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    Dual coil sub connection Q

    Hey,

    I've got an Alpine SWR-1023 sub to put in my car, and I want to run it at 2 ohms (the amp is Alpine MRP-M500). It is a 2 ohm + 2 ohm sub.....do I HAVE to connect on both sets of terminals, or can I connect to one without jumpering to the other? The manual indicates only 4 ohm or 1 ohm (not supported) configurations.

    Pardon my ignorance, it's my first dual coil sub. Thanks.
    2011 Spark Silver WRX 5-door. No mods....yet.
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    You defeat the purpose of using a dual voice coil sub if your only going to use 1 coil. I would just run the voice coils in the 4 ohm configuration.
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    Yeah, that was my thought. My amp puts out 500W RMS in to 2 ohms and only 300W RMS in to 4 ohms, so there is a benefit to going 2 ohm. I'm working on exchanging the 1023D for a 1043D which I can run 2 ohm in parallel.
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    your amp isnt 1ohm stable?

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    Manual shows no specs for 1 ohm operation. Only 4 and 2.
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