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I need to know if its alright to connect 4 ohm speakers to an 8 ohm amp? I have the cooling sorted so its not a factor
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I need to know if its alright to connect 4 ohm speakers to an 8 ohm amp? I have the cooling sorted so its not a factor
There is a A current Difference Between as many Know so wouldnt the AMP Overload the Speakers ?
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Just connect two speakers in series to creat a 8ohm circuit. It would be safer. On another note most amps will shutoff if they overheat. Is this in car or in home?

EDIT:: Must be car speakers in home enviroment. Was just thinking about it. most home audio stuff is 8ohms
    
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Just something i found it may help it may not : http://www.lalena.com/audio/faq/wiring/
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Home, I have run a car sub on it at max volume and it was fine, im asking because the speakers im getting are 4 ohms
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Originally Posted by frostbite
Home, I have run a car sub on it at max volume and it was fine, im asking because the speakers im getting are 4 ohms
I have ran soem custom speakers that were running at a 4 ohm load. IT did fine and ended up getting handed down to my pops. He used to blast the first part of "Top Gun" Just to make my mom mad in the morning. If you have a quality amp you should be more than fine. Try running some booty bass through the system for several hours and if it shuts off you know that it cant handle it. I really dont think you will have failure on your hands unless you are using crap from optimus brand electronics

@ENTERPRIZE Would be no problem at the speakers as long as it is within its wattage. OHMs just put more strain on the amp. Less being more. A lot of car audio sub setups are running at 1ohm or less which makes for super effecient amps if they can handle the load. But generally they tend to distort more at those load levels.
    
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The main drivers are 4 ohms, if I wire the tweeters in series will that make them 8ohms
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The main drivers are 4 ohms, if I wire the tweeters in series will that make them 8ohms
No you would need to run them in parallel to actually lower the load.
and in case you did not know 8 is less than 4 in the world of resistance

your tweets may be 16ohm though. need to check them.

Found a webpage for you to look at here it is
    
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I have ran soem custom speakers that were running at a 4 ohm load. IT did fine and ended up getting handed down to my pops. He used to blast the first part of "Top Gun" Just to make my mom mad in the morning. If you have a quality amp you should be more than fine. Try running some booty bass through the system for several hours and if it shuts off you know that it cant handle it. I really dont think you will have failure on your hands unless you are using crap from optimus brand electronics

@ENTERPRIZE Would be no problem at the speakers as long as it is within its wattage. OHMs just put more strain on the amp. Less being more. A lot of car audio sub setups are running at 1ohm or less which makes for super effecient amps if they can handle the load. But generally they tend to distort more at those load levels.
Oh right makes more sense now cheers. Well like you said it will put Strain in the AMp so if oyu have a good ones hopefully thing should be just fine.
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