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    Having a brain dead moment.

    and I'll be honest, I don't really feel like looking lol.

    I have (2) JL 10W6 DVC subs and a Kicker 10ZX700.5 amplifier. What would be the best way to wire these subs up to get the most performance and reliability out of the amp?

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    Youll be under powering the subs by quite a bit. Theyll sound alright just make sure you never go loud enough to distort or youll blow the subs.
    http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchf...4-ohm_mono.jpg
    Youll be feeding each one 105 watts, something like a third of what theyre supposed to get. If you can tell when things distort, turn the gain for that channel all the way down on the amp, then the volume all the way up on the stereo. Find some earplugs, and slowly increase the gain on the amp until the subs distort. Back it down a notch and you should be alright.

    Hope that helps.

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    That amp is not strong enough to push one of those, let alone two. Those subs are 600 RMS each, the sub output on the amp will only do 210 RMS at a 4ohm load. 4 OHM is what two of those subs will only be wired at, they can be wired together to 1 OHM but the amp will not be stable.

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    I got the amp pretty much for free and have been looking to a way to see if I could squeeze the 2 Ohm load into both at the same time. Supposedly from the Kicker certification, it puts out 978 watts for this particular amp.

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    If you got the amp free then sell it and buy one that will work for the subs. That certificate that says 978 is the MAX output tested. Useless info.

    These are the specs for the amp you have:
    •5-Channel Amplifier with Class D 5th Channel for Subwoofer(s)
    •RMS Power Rating:
    ◦4 ohms: 70 watts x 4 chan. + 210 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel
    ◦2 ohms: 85 watts x 4 chan. + 420 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel
    ◦4 ohms (bridged): 130 watts x 2 chan. + 420 watts x 1 chan. (2 ohms sub channel, 210 watts @ 4 ohms)
    Last edited by USDM-GTO; 09-16-2010 at 10:05 AM.

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    Right. I saw all of that from the manual on the amp. I was more looking at if it was possible to get that 420W figure for the moment.

    In the meantime, is there a better 5 channel amp out there that would run these subs somewhat better?

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    The only amp that comes to mind without doing an all day search is the Directed D2205.
    Sub output, 14.4V supply:
    4 OHM 200rms
    2 OHM 400rms
    1 OHM 600rms, yes 1 OHM stable. I used this on a pair of Kicker CVR 12" 400rms.

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    Everything I've seen says that model is discontinued.

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    yeah, unfortunatelly. I do have one sitting around but I need to bench test it. Havent used it in a few months, cant be 100% sure it is working properly.

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    What's the length on one of those?

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