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Old 12-26-2010, 02:52 PM
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Got these new Alpine type R subwoofers. My last set of sub just had 2 connections. These have 4 and then have jumper wires.

I am confused on which one to use.

This is the set up I got 1 amp two subs.



Here are the jumper wires



Connections on the speaker.

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Old 12-26-2010, 03:13 PM
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easy.. you have the type r model SWD-1043D, on that wiring diagram its actually designated for your particular model type-r (they make 2) which is why the diagram is so confusing. what amp are you running and what is the ohm load that its capable of handling?
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:57 PM
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Ya I realized they made 2 after looking for answers. they make a 2 ohm and 4 ohm

My amp that powers these is

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* mono subwoofer car amplifier
* 1,500 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (2,000 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
* variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
* variable bass boost (0-12 dB, 30-80 Hz)
* selectable subsonic filter (off, 15, 30 Hz; 24 dB/octave)
* Next-Generation V-Power Class D amp with MOSFET power supply
* CEA-2006 compliant
* speaker- and preamp-level inputs
* gold-plated screw terminals
* 0/1-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
* 20-1/4"W x 2-3/8"H x 9-9/16"D
* warranty: 1 year
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:18 PM
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You have one choice and that is to do that example 4 (series/parallel) which is a 4 ohm load which would give it 1500 watts rms... (2ohm dvc type r's could be wired at 2 ohm and make full use of ur amps 2-ohm stability)

if u wired it to 1ohm giving you ~3000 watts (parallel/parallel) you would overwork your amp and need to replace it.

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Old 12-26-2010, 07:10 PM
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You have one choice and that is to do that example 4 (series/parallel) which is a 4 ohm load which would give it ~750 watts rms... (2ohm dvc type r's could be wired at 2 ohm and make full use of ur amps 2-ohm stability)

if u wired it to 1ohm giving you ~3000 watts (parallel/parallel) you would overwork your amp and need to replace it.
Im more confused now then I was before.

I just need to know which wire to plug in and which slots to plug in the wires from the amp.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:28 PM
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jumpers in the middle (two middle holes, connect them(do it to both subs)) and on one sub run a wire from far left - to amp and from that same - run a wire to the other subs - far left and then run a wire from far right + to the amp and from same + far right run to other sub + far right. there ya go, 4 ohm load.

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oh and i misread something and put that it would be 750 watts at 4ohm which is wrong, sorry my bad.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:31 PM
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Okay I understand now thanks

So they both will be 750 watts?
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:39 PM
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Okay I understand now thanks

So they both will be 750 watts?
Yea they will each get 750 watts.. they will bump hard in a proper box.

Hope to see some vids of these things flexin'... jus don't forget to break them in properly, just be easy for a week or two and play some single note tones like ~50hz for 10 mins at a time gradually turning up the volume to loosen up the subs suspension.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:06 PM
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I will get video of them soon.

I am building my own box. Ranger101 got me a guy to design a box and it is "tuned" for my truck. Some fancy stuff. I will be building it this week and wrapping it in carpet.

I leaned my lesson on my last set of subs. I didn't break them in I had to replace one after 4 days.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:10 PM
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I will get video of them soon.

I am building my own box. Ranger101 got me a guy to design a box and it is "tuned" for my truck. Some fancy stuff. I will be building it this week and wrapping it in carpet.

I leaned my lesson on my last set of subs. I didn't break them in I had to replace one after 4 days.
PWK? dave the box guy? I'm gettin one designed by PWK for my truck (even though i design sub boxes to, it's still nothing close to PWKs)
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:15 PM
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It is from this place http://www.caraudio.com/
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