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Hi guys. I have an inuke 6000 that I just got and 2 elemental designs 18" 19vo.2 subs. I'm running them in an infinite baffle setup. I was trying to wire them both up to 1 channel today so that I could channel 2 for a second setup if necessary.

When running the setup, without the gain too high, I was getting the red protection light at the top of the 4 orange led indicator lights. I was getting it with only 1 orange power light lighting up. So, I have a question about how I wired the subs.

I ran a multi meter to verify that my subs were dual 4 ohm last week. It read either 4.0 or 4.1 (I don't recall of hand).

So I wired each of the subs voice coils in parallel and I crossed the speaker wire between the two. I thought that if each speaker was 2 ohm and I ran them in series, then I'd be back at 4 ohm. Am I correct here?

This is a newbie question, but can I run only one of the voice coils on each speaker so that they run at 8ohms, assuming I run 1 coil on each speaker in series? I'd still be getting more than enough power since I don't need much more than 500 watts a speaker and the amp will do 1600 at 8 ohms and 2200 at 4.
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"So I wired each of the subs voice coils in parallel and I crossed the speaker wire between the two. I thought that if each speaker was 2 ohm and I ran them in series, then I'd be back at 4 ohm. Am I correct here?"

that sounds right.

maybe you got one of the wires backwards. a simple test is a 9v battery on the terminals to make sure the cones move how you are hoping.

"This is a newbie question, but can I run only one of the voice coils on each speaker so that they run at 8ohms, assuming I run 1 coil on each speaker in series?"

yeah, but not recommended. the t/s parameters will be different (?) and power handling is half, of course.

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I just rechecked the wiring.... strange. The wiring appears correct.

I can run one speaker on each channel with the voice coils in series, but it seems like a bit of a waste of a killer amp since my speakers only need about 500 watts to reach max excursion.

In time, I'd really like to get 4 fi infinite baffle speakers. I'll just get 4 ohm and run them in series with 2 on each channel. I guess this will do for now though.

I may try the amp on a triple 12" sealed box I have that is 4 ohms and see if it acts up on that box as well. Maybe it's my ED drivers.
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