Originally Posted by liftednali
okay i can rewire my power and ground wires to a smaller gauge/thicker wire. but the remote wire can remain right? also do you think my power cap fried along with my amp?
also you think that amp would have no problem running both of these? im stuck because some people are telling me to get 2 amps because of the mismatch and others are telling me one can run it but one set would be underpowered.
The mismatch is unfortunate but not problematic. The people telling you that one set will be receiving less power is correct. It looks like your Fusions are wired parallel to each speaker terminal. Since the subs are dual 4 ohm coils. Each coil is directly wired (+ to +) and (- to -). You of course only see the outside of the enclosure and see the two speaker terminals so you see a positive and a negative for each subwoofer.
I will be honest, it may be easier for you to just use the 2 fusions if they can handle the power. Are they rated to handle 750 watts each?
reason I ask is at their current wiring configuration, you have a 1 ohm load if you wire each sub parallel. (+ to +) and (- to -).
To get louder there are a couple things one can do. Add more cone area (more speakers) or more power. Doubling cone area yields 3db. That's it. Doubling power yields 3db. Again, that's it.
Doing both yield 6db.
With the current woofers, you will not get 6db because you can't get the doubling of power to each woofer. Now you get the doubling of cone area for a 3 db gain, but the mtx woofers will be getting the lions share of power and the fusions a couple hundred or so watts less. The amp should see about a 1.3 ohm or so load for a bit under 1500 watts of power. Say...1200. Shared into the MTX subs wired at 2 ohms final and the Fusions wired for a 4 ohm load final.
Since the MTX and the fusion subs are in separate enclosures the woofers won't really care. No damage or issues.
Are the enclosures ported or sealed? I ask because there can be issues.
Sorry for all the questions.
The remote turn on can be small.
That amp needs a good 4 gauge at the minimum. Think trying to suck a shake through a coffee stirrer. Lots of resistance. The biger the straw the easier the amp can get power. Less heat is produced. Less voltage drop at the amp. The amp works easier.