Hook up 2 subs to mono amp

hook up 2 subs to mono amp

Can you wire a mono amp to run two subs?

If you want your mono amp to run at 1 ohm, you can wire 2 subs, but you have less options. For this you can only run 2 x 2 ohm SVC subs, or 2 x 4-ohm DVC subwoofers. So, with that said, let’s look at the wiring for these set ups.

How to wire up two subwoofers in series?

You can wire each subs voice coils in parallel and then wire the subs together in series to get a 2 ohm load to your amplifier. You could also wire each subs voice coils in series and then wire the subs together in series again to get an 8 ohm load.

Can you use gain on a mono block AMP?

If the amp is a mono block then yes. There are two sets of terminals on the amp for added convenience. I use gain as a volume control. Its the Audioque 2200. Yes is mono and the second terminal isnt for a second channel only so you have more room to connect wires.

What size amplifier do I need for two 300W subwoofers?

So, if you’re wanting to wire 2 300W subs to a mono amp, your amplifier should be at the very least 600W RMS. Also, remember if you’re changing the impedance of your subs, the RMS of your amp will change, too. Impedance of the subwoofer load helps the amplifier determine how much of a power load the subs can handle.

Can a mono amp run 2 subwoofers?

Most mono amps are 2 ohms or 1 ohm, and they’re designed specially to run a subwoofer, or 2, but they also need to be able to handle the total RMS. Running 2 subs adds a bit more complexity to the wiring and the math you need to do beforehand, but as you know it can be done.

Can you run two subwoofers in a car stereo?

If your amplifier can handle the total RMS of 2 subs, wiring them to a mono amp can be done, allowing you to double the bass reproduction of your car stereo system. Running 2 subwoofers isn’t for everyone, of course, but if you really want that extra bass, it will shake the car seat you spend so much time in and turn heads as you drive by.

Can I wire a subwoofer to a second channel directly?

Yes is mono and the second terminal isnt for a second channel only so you have more room to connect wires. Im just wondering if it will pull the same resistance if it wire both parallel directly to it as it would if it wired sub 1 to sub 2 then to the amp.

What size amplifier do I need for two 300W subwoofers?

So, if you’re wanting to wire 2 300W subs to a mono amp, your amplifier should be at the very least 600W RMS. Also, remember if you’re changing the impedance of your subs, the RMS of your amp will change, too. Impedance of the subwoofer load helps the amplifier determine how much of a power load the subs can handle.

What size AMP do I need for my subwoofer?

Posted on 6/24/2015. Anthony, For your subs, look for a mono subwoofer amplifier that can put out between 600 and 1200 watts RMS into a 2-ohm load. As for your full-range speakers, look for a 4-channel amp that can put out 75 to 100 watts RMS per channel at 4 ohms.

Can you plug a subwoofer into a 2 ohm AMP?

Instead of burning up your amp, you may be able to wire the combination to result in a total impedance over the 2 ohms so that while the amp will not deliver the full power rating of the subwoofer (and your SPL will be lower), at least the amp will operate safely and reliably.

What amp to pair with a 300 watt subwoofer?

A 300 watts RMS rated SVC 4-ohm sub will work best with and amp that can give it no more than 300 watts at 4-ohms, like a Sound Ordnance M350-1. Rickey, Those subs come in DVC 2-ohm and DVC 4-ohm models with both rated for 750 watts RMS.

Should you compromise between subwoofers and amplifiers?

You may occasionally need to compromise. For instance, some subwoofer/amplifier combinations will not allow full power to be produced safely such as a sub combination that results in a 1 ohm effective load for an amplifier rated at 2 ohms minimum.

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