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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. 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. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual 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. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial 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