Can I wire 2 Fosgate 10s 4Ohm DVC down time 2ohms for my amp?

Two Rockford Fosgate 10inch subs, 500w peak each, 4 ohm, dual voice coils, 2ohm rated amp

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, you can't. You can only use one of those 4 ohm DVC subs with the VC's wired in parallel for 2 ohms. Doing that with both subs would give you 1 ohm and your amp cannot handle that. Your only other choice is to wite the VC's of each in series and then wire the subs in parallel with each other for 4 ohms total. Otherwise, get a pair of the Rockford 10's that have 2 ohm DVC's or buy an amp that is stable at 1 ohm. Do yourself a favor and learn the simple rules for calculating impedance.

  • NO, your amplifier is NOT stable for a 1 ohm load. The amplifier will run extremely HOT and overheat. Go out and buy a 1 ohm stable monoblock.

  • 2 months ago

    There's no way to wire them to total 2 ohms. You can wire the voice coils of each speaker parallel to each other for a 2 ohm total, then wire those two speakers series for 4 ohms total. If you connect them parallel, the total will be 1 ohm- too low for your 2 ohm stable amp. Next consider the RMS output of the amp that it doesn't overpower the speaker system. 500 watts peak power is not the RMS rating. Maybe what you have will work, but we can't guess without model numbers. Without the right cabinet though, you will end up wasting your time and money.

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