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also, instead of the Kicker, I have an Pioneer TS-SW200D2 DVC 8" sub

would the highlighted one be the best wiring setup for DVC and the Kicker amp?
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you will only get 200 watts. the amp is not 1 ohm stable so you have to wire in series. but the sub requires 150 so you will be fine. extra power is always good as long as your crossover points are set. and if you have a slope you can select, use the 24db setting if its there.
 

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you will only get 200 watts. the amp is not 1 ohm stable so you have to wire in series. but the sub requires 150 so you will be fine. extra power is always good as long as your crossover points are set. and if you have a slope you can select, use the 24db setting if its there.

ok so this is what others are also getting on the kicker sub as well - correct, same 2 Ohm DVC setup
I do see the kicker comprt requires 300W though https://www.kicker.com/comp-rt-8-2-ohm-subwoofer
 

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ok so this is what others are also getting on the kicker sub as well - correct, same 2 Ohm DVC setup
I do see the kicker comprt requires 300W though https://www.kicker.com/comp-rt-8-2-ohm-subwoofer
dual voice coil is only for wiring purposes. since you have dual 2ohm if you wire the coils in parallel it becomes 1ohm which that amp can not handle. so you wire in series which takes the dual 2ohm to a 4ohm load at the amp. the amp puts out 200watts at 4 ohm. if going with a dual voice coil sub, get the dual 4ohm since you are running a single. wired parallel you will get 2 ohm which that amp puts out max power.
 

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also, extra power is almost mandatory. the amp out out 300 watts, but there is power loss so you really arent geting their advertised power. always overdrive your speakers. you get whats called dynamic headroom. just make sure your settings are correct
 

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dual voice coil is only for wiring purposes. since you have dual 2ohm if you wire the coils in parallel it becomes 1ohm which that amp can not handle. so you wire in series which takes the dual 2ohm to a 4ohm load at the amp. the amp puts out 200watts at 4 ohm. if going with a dual voice coil sub, get the dual 4ohm since you are running a single. wired parallel you will get 2 ohm which that amp puts out max power.

ok so everyone doing this amp with dual 2 ohm in series is only getting 200W of power then

is this a series wired sub?
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