View Full Version : Amp+ Sub(s) combo question

08-05-11, 04:45 PM
Just purchased a 2nd Kicker Comp 10C104 sub (150w rms) to add to my existing one, which is currently powered by a Kenwood KAC-5204 2 channel Amp:


Will this still be enough for them? Or should i upgrade, and if i decide to use this, i'm thinking of wiring them in parallel 4+4 = 2 ohm. Will this push the amp too hard?

I'm planning on a vented box. Might go sealed. I dont want my car to rattle.

08-07-11, 11:14 AM

08-07-11, 04:22 PM
your amp list 2ohm as a compatible spec.

you COULD run them both off the amp, assuming your wiring and charging system is in good shape, youd be seeing about 70w/each. thats not really that bad, but its not gonna be a block quaker or anything like that.

If you upgrade, what would you upgrade to?

08-08-11, 10:08 AM
If i do i'll most likely go Kicker as well Perhaps something like this:


N (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_29816_Kicker-DX400.4-11DX400.4.html)ot looking to vibrate house windows, just a little more oomph, i also wanna wire my door and rear shelf speakers to a seperate amp.

08-08-11, 01:10 PM
that amp wired right would probably be almost perfectly matched to those speakers.

08-08-11, 02:03 PM
So should i wire as

sub(4ohm) - sub(4ohm) - to > amp -

+ + to > amp + ?

In parallel?

08-08-11, 06:08 PM
that made no sense haha, the amp you listed is a 4channel bridgeable. the terminals are the bottom left on this pick, and they are stacked front is prob on top rear on bottom


note: the red and black wires on the top speaker do not need to cross or splice, that was just the way i drew it

so instead of using 4 channels to power 4 speakers, youll be using 2 channels each speaker. according to the specs, this will give you about 140 watts RMS

08-08-11, 06:18 PM
Here's the terminals on my amp


08-08-11, 06:39 PM
o i thought you were upgrading. in that case

08-09-11, 10:11 AM
Thanks man, much much appreciated, now i have know how for my current and a future amp if i upgrade, thanks!