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Old 20th September 2008 , 03:05 PM
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Hi there everyone

If someone could help me i would be very grateful.
I am struggling to make a decision, i have a powered mixer rated at 4ohms and two speakers which are rated at 8 ohms now according to my calculations if i wire these in series it would total 16 ohms and in parallel 4 ohms, if any of this is incorrect please tell me. My query is which is the safest way and which will give me the best quality.
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Old 20th September 2008 , 03:31 PM
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Hi suds

I posted this link in another thread. I think it should answer your questions;
Loudspeaker Impedance, Series & Parallel Connection Basics
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Old 20th September 2008 , 05:55 PM
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Hi suds

I posted this link in another thread. I think it should answer your questions;
Loudspeaker Impedance, Series & Parallel Connection Basics
saxman - that's a great article, but maybe slightly scarry for someone with little electronics experience! The short answer to suds question is yes, two 8 ohm speakers wired in parallel are equivelant to 4 ohms.
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Old 20th September 2008 , 06:23 PM
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Thanks for your responses would you then say that i am better to wire the speakers in parallel.
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Old 20th September 2008 , 06:49 PM
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absolutely - otherwise you'll get nowhere near full power from the amp.
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Old 20th September 2008 , 06:53 PM
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Thanks your responses have been really helpful, im new to this and i just want to do things right without damaging any of my gear.
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