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Discussion in 'Cabinets & Speakers' started by Aeon Dream, Aug 30, 2021.
Unless it's been tampered with it's probably already that way. If you have any doubt, look up "series/parallel" wiring. Four 16 ohm speakers can only be either 4 or 16 ohm.
did you read his post? he said he had four 16 ohm speakers.
Who the hell voted 'no'?
Please notice who I quoted in the post you quoted! I'm aware of the OP's situation but was merely bustin' on my buddy @StingRay85 about possibly clouding the issue with 8 ohm references!
What? What does that even mean?
Keep ohms (impedance) under what with cab? Meaning cab is less impedance than amp? Bad idea.
Lose wattage with lower ohms? No you don't.
This is just all nonsense.
As for the rest, it was answered very simply in the first 3 posts. I don't know why this gets so complicated all the time.
I've ran 4 ohm amp into 16 ohm cab. No problems. Except I lose watts. Tube amps I would recommend matched ohms with cab. That's what I meant.
Ahhh I see. It seemed to be worded in reverse. Under or even with cab seemed like cab was under.
Carry on then. Thanks for the clarification.
My specific question has been answered...clearly.
If you have one pair connected together in parallel, and another pair connected to each other in parallel, then connect the two pairs in series, if one speaker burns out you only lose that one -- three speakers keep working. The cab's total impedance will rise to 24 ohms (one pair of 16 ohm speakers combined in parallel for 8 ohms, in series with a single 16 ohm speaker, so 8 + 16 gives 24 ohms.)
If you have one pair connected in series, and another pair in series, then connect the two pairs in parallel, if one speaker burns out the other speaker in that series will also stop working (it won't be damaged, but it'll lose one of its connections to the amp so it won't get any power), so you'll only have two speakers working. Two 16 ohm speakers in series means the cab's total impedance will be 32 ohms.
When running two 16 ohm cabs it doesn't matter what the internal wiring of the cabs is. Both SP, both PS, one SP and one PS -- when you connect two 16 ohm cabs in parallel the total load is 8 ohms.
#DreamerDeceiver, a couple of times you've asked about connecting multiple cabs to an amp and still seem confused.
A 16 ohm cab is a 16 ohm cab. It doesn't matter if there's one 16 ohm speaker, or two 8 ohm speakers in series, or four 4 ohm speakers all in series, or four 16 ohm speakers in s/p, or four 16 ohm speakers in p/s. It's a 16 ohm cab -- the amp just sees the total load.
If you connect two 16 ohm cabs in parallel that's an 8 ohm load. Doesn't matter what's inside those cabs.
(You'd need a custom made series Y cable or a series junction box to do this, but if you connect two 16 ohm cabs in series that's a 32 ohm load.)
I even bought a special ohm meter. Lots of schematics on the web.
I did ask a few times, and still remained puzzled a bit.
What I asked THIS time was, why should I wire it parallel or series.
You just answered that clearly.
Wired in SERIES it remains 16 ohm both cabs.
Wired in PARALLEL its now 8 ohm for both cabs
THATS what I needed.
<By George I think he's finally got it.