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epirich 26th January 2013 02:09 PM

speaker wiring
new to these forums, I could seem to find a section that this question fits in, I was wondering if anyone knows how they wire a 4 speaker guitar amp cabinet to come up with a 8 ohm load? 2 pairs of 8's in parallel then those 2 pair in series?

Enzo 26th January 2013 02:31 PM

Yes, exactly, assuming the four speakers are each 8 ohms.

The wiring is in fact called series-parallel wiring. It allows four driviers to have the same impedance as one driver.

epirich 26th January 2013 11:36 PM

Thanks Enzo ! , I was just always under the impression that you dont use series wiring on speaker setups to often

Speedskater 27th January 2013 04:03 PM

As long as all the speakers are the exact same model, series wiring is not a problem.

ArcticBreaze 27th January 2013 11:40 PM

series is always safer than parallel where speakers are at least close to the same wattage as ohms my go too low.

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