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Help me with the math....100 watts into 2-8ohms speakers or 1-4ohm speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Gintaras, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Gintaras


    Dec 11, 2004
    Kent Island, Md.
    I have been messing around changing speakers for the last 2 weeks. I put a 8 ohm deltalite in my workingman 10. Since this amp has an extension jack and will handle 2-8 ohms speakers, would there be any advantage to getting all 100 watts to one 4 ohm speaker. (present config is 80 watts to an 8 ohm speaker) I am trying to get a better handle on multiple speakers pushing more air compared to more wattage to a single speaker.

    I would also like to hear from anyone on a link that might deal with the math to calculate these types of situations.
  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    math gives me a head ache!!!

    I almost always prefer two speakers vs. one. I wouldn't expect much volume from one or two, but might seem a little louder with two. although sometimes one speaker pushed a bit can cut through better than a non strained speaker??

    I don't know....carrots...:crying:
  3. Gintaras


    Dec 11, 2004
    Kent Island, Md.
    interesting about the non strained speaker. the deltalite turned up to 6 does not even begin to strain the speaker.

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