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Old 10-16-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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im interested in buying a solo baric 12 inch L7 and i am confused because the sub says it has 2 coils that each coil can run at 300 rms for a total of 600 rms for two coils of the sub. I have a 500rms mono amp but i dont know if it would work does the rms get divided automatically between both coils. or do u need a different amp or setup for this 2 coil sub?
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Should work yeah..
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Are your subs 2ohm or 4ohm? How many channels on a single sub? Two voice coils ,probably 2. you will be good either way. Good Luck!!!
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the solo baric sub says two 4 ohm coils at 300rms.so what do i need to get the best out of them like a 600rms at 4ohm amp or do i need a 600rms at 2ohm amp. i get confused with the ohms on the sub does two coils at 4ohm mean i need an amp that runs the rms wattage at 2 or 4 ohm?
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dual voice coils maybe?
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i know it has dual 4ohm voice coils but how would i run the amp rms wattage at 2 ohms or 4ohms?which one would be better for the dual coil sub.
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ok... your amp provided it is either a mono (class d) or stereo amp (Class A/B) SHOULD be able to operate bridged.. iw ould reccomend hooking your sup up so when you flip it over you hook one + terminal to the other + terminal ON the sub.. same for the -... thenn take ANOTHER wire, and hook it to either set of +/- (make sure you only use ONE set for this... then hook it accordingly to your termional cup in your box (im assuming you would be using a prefab box) now take your +/- wire and run it to the amp.... if your amp is a class D (mono) amp designed FOR subwoofers just hook it up + to + - to -.... if its an A/B (stereo) amp you will need to "bridge" it to one channel, the procedure for which varies depending upon the amp... i know on my older ab amps it was + to the + of the right chan, and - to the - of the left chan.. but again CHECK YOUR AMP to see if it can handle it..... this configureation will get you a resistace of 2 ohms... which will get a lil more power out of your amp...this COULD cause your amp to run hot however (if its a stereo amp) so make sure your amp can handle 2 ohms.... most can...

i suggest this setup because your actully gonn abe UNDERpowering the sub w. a 500 watt amp.i also know from experiance that the L7s can handle a bit more power than they are rated for..gettting back to the amp........ are you SURE its 500 rms on the amp and not peak.... what make/model is the amp?


if ive confused you please let me know either im me or PM me on here and i can get you a diagram if you need it.....
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I HAVE A BAZOOKA EL1500 AMP THATS 500RMS at 2ohms. AND I HAVE A JBL BP1200.1 AND THATS A 600RMS AT 4OHMS, 1200RMS AT 2 AND 1 OHM. SO WHICH ONE WOULD BE BETTER? THEY ARE BOTH CLASS D AMPS.
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I doubt the Bazooka amp will do what it'* rated...

The JBL is great, but you'll want ot keep the gains down just for limiting sake.
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I doubt the Bazooka amp will do what it'* rated...

The JBL is great, but you'll want ot keep the gains down just for limiting sake.

mmmmmm JBL amp...... my buddy ran a Digital Designs 15 off a 1200.1 and it flexed the walls of his cargo van out 3".... badass amp right there......
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