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    Speaker hookup question

    How do I hook both sets of my CV's to one amp? Is it series so it does not change impedence? How would I do that so as not to hurt my amp. A guy is stacking DQ's w/ a WOPL and my CV's are not amp killers obviously. A diagram of how the wires should be run would be helpful

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    Series would be the only way, but they will be out of phase with each other and the amp will lose damping factor of the woofers....If you put them in parallel they will show about 3.4 ohms to the amp....should be doable...watch the heat....
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    Thanks Lee, I will look up a parallel wiring diagram then
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    Nothing to it, 2 positives from the amp left to the left speakers, 2 negative from amp left to the left speakers, same from the right....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwinds View Post
    How do I hook both sets of my CV's to one amp? Is it series so it does not change impedence? How would I do that so as not to hurt my amp. A guy is stacking DQ's w/ a WOPL and my CV's are not amp killers obviously. A diagram of how the wires should be run would be helpful

    Thanks in advance
    I just had to direct a guy to a wiring diagram to do just that. As you know, running 2 sets of speakers to the same posts (parallel) is not recommended. You will have issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    Series would be the only way, but they will be out of phase with each other and the amp will lose damping factor of the woofers....If you put them in parallel they will show about 3.4 ohms to the amp....should be doable...watch the heat....
    Not recommended to run both speakers twisted together on the same posts.
    The amp will see LOW LOW LOW impedence. It sounds like shit too. There is a way to do it.
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    Like this. Or similar.

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    It was broken when I took it apart---
    I usually refer my son to this site
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    or this page for DVC setup
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    You could do parallel if you put a fan on your amp and stay reasonable with the volume knob, but I have a feeling reasonable is not your purpose here. If you're gonna crank you better go series. Not sure how it'll sound though, just have to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibsonian View Post
    You could do parallel if you put a fan on your amp and stay reasonable with the volume knob, but I have a feeling reasonable is not your purpose here. If you're gonna crank you better go series. Not sure how it'll sound though, just have to try it.

    Sounds terrible, detrimental to your amp. Even a fan won't save it.

    Do not wire in parallel.

    Just sayin.....

    Nobody would recommend this.
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