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Already in my car is a Pioneer head unit.
I just got a great deal on two MTX Thunder 4500's in a box, and got a Kicker ZX300.1 amp.
Now I am wondering if that will all work together? And what kind of wire do i need?
It will work fine, the subs will have 150 watts RMS each, wired as the diagram below. The amp will see a 2 ohm load.
cool, i wasn't too sure about it, I thought maybe the amp wouldn't be able to handle it. But thanks
or should i just hook up the one sub?
Aren't there 2 - 4 ohm subs in the box ? Wired together like the diagram, they present a 2 ohm load to the amp. The amp outputs 300 watts RMS @ 2 ohms. Those subs handle around 300 watts RMS each. You will have some headroom with your amp gain, but they should do great, especially 40-100 hz.
Almost forgot. You need a 4 gauge amp wiring kit.
Yes, they are in a box. But its two separte boxes, I got them in a sledge hammer box. I was just wondering go with the 1 or both? Probably the two, I was just wondering about it.
I really appreciate your help with sorting this out for me. But if Im not mistaken, isn't the Kicker ZX 300.1 supposed to take 8 gauge wire? I was reading up on it, and on Kicker's site it says 8Gauge.
Also, once I pick up the 8gauge wiring kit, do i still have to buy wiring for my subwoofers to hook them up together as in the diagram? What gauge is that?
Yep. 8 gauge kit is fine.
If you bought the box with the subs installed, they should already be wired together inside correctly.
You need to know what subs you have. I'm pretty sure MTX makes Thunder 4500's in both single voice coil (SVC) and dual voice coil (DVC) 4-ohm models.
Doesn't make a tremendous difference, but SVC-4-ohm would be about ideal and DVC-4-ohm would get about 50-60% of rated power.
Hope This Helps!!!
Anyone else have suggestions?
2002 Ford Focus JVC KD-A815 Sony CDX-GT410u Sony XT-100HD HD Tuner Stock
speakers, no amp, no subs
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