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Thread: New Stereo Install Help Please
12-13-2010, 12:47 AM #21
Running a separate home run from each speaker to the amp (8 wires in all) is certainly the best way to do it, but you are going to have a hard time running 4 pairs of 12 gauge wire thru the tower, especially going around the pivot. But maybe that bundled 4 conductor cable has a lower profile than the traditional, two conductor 12 gauge wire. The way I show it, you would only need 4 home runs back to the amp for all 4 speakers, instead of 8, and you will accomplish the same thing. But either way, yes, the amp will see a 2 ohm load.
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12-13-2010, 12:54 AM #22
Hey Al, I should have clarified, the tower will be ran your way, so that there are only two pair(which is one run of my coated cable) running up tower, but the in boats will have the way I described last.
12-13-2010, 12:55 AM #23
"Preferred" implies you have more than one option but with one amp and a dual voice coil 4 ohm sub, there really is only one option. And that is to wire the two voice coils in parralel as shown in my sketch as well as Razz's (Razz's is just much prettier ) which results in a 2 ohm load at the amp.
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12-13-2010, 12:57 AM #24
12-13-2010, 12:58 AM #25
For the towers, unless we have changed plans?, we are just going to do 4 runs of wires (2 pairs) to the tower speakers so its easier to run and we dont have to drill out the tower holes any larger. We will split run parallel once in the tower cans.
My questions is this. can we just run the parallel through the speakers as in connecting the 2 + and the 2 - together from speaker to speaker or is it best to splice the wire into 2 pos and 2 neg? Im just thinking it would be cleaner if you could just make a short run of wire from one speaker to the other.
Kinda hard to explain, if that doesnt make sense I guess i'll have to draw a picture .. :P2006 Supra 24SSV - Traded
12-13-2010, 01:00 AM #26
Guess you can scratch my 1st paragraph .. ha, that happened quick.2006 Supra 24SSV - Traded
12-13-2010, 01:06 AM #27
I've got a ton of "build" pics so far, but I'm fiing to be stalled out for a couple weeks, so I'll hold off on posting
12-13-2010, 08:38 AM #28
I took the +/- and soldered that into 2 leads, one short one to the speaker in the can where the wires are joined, and one longer one to leapfrog to the next can/speaker. you can wire the lead coming up the leg directly to the speaker and then jump it off to the next one in the can. I don't think that either is preferred, just make sure you have good soldered joints and wrapped well from the elements and grounding..
as far as your runs, you only need a left +/- and right +/- up the leg. one set of speaker cables. don't run a pair for each speaker
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12-13-2010, 10:04 AM #29
12-13-2010, 01:02 PM #30
^ Awesome! That should make for a cleaner install as long as it puts the same ohm load on the amps and MAX wattage at speakers
Speaking of clean installs, ive seen previews of Dustys work to date. Could come out VERY clean ..... and the pressure builds ...2006 Supra 24SSV - Traded