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Hi there,

What is the best way to wire up two Maelstrom Gen 2's in a sealed box. I will be using a Behringer Europower 4000 amp and wanted to run in 2 ohm's to get the most power out of it but I don't know how to wire it up.

Would it be possible to draw me a diagram so it makes sense. Sorry guys, I am a complete newb to this.

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In your other thread we discussed wiring the subs for 2 ohms each, for some reason I thought the subs were dual 4 ohm. The GenII Maelstrom is dual 2 ohm coils, my mistake. The EP4000 can't be bridged for a 2 ohm load so the subs will have to be wired for 4 ohms each, one sub per channel of the amp.


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Mike,

With the behringer 4000 amp it runs 2 x 1400 watts rms 4 ohms. That sounds perfect for the maelstroms. I am trying to get all the information embedded into my brain so that I don't make any mistakes. That drawing has only one sub. How do you connect two subs.

Or is it better to get dual 4ohm subs to run 2 ohms.

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That drawing has only one sub. How do you connect two subs.
The drawing is of one sub that has 2 voice coils. That's how you wire the coils and connect the sub to one channel of the amp. The same applies to the second sub connected to the other channel.


Or is it better to get dual 4ohm subs to run 2 ohms.
That isn't an option with the Maelstrom-X.
 

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Mike
Thanks for clearing that up. Sorry to appear thick but this is new terroritory for me.

Is the behringer 4000 amp going to be enough at 4 ohms as it is only rated at 950 watts at 0.5% distortion. I take it with a dual 4 ohm sub you can run that in 2 ohms from the amp.

When I work out the sub parameters in WinISD should I be entering the true power rating of 950 watts and not 1400 which is at 1% distortion.


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Kevin,

Can you maelstrom be driven in 2 ohms from an amp. The behringer is 2 x 2000 rms in 2 ohms.

Can the maelstroms be driven harder than the FI Q18's. I like the idea of the maelstroms but they are £200 dearer to buy.

I am a basshead so low is as good as upper bass.

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Kevin,

Can you maelstrom be driven in 2 ohms from an amp. The behringer is 2 x 2000 rms in 2 ohms.

Can the maelstroms be driven harder than the FI Q18's. I like the idea of the maelstroms but they are £200 dearer to buy.

I am a basshead so low is as good as upper bass.

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Graham
In terms of the Maelstrom, that is plenty of power.

I don't have a FI Q18 so I don't have a comparison. In general, the more total stroke you have, the more power you need to use it. You have to model both the drivers in the enclosure you are considering and see what you get. Generalizations only go so far.

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Also the EP4000 in reality is more like 2000w total, which is still very good for the price. 4000w is a peak/ lightning strike rating at 1khz. It'll never happen in reality. Get an EP4000 for each driver. A lot of people have done this and it's a good match.
 
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