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Old 02-19-2019, 05:27 PM   #1
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speaker whiring

I recently purchased a kicker amplified controller (specs are below). It has wires for only 2 speakers. I have 4 speakers in my truck. I need help figuring out how to wire them. I have 2 KS Series 4" Coax speakers in the kick panels (specs are below) and 2 Boston Acoustic 3" Speakers (4ohm, 15W nom., 30W peak with 13 mm tweeter) in the dash (specs are below). They show 2 ways of wiring them and I don't know which one to do or maybe something totally.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:45 PM   #3
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Re: speaker whiring

Ideally, you would use 1 speaker per channel. However, your amp is 2 ohm stable, so wire them in "Parallel" per the diagram you posted. 2 speakers per channel.
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Ideally, you would use 1 speaker per channel. However, your amp is 2 ohm stable, so wire them in "Parallel" per the diagram you posted. 2 speakers per channel.
When doing this would I have the wires for the second speakers coming out of the plug that connects to the first set of speakers?

Or can it branch off from the wire?

Does it matter if the wires go to the 2 ohm speakers first or the 4 ohm speakers first?
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Re: speaker whiring

Also the the Boston speaker are not marked as positive or negative at the terminals. How do I tell which one is which?
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Also the the Boston speaker are not marked as positive or negative at the terminals. How do I tell which one is which?
I'm not sure how Boston does it but normally the larger terminal will be stamped positive on the terminal itself of somewhere in the vicinity/is positive, and whichever terminal has the wire soldered to it will be positive.

Edit:just looked at a newer pair of Boston's and the large terminal is positive and small is negative.
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When doing this would I have the wires for the second speakers coming out of the plug that connects to the first set of speakers?

Or can it branch off from the wire?

Does it matter if the wires go to the 2 ohm speakers first or the 4 ohm speakers first?
Wire it just like the diagram you posted. Both the Boston and Kickers are 4ohm. Put one of each on each channel. 4 ohm + 4 ohm in parallel = 2 ohm load on the amp.
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Wire it just like the diagram you posted. Both the Boston and Kickers are 4ohm. Put one of each on each channel. 4 ohm + 4 ohm in parallel = 2 ohm load on the amp.
Awesome thinks for some reason in my head I keep thinking the Bostons are 2 ohm when they are 4. Sorry for the confusion.
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