View Full Version : Wiring Subs and amp 2000 Catera

10-24-06, 10:13 AM
I have a 2000 Catera, i'm putting 3 12's in the trunk, i have a 4 cahnnel amp, how would i wire this, and can you explain it and break it down....i've only done this once but i dont remember exactly, i already have my rca split into the HU and the red battery line from the car battery, and could you help me on the remote wire, where to place that, and how to wire my speakers to the amp........the 3 subs are all dual voice coil.....if you need more info to help me just let me know, also will i need a capacitor for this?

10-24-06, 10:56 AM
here's the info on the 1 amp and 3 subs i have
2700W 4x 675 2x1350
2 ohm stable bridgeable 4 ohm

1400w peak-700 rms
2 ohm or 8 ohm depending on wired
2.5" dual 4 ohm vc's
operates at 2 or 8ohm

Subs (the other 2)
1000w- 500 rms...each
2" 4 layer asv VC's
dual 4ohm 2 ohm or 8ohm operation

10-24-06, 04:24 PM
you should never miss match different subs it will sound like absoulte crap

10-24-06, 10:56 PM
they are all aduiobahn

10-25-06, 09:20 AM
doesnt mean a thing
different power rating
your better off running just two

10-25-06, 10:14 AM
Even if i bridge the 1400 watt one and then wire the other two normally?

10-25-06, 10:16 AM
well how do i wire the 1400 watt one and how do i wire the other two depending on which one i decide to use?...or could i get another amp and hook it up to the solo sub and hook the other 2 up to the 2700 watt amp?

10-25-06, 12:34 PM
you dont miss match subs
would you buy an infinity referance speaker for your left door and a infinity kappa speaker for your right

if you WANT to do it sure go for it but im here to advise and im ADVISING your set up will sound like CRAP

i have a 3 sub set up
3 JL Audio 12w6v1 wired in series for 4 ohm load

theapkid the other major audio guru on the sight has two Eclipse subs
im not sure of his specs and numbers
but he will agree miss matching subs is stupid it will sound like crap, the one sub will require a different space and air flow in the box than the other 2. the 1st one has a bigger v/c than the other two, etc etc etc
can it be done SURE
will is sound good NO
you can sound just as good and loud with those 2 subs as you would with 3 in the right box.

10-25-06, 12:47 PM
Hey, let him do what he wants LOL. It would sound best with a box for the 2 subs ported at 40hz and another box facing the sub towards the other sub ported at 28hz.

LOL, but seriously stick with the same subs.