3x10 wiring diagram

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassmanred84, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. bassmanred84


    Jan 21, 2009
    Where could I possibly find a wiring diagram for a 3x10 cab. speakers are bp102's 8 ohm. I've been searching and can't seem to find the info.
  2. fatgoogle


    Jun 15, 2008
    I think, now im think, that if you wire them in series that youll get an 8 ohm cab, but only the power handling of one speaker, ie if the speakers are 300 watts you will have a 300 watt cab.
  3. bassmanred84


    Jan 21, 2009
    ah, I see. cool
  4. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    -1. Options are series for 24 ohms, parallel for 2.7. And that's why three 8 ohm drivers are seldom employed.
  5. fatgoogle


    Jun 15, 2008
    I was only saying i thinmk thats how you do it, Can you wire two 8 ohm speakers together to get 8 ohms in the end. This is for me and 2 speakers.
  6. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
  7. bassmanred84


    Jan 21, 2009
    My amp head is a behringer bx3000t and the lowest it can go is 4ohms. Not sure if that would work. What's a more suitable speaker impedance if you want to go the 3x10 direction?
  8. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    Three 16 ohm speakers will get you 5.3, but the choices aren't great.
  9. msiner


    Sep 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    No, I do not believe this is not possible. With two 8 ohm speakers you can either go up to 16 ohms or down to 4.
  10. IvanMike

    IvanMike TTRPG enthusiast, Happy, Joyous, & Free. Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    pretty much all 3x10 cabs are 5.33 ohms using three 16 ohm speakers in parallel. you could make a 2.66 ohm cab with three 8 ohm drivers but that would be a dangerous cab to have around. too easy for someone to plug it into a 4 ohm head, or worse, your 2 ohm stable amp goes on the fritz and the only backup amp you can find is a 4 ohm stable one. then you're screwed. As BillFM pointed out, wiring said drivers in series will give you a 24 ohm cab. kinda quiet. :D
  11. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    3 - 16 ohm parallel = 5.333 ohms

    Looks close to 4ohms
  12. bassmanred84


    Jan 21, 2009
    So can anyone suggest a good 16 ohm 10 inch bass driver?
  13. Just outta curiousity, what would 2 5.3 ohm combine to be ohmage wise?
  14. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    The only 16 ohm 10's I know of are eminence Beta 10B and Delta 10B and based on the response range (assuming the cab is designed properly for the chosen speaker) the BP102 would probably be better.
  15. bassmanred84


    Jan 21, 2009
    darn, so maybe I'll just go for a 2x10 then with a couple bp102's. Thanks for all the info guys. You are incredibly helpul.
  16. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    series 10.6, parallel 2.67.
  17. slyjoe

    slyjoe Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Valley of the Sun (AZ)
    2.65 in parallel, 10.6 in series.

    Edit - stupid slow typing.
  18. bassmanred84


    Jan 21, 2009
    one question about the bp102-4.......what's the difference between the bp102-4 and just the bp 102? When I read the specs I can't find it-other than the sensitivity.
  19. Crockettnj


    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ
    contact dave at avatar speakers for a potential 16 ohm version of his modified deltalite II 2510 drivers.

    3 of those would give you a nominal impedance just over 5 ohms, as stated a few times here already.
  20. bassmanred84


    Jan 21, 2009
    ooh, sweet, will do.
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