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parrallel, series, and impedence

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by leper, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. leper


    Jun 21, 2001
    im wiring a cab for a friend, but i completely forgot something...

    If you have 2 8 ohm speakers, and wire them in parallel the pair will be 4 ohms...but if theyre in series what does it come out to be? I just cant remember what happens to impedence when you wire speakers in series...

    thanks to anyone who answers, i know ive been full of questions as of late.
  2. it would be 16 ohms...can't think of any amps that work at 16 ohms.
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Fleabass, virtually any amp will work at 16 ohms, it will just drain less current and push less Wattage to the Cab...
    The Hartke 2000 puts 200 At 4, 120 at 8 and about 80 at 16.
    Have you seen that sometimes the Speaker Output says "Minimum Load 4 Ohms" (Depending on the amp).
    I believe there is no "Maximum Load" for that.
  4. leper


    Jun 21, 2001
    thanks for hte quick reply...and i believe some valve amps may have issues with high impedences

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