Originally posted by stangcrazy
Ok, say i was to get my hands on two jl audio 10w6's. In your guys' opinions, what amp and enclosure would run them the best for a 92 hatchback? 2 or 4 ohm.
One of the great things about a hatchback, is that it will be 3 to 6 db (2 to 4 times) louder than a sedan.
I would go with a sealed box, it will give you the tightest most accurate bass in the smallest and lightest box. A sealed box will require more power than ported or bandpass.
Of course if you are not concerned about space or weight you could go with a ported box and get even more output.
W6's are dual 6 ohm subs. They are also a little power-hungry.
If I were running two of them:
On a 2 channel amp, I would wire the voice coils on each sub in series to get a 12 ohm load, then wire the subs in parallel to get a 6 ohm load. The bridged amp will "see" a 3 ohm load.
(Kicker ZR600, PG XS2500, RF 800.2 etc...)
On a 4 channel amp, I would wire the voice coils on each sub in parallel to get a 3 ohm load, then bridge the amp to a two channel and run one sub off of each channel.
(Kicker ZX460, PG ZX475, RF 800.4 etc...)
On a mono amp, I would wire the voice coils on each sub in parallel to get a 3 ohm load, then wire the subs in parallel to get a 1.5 ohm load.
(Kicker DX 700, RF BD1000, JL mono amp not sure of model #)