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Speakers connection: parallel and serial

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


  1. Yehuda777

    Yehuda777

    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 PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    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.
     
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  4. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    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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