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Speaker wiring

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    Is it possible to wire four 8 ohm speakers to where the impedence of the cab is 16 ohms? if so, how is i done?
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
  3. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    You can wire 2 of them for 16 ohms but not 4.
  4. You can wire 2 of them in series for 16 ohms, or in parallel for 4 (ohms) :D
  5. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Couldn't you wire two speakers in parallel (4 ohms), then wire the remaining two speakers in parallel (4 ohms) and then series the two speaker sets?
  6. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Yes, and that would result in an 8-ohm impedance.
  7. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Could you wire a box with 2 speakers, both 4 ohms
    and 8 ohms using a switch? Huh? Huh?
  8. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    No. But you could make it 8 and 2 with a with a DPDT on-on just like you were wiring a jazz bass with a series/parrallel switch.