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A little help with sub OHM's

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I am replacing my Solo Baric 8" sub with Ztoolman's 10" sub. The audio specialist said to make sure the OHM's match my system. Ok, so not being an audio guy I'm not sure what to check or how to check. Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks in advance,

Sky:smile:
 
I have the same sub, here is the product info I found online.

Earthquake SWS-10 Car subwoofer driver
General
Product Type: Car subwoofer driver

Speaker system
Speaker Type: Passive

Speaker Diameter: 10"

Max (RMS) Output Power: 400 Watt

Input Impedance: 4 Ohm

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Speaker system details
Speakers Included: Car subwoofer driver - 10" - wired

Driver Details: Car subwoofer driver : 1 x subwoofer driver - 10"
Manufacturer's product description
As a leader in manufacturing high-end home and car audio products, Earthquake Sound Corporation products gained international respect by reviewers around the globe, in independent test reports, Earthquake's products are always ranked first beating more expensive well known brand names. PRODUCT FEATURES: 400 Max; 2 11/16" mounting depth; Over 1.75" long throw excursion; 2" aluminum VC (4-ohm).
Cutout & mounting dimensions
Diameter: 8.8 in
Depth: 2.7 in



MalibuRapper is the stereo guru, maybe pm him if you need more info.
 
Alpine PDX 4 1.50 Amp. Would this be plug n play?
Thanks in advance,

Sky
 
Skyguy,

From information on the Alpine website, your amp will handle either 2 ohm or 4ohm loads. Since the Earthquake is a single voice coil sub of 4 ohm, the amp will work fine as long as the wiring to the sub is correct.

Have a look at the .pdf for the amp on Alpine's website: http://www.alpine-usa.com which shows the correct wiring config for 3 channel operation. Your front speakers should be using channels 1 and 2 and most likely channels 3 and 4 are bridged for the sub.

You might need to make some gain adjustments at the amp due to subwoofer swap. If it's too quiet or being driven to distortion you can try to correct with the subwoofer output control of your headunit if so equipped. Better to correct at the amp though with the gain pots.

Hope this helps.
 
Skyguy,

From information on the Alpine website, your amp will handle either 2 ohm or 4ohm loads. Since the Earthquake is a single voice coil sub of 4 ohm, the amp will work fine as long as the wiring to the sub is correct.

note that when 2 ohm its PER channel, NOT 3+4 bridged. thats 4 ohms.
 
The bottom line is you will be fine Skyguy. No problems whatsoever.

Thanks for the assurance. I feel much better about it. I like the Solo Baric sub but it just takes too much footwell space. I'll post pix when I get the Z's sub installed.

Sky:smile:
 
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