the process of selling some of my other equipment and once I get the money from that I think I will buy:

Kenwood KAC-9104D
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Here is something you could do and Iíve done lots in the past with fine results. Try running your P300.1 @ 1 ohm, if you take it easy on it I bet it will handle it, your amp has protection circuitry for this anyway. If youíre not interested in this, I highly recommend running @ 4 ohms. Rather than one coil from each sub to get 2 ohms like the others are recommending. This is because if you run only one coil you will have far more power on tap to damage that coil. Since you will only have capability to run half power with that method anyway you might as well just run your subs at 4 ohms and that way there is NO risk of damaging a coil.

To get one ohm, connect all coils in parallel. To get 4 ohms, wire each subs two coils in series and then put each of those pairs in parallel to your amp.

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