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Old 26th January 2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 26th January 2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 27th January 2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Enzo ! , I was just always under the impression that you dont use series wiring on speaker setups to often
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Old 27th January 2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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As long as all the speakers are the exact same model, series wiring is not a problem.
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Old 28th January 2013, 12:40 AM   #5
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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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