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Help wiring 4 channel for 2 subs.


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I have a pioneer 4-channel amp. It has a 2-4 channel switchable. The subs are in a box wired individually. I have my rca's running from the sub preout of my alpine deck to the amp...where do I plug them in? Channel A or B? The speaker wires are already wired in bridge mode according to the diagram on the amp. I have tried all different combos for the RCA's and my 6x9's are louder than these subs. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is the amp I have.
http://reviews.cnet.....-30233358.html

I read that the amp is capable of 1 ohm. Now can you wire the subs into 2 ohm and bridge both channels of the amp (two individual speakers wires)?

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Im a smart ass and wont be a D**K again

^^ Lol

Edited by Carroot1, 24 December 2010 - 11:37 AM.

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I have been using google all day, lol. They are SVC 4 ohm.
The amp is a Pioneer GMX-334.
The subs are Pioneer W1201's.
Thanks for the help.

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Hmmm, and the link worked for me, try this one.

http://www.shopping....er-GM-X334/info

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4 channels and 2 subwoofers are pointless if you want to use all 4 channels. yes you can wire it to only 2 channels but you cannot run 2 4 ohm speakers in parallel, bridged to the amp. if you do not have access to a digital multimeter then you cant really even do anything correctly with your set up. and a quick search reveals a man who states that the amp cant sustain a 2 ohm mono load, which is a "1 ohm" load that you're stating most likely.

Lol overpriced amp huh. Shows how much you know. I know folks. Dont be mad you run a piece of shit amp. You and all the other dont know bbetters can say man itd awesome its awesome and I got it for 125 bucks. Ive spent more on glue.

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I have been using google all day, lol. They are SVC 4 ohm.
The amp is a Pioneer GMX-334.
The subs are Pioneer W1201's.
Thanks for the help.

i just had to try that picture out hahah. you should sell that amp and buy a monoblock i have no experience with 4 channels sorry
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The guy I got the system from says he had it bridged and sounded pretty good. I just can't get it to sound any louder than my 6x9s. So let's say I have it switched to 2 channel, have the subs bridged (amp has diagram for the speaker wires for bridged) Where do I plug the RCA's into? Channel A or B? Or something different?

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I have been using google all day, lol. They are SVC 4 ohm.
The amp is a Pioneer GMX-334.
The subs are Pioneer W1201's.
Thanks for the help.

i just had to try that picture out hahah. you should sell that amp and buy a monoblock i have no experience with 4 channels sorry


The amp is just temporary it came with the subs and that's what the guy was using to power them. If I can get the subs to sound good, I will be purchasing the correct amp for this setup and use the 4 channel for the door speakers. I just wanted to make sure I am wiring it correctly.

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The guy I got the system from says he had it bridged and sounded pretty good. I just can't get it to sound any louder than my 6x9s. So let's say I have it switched to 2 channel, have the subs bridged (amp has diagram for the speaker wires for bridged) Where do I plug the RCA's into? Channel A or B? Or something different?


honestly dude, in my honest opinion, 4 channels are strictly for mids and highs speakers. i dont know why people are using them for subwoofers since they can only work under very strict guidelines. keep that amp and use it for your door speakers or something and pick up a cheap audiopipe monoblock or something.

Lol overpriced amp huh. Shows how much you know. I know folks. Dont be mad you run a piece of shit amp. You and all the other dont know bbetters can say man itd awesome its awesome and I got it for 125 bucks. Ive spent more on glue.

Clip city bitch, clip clip city bitch. 10's, 12's, 15's, goin up in flames bitch.

 

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2014 Focus ST: Stock 10 speaker Sony system. meh

 

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found these a bout a minute give em a try
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also maybe that amp just cant power those big of subs... it looks like a cheap amp but i could be wrong.

Edited by Carroot1, 24 December 2010 - 11:41 AM.

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The first wiring diagram is how it is wired now. Now how should the RCA's be?

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found these a bout a minute give em a try
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1st one will ONLY work correctly if he has a digital multi meter
2nd one wont work...since its a 4 channel

Lol overpriced amp huh. Shows how much you know. I know folks. Dont be mad you run a piece of shit amp. You and all the other dont know bbetters can say man itd awesome its awesome and I got it for 125 bucks. Ive spent more on glue.

Clip city bitch, clip clip city bitch. 10's, 12's, 15's, goin up in flames bitch.

 

Corolla (Deceased) Outlaw: 141.9 at 45hz

99 Monte Carlo Z34: Stock everything.

2014 Focus ST: Stock 10 speaker Sony system. meh

 

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I have a digital multi meter, what should I do? It won't be til tomorrow though, gets dark in England early.

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I have a digital multi meter, what should I do? It won't be til tomorrow though, gets dark in England early.


go in the amplifiers section, find a Sticky (a post thats at the top) regarding tuning gains, follow instructions. you want the 2 voltage numbers you test (you'll find out what i mean) to be AS CLOSE as humanly possibly.

Lol overpriced amp huh. Shows how much you know. I know folks. Dont be mad you run a piece of shit amp. You and all the other dont know bbetters can say man itd awesome its awesome and I got it for 125 bucks. Ive spent more on glue.

Clip city bitch, clip clip city bitch. 10's, 12's, 15's, goin up in flames bitch.

 

Corolla (Deceased) Outlaw: 141.9 at 45hz

99 Monte Carlo Z34: Stock everything.

2014 Focus ST: Stock 10 speaker Sony system. meh

 

141 ON MUSICCCCCCCCCCCCC


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kranny saves the day, again.
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I will tune it tomorrow, also where do I get the CD listed on the JL site?
Back to the RCA's. How should they be configured.