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Thanks. So there is absolutely no difference SQ-wise if I use both speaker outputs or only one. Correct?those outputs are there for your convience. internally they are shorted together. so wire your subs any way that it easiest.

If I use both speaker outputs and wire each sub in parallel for a 2 ohm load, do I add the 2 2 ohm loads to end up with a total 4 ohm load on the amp?

$hit - I edited my earlier question when you were answering it. Can you answer my edited question please?they are shorted together 1/2" inside the amplifier. makes no difference if you connect both subs to one connector or use two. I would use two just because it is easier

Many thanks.

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if you wire each sub in parallel to 2 ohms and then wire it to each of the amplifier's connectors, that would be 1 ohm.If I use both speaker outputs and wire each sub in parallel for a 2 ohm load, do I add the 2 2 ohm loads to end up with a total 4 ohm load on the amp?

what ohm stable is the amplifier?

HD1200. Not stable at 1 ohm.if you wire each sub in parallel to 2 ohms and then wire it to each of the amplifier's connectors, that would be 1 ohm.

what ohm stable is the amplifier?

Let me try again. If I wire each sub in series at 8 ohms and then wire each of them to each of the amp's speaker outputs, then that would be a total load 4ohms on the amp?

Thanks again.

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first way is a little easier to wire and there are benefits to series wired voice coils.

good article, if you want to know more

Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams Understand Ohms Law

Thanks. To me Ohms Law is counter intuitive. I will read the article this evening.

first way is a little easier to wire and there are benefits to series wired voice coils.

good article, if you want to know more

Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams Understand Ohms Law

I read the article but it doesn't explain how you calculate total ohms for 2 subs each having their own output from the sub amp. I know how to wire 2 subs using 1 output. I'm still not sure about 2 outputs. I still can't see how 2-8 ohm loads equals 1-4 ohm load. That does not make sense to me.lol, if you know a little about algebra it is easy.

V = I R

P = I V

P = power

V= volts

I = current

R = resistance.

if you know 2 of them, you can work out the other, just like algebra.

what are the benefits?first way is a little easier to wire and there are benefits to series wired voice coils.

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lower LEwhat are the benefits?

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