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I have two  four ohm Kicker CompVR 12's Dual Voice Coils. Also have a Pioneer Gm- D8601 monoblock amp. I looked at the wiring diagrams on the Kicker website and noticed that there is two ways to get them wired to 4 ohms. One way being series and the other parallel. Will there be any difference? 

Whats the optimal way to wire them?

Link to diagrams: http://www.kicker.com/dvc_wiring

Link to amp:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130GMD8601/Pioneer-GM-D8601.html

Link to Subs:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2061CVR124/Kicker-10CVR124.html

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If the kickers are dual voice coil and 4 ohms per coil,

Wire each sub series coil 1 to coil 2 for the sub per the diagram to achieve an 8 ohm load. Then wire to the amp

Do that per each sub and the amplifier will see 4 ohms

Each sub has it's coils series wired and then you are parallel wiring the subs to the amp.

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