In studying speaker and amp electronics, I've come across a puzzler and currently I don't have enough electrical knowledge to figure out the answer. So I thought I'd call on some of you wizards out there to help me.
From what I've read on the Net:
SERIAL. If you hook up two speakers in series, you add the ohms.
Example: two 8-ohm speakers = 16 ohms.
PARALLEL. If you hook up two speakers in parallel, you lessen the ohms.
Example: two 8-ohm speakers = 4 ohms.
Question: what if I have two 8-ohm speakers and want to hook them both up to an 8 ohm amp? How would I go about doing that?
Thanks in advance!
Maybe wire them in parallel (= 4ohms) and add a 4ohm resistor in series? I've heard that if your amp output is say 5 watts @8ohms, it will output 10 watts at 4 ohms.
Ah. That's valuable info. Thanks Ted!