# ohms of speakers in cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by WorldCarver, Aug 30, 2013.

1. ### WorldCarver

Jun 30, 2011
I found myself researching and struggling to find the answer to what seems to be a simple question. if you have 2 speakers that are 8 Ohms each how many ohms is the cab they're in all together? The question is for 2 carvin neo 15s that I installed into a cab. They are 8 ohms and 600 watts each. Is the cab running at 8 or 4 ohms?

2. ### B-string

This can be found in the FAQ's as well as too many others. Wired in parallel two 8 ohm speakers equal a 4 ohm load.

3. ### ChasarmsCasual Observer

May 24, 2001
Bettendorf, IA USA
Wired in parallel, the impedance of the cabinet would be 4 ohms. Wired in series, the impedance of the cabinet would be 16 ohms.

4. ### WorldCarver

Jun 30, 2011
Thanks for the help. I'll have to double check that!

5. ### basscookerCommercial User

Apr 11, 2010
cincy ky
Owner, Chopshopamps.com
positive to positive to positive, negative to negative to negative=== parallel --- 4 ohms

source positive to speaker(1) positive; speaker (1) negative to speaker (2) positive; speaker (2) negative to source negative==== series---- 16ohms