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How to wire up IB sub setup

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So, I have a Yamaha A800 and a Behringer 2000w amp. Going to power up 4 AE IB15s. I know it's not optimal, but it's what I got. If this won't work, I might just go with 4 sealed 15s instead.

I'm assuming I just run the sub outs to the amp as normal, but how do I physically wire up the subs? What's the best configuration, and what kind of wire should I use to handle the power?

Thanks in advance.
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Anyone?
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It depends on the impedance of each driver and if they are single or dual voice coil. Generally you want a 4 ohm final load so you can run the amp bridged. 2 ohm load is too low and 8ohm won't draw the full potential of the amp.
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Originally Posted by Jesse S View Post

It depends on the impedance of each driver and if they are single or dual voice coil. Generally you want a 4 ohm final load so you can run the amp bridged. 2 ohm load is too low and 8ohm won't draw the full potential of the amp.
2 ohms is not too low with a Behringer if you run it in stereo mode. I've been running 8 drivers this way for several years, and it works fine.
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My IB15 drivers are 8 ohms but they can be ordered either 8 or 4 ohm. Which ones do you have? It should say on the sticker that is attached to the magnet.
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They are 8 ohms.
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You can use 14 gauge wire or thicker. Wire two of the drivers in parallel and connect to one channel of your amp. You do this by using a wire from + to + on each speaker and then a wire from + on the amp to + on one of the drivers. You can strip a section of the wire with a knife and put the wire through the binding post with the end going to + on the 2nd driver and the stripped part at + on the first driver with the beginning of the wire attached to + on the the first channel. Do the same with the - .

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2 ohms is not too low with a Behringer if you run it in stereo mode. I've been running 8 drivers this way for several years, and it works fine.

So do I but that is 2 ohm stereo. 2 ohm bridged mono is actually 1 ohm internally.
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