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Subwoofer wiring diagrams here!!!

 

I have compiled a collection of diagrams most commonly used with equations to figure final load. For each equation, Z is the final load and R# is the impedance of each coil. Just be aware that an amplifier can only handle so low of an impedance before problems begin. Check the owners manual for this information.

Terms:
SVC = Single Voice Coil
DVC = Dual Voice Coil

SVC Series -

Not often used but for lower impedance drivers. Two 2 ohm would be 4 ohm.
Equation: Z = R1 +R2

SVC Parallel -

Equation: Z = 1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2)


Equation: Z = 1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3)


Equation: Z = 1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + 1/R4)

SVC Series-Parallel -

Equation: Z = (1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2) + (1 / (1/R3 + 1/R4))

DVC Series -

Again, not often used but for lower impedance drivers. A dual 2 ohm would be 4 ohm.
Equation: Z = R1 +R2

DVC Parallel -

Equation: Z = 1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2)

DVC Parallel-Parallel -

Equation: Z = 1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + 1/R4)

DVC Series-Parallel -

Equation: Z = (1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2)) + (1 / (1/R3 + 1/R4))

Quad DVC Parallel-Series -

Equation: Z = ((1 / (1/R1 + 1/R2)) + (1 / (1/R3 + 1/R4))) / ((1 / (1/R5 + 1/R6)) + (1 / (1/R7 + 1/R8)))

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