4 ohm + 4 ohm = 4 ohm?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sutton, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    If I had two 4 ohm cabinets, would there be any way that I could have it equal 4 ohm, rather than the standard two? If so, how would I go about doing that?
  2. Iruleonbass


    May 29, 2005
    New York
    Im no expert at all when it comes to this, but everything I've been told was that 2 4ohm cabinets makes 2ohms. If you want the 2 cabs to be 4ohms together you need to have each cabinet at 8ohms.

    This is once again what I've been told, there maybe some trick or something that you can do do get 2 4 ohms to stay at 4ohms, but I highly doubt it.
  3. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Trade them for 2 8ohm cabs? :D
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Feed them through a stereo power amp ;)

    R = (R1*R2)/(R1+R2) when wired parallel.

    When wired series, you have R = R1 + R2.
    If you change the wiring to be series, not parallel, you can have 2 4 Ohm loads making an 8 Ohm load. But never a 4 Ohm load.
  5. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    So what if I had 3 4 ohm cabinets wired in series
  6. 12ohms. You could have two in parallel with one in series for 6ohms...