Speakers connection: parallel and serial

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Yehuda777, Apr 9, 2014.


  1. Yehuda777

    Yehuda777

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    Oct 2, 2010
    Hello,
    As you probably know, many speakers have the link option ( input and output for another speaker). The question is: if 2 speakers linked and one of them connected to the amp, is it a parallel or serial connection relatively to the amp? What's the impendance that the amp will see?
    Thank you in advance for the support...
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    Manitoba, Canada
    First welcome. Amps and cabs are not hardware and don't belong in the hardware forum. Tuners and bridges are hardware.

    Second speaker output links are parallel except in a very few cases. If you have two 8ohm daisy chained the amp sees 4ohms. If you plug a cab into each output on an amp (if equipped) they are parallel as well and still see 4ohms.
  3. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

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    Dallas, TX
    +1 daisy chaining cabs from one line from the amp is still a parallel connection in most every case. To get a series connection would require a specially made series cable.

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