Need help wiring subs
So I have 2 12" kicker cvr subs in the boat and they were wired to a JL 500/1 amp. My amp fried and I now have a lightning audio strike s4.1000.1d amp. Will this amp fry my subs? The specs on the amp say:
250 watts x 1 @ 4 ohms 500 watts x 1 @ 2 ohms 1000 watts x 1 @ 1 ohm I'm not entirely sure how the subs are wired together but I took an ohms reading at the 2 wires that go to the amp and got just a little under 4 ohms. here are the links to what I have: http://www.lightningaudio.com/produc...3&locale=en_US http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHAQ8wIwAg So my assumption is that the subs are wired for a total of 4 ohms and my amp will only put out 250w @ 4ohms, so I should be OK? 
Are your CVR's dual 2 or dual 4 Ohm coils?


If you wire it like this you could drop it to a 2 ohm load and the amp would give you 250 watts per subwoofer which is a bit less than their rms rating of 400 watts. So it will be safe but you won't be hearing the full potential of the subs.
http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchf...2ohm_mono.jpg 
I'm not entirely sure how they are wired, but i did take an ohm reading at the 2 wires that go into the amp. Is this a valid way to check the ohm load? It was just under 4 ohms.....

A 2 Ohm load at the amps is the best configuration you are going to get with those subs. This configuration will be safe for both the subs and amp.

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Yes the wires are disconnected from the amp.

So since the amp specs say 500w x 1 @ 2 ohms, and I will be running 2 speakers, then its 250w per speaker? And if I were to wire the speakers at 4 ohms, then it would be 125w to each speaker?

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May be worth pulling one of the subs out and verify what the sticker on the magnet states. 
well I pulled a sub out and they are wired like the diagram Brandon posted. They are the dual 2 ohm model. I was also wrong about the size.......they are actually 07cvr102 subs.

And I took an ohms reading for each coil with all the wires unhooked and each coil is 2 ohms, but when I wire them up like in the diagram I get a total of 4 ohms.

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Found the problem, whoever wired these things the first time didnt use electrical tape and the wires were shorting out. Now when I wire up all 4 subs, I get a 2 ohm reading total.
So if I hook it up to the amp with a 2 ohm load, the amp will put out a total of 500w (250w to each sub) or 500w to each sub? The RMS on the subs is 400w each. 
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Correct. A 2 ohm load will deliver 500W RMS equaling 250W to each woofer. Yes, the RMS of the CVR10 is 400 and the peak is 800. 
Got it. Now I just need to dial everything in.
Thanks for all the help 
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