# Wiring 8 Ohm To 4 Ohm

**But you have to watch the power rating to make sure the speakers can handle the amount of power than the home theater system can deliver.**

**Wiring 8 ohm to 4 ohm**.
I've run a 16 ohm 4x12 and 8 ohm 4x12 together for years in my custom amp with zero problems.
If you use a 4 ohm woofer and an 8 ohm tweeter without a crossover, your impedance would be 2.66 ohms.
Do it properly with at least a passive crossover of some type or your tweeter is going to be a hurtin mofo trying to play midrange frequencies and end up getting damaged.
If both speakers are less than 8 ohms, or the amplifier requires a hook up 8 ohm speakers 4 ohm amp total load impedance greater than 4 ohms, then it is best to connect the speakers in series Archived from They take my old abandoned outside the Games Like Hello Kitty Online.

All things being equal the 8 ohm cab will be slightly louder than the 16. Is there a way to convert a 8 ohm cab into a 4 ohm cab? This diagram shows a single DVC 4-ohm sub wired as an 8-ohm load. Then if you like the current setup more you can just use the stock jack.

Im confused about bi-wiring my Forte iii speakers, can I use the 8 ohm outputs on my amp to run the woofers and use the 4 ohm tap for the mids n highs? It is really not suggested to wire different resistive load values in Parallel (8 and 4, 16 and 8 etc.) The formula for figuring the total impedance in Parallel is. You can operate 4-ohm speakers with an 8-ohm amplifier if you use caution and understand how impedance works. On a 1/4" speaker or guitar cable, the tip of the cable is the positive and the sleave is the negative.

I have an Alpine amp that is rated (RMS) for 500w @2ohm and [email protected] 4ohm. The calculation for mixing these speakers involves speaker system A (8 ohms) multiplied by speaker system B (16 ohms) = 128 ohms. Two SVC Drivers with Voice Coils in Parallel. Ummm, i hope you don't just plan to wire the 2 up to the same wire with no crossover.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Dec 20, 2009 #1. To be sure it's ok check with the manufacturer. (8/2)+4=8 My father in law built it but I'm pretty sure that's how he did it. So if I wire the mid and the sub in series that would be 8 ohms, and then the tweeter in parallel that would bring me to 4 ohms.

For an amp that is 1,2 and 4 ohm stable, will it also be stable at 2.6 ohms? We speak for impatient people. Just make sure all the plus speaker terminals are wired together and same with the negative terminals, so that way all the speakers are in phase. Four 8 Ohm Single Voice Coil (SVC) Speakers :

Wiring Configuration for 2 Speakers in Parallel : Wiring a 8 ohm 4x10 to work at 4 ohms Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Govier966, Dec 20, 2009. I have a big 18inch subwoofer that was originally from a movie theater. If they're 16, just wire them all in parallel to get 4 ohms at the input jack.

This is pretty simple, too. It is a JBL 3635 rated for 300w with an 8 ohm voice coil. 8 ohm speakers can replace 4 ohm speakers if used in parallel since 8 ohms in parallel with 8 ohms is 4 ohms. There are two ways you can wire a 4x12 (or 4x10 for that matter), the main one is Series/Parallel:

To give you an example of how confusing this is, imagine 2 8 ohm speakers. 8ohm cable to tip of the jack, ground to sleeve on the jack. Parallel=Divide Series=Add I just got off a 10 hour shift and it's late. If you were two in series to get 16 ohms, and then wire that pair in parallel with the other two in parallel, you can get 3.2 ohms.

From what I understand, I can, but it will run at 150w. Two Single Voice Coil Speakers In Parallel. If you want to connect them all to one channel you can use a series/parallel connection Two 8 Ohm speakers in parallel will offer a 4 Ohm load, if you connect those to another two 8 Ohm speakers in parallel with a series connection you will end up... I have a 6 speaker kit “3 in each tower” the kit says the impedence once assembled is 4 ohm.

Dec 20, 2009 #2. The tweeter is 8ohm, the mid 4ohm, and the sub 4 ohm. Most traditional Marshall cabs are wire series-parallel for 16 ohms. So using the 4 ohm tap there will be a slight mismatch, but one that any well built amp should be able to tolerate.

4 X 8 Ohm Speaker = 8 Ohm Load; Connecting the two voice coils of the driver in parallel (+ to +, - to -) will result in the. One DVC driver with Voice Coils in Parallel. 4 X 16 Ohm Speaker = 16 Ohm Load Back to Guitar Tech Celestion, Unit 111 Claydon Business Park, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, IP6 0NL United Kingdom

The two 10" are 8 ohms in parallel (4 ohm load) and the 15" is series to them (4 ohm load). Can I run this with my amp? Stable at 2 or 1 ohm mono : Stable at 4, 2, or 1 ohm mono

Wiring 8 ohm sub to 4 ohm amp? You’ve converted an 8-ohm speaker to 4 ohms. Otherwise just swap the 4 ohm and 8 ohm wires and scratch off the "4 ohm" marking on the chassis. This is within the acceptable range of the 4-ohm minimum rating of your amp and is safe to connect.

As long as you are using a crossover with an 8 ohm woofer and an 8 ohm tweeter then your impedance will remain at or near 8 ohms straight across, not 4 ohms. One Dual Voice Coil Speaker in Parallel. For example, an 8 ohm wiring may only read 6.8 ohm, or a 16 ohm wiring may only read 12.9ohm. A parallel wiring of 4 16 ohm speakers has a system.

Two 8 Ohm speakers wired (hooked up) in Parallel results in a 4 Ohm load. Would appreciate any wisdom smart people can impart. So if it's fuzzy math I'm sorry. A parallel wiring turns those 2 8 ohm speakers into a system of 4 ohms total.

You need 4x 16-ohm speakers if you want a total impedance of 4 ohms - all in parallel. What’s harder is dealing with a parallel circuit. Jun 28, 2008 Valley of the Sun (AZ). The calculation is 128/24 = 5.33 ohms.

Your speakers are likely 16 ohms (4 ohm speakers are rare for guitar). Understanding a parallel circuit. Run a ground wire to the other 4ohm jack's ground. This figure is then divided by total ohms in both speaker systems, which is 12.

It’s easy to calculate the effect of a resistive load when all the speakers are all the same resistance. Steve, Six DVC 4-ohm subs can get wired together to form a 1.33 ohm load. Apr 28, 2009 New Paltz, New York. Most modern amps can be used with speakers that have a total load at or above the minimum impedance rating.

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