I wasn't testing your knowledge, just needed an answer to my situation.Mighty Noid said:well it depends how you wire up the two speakers together...
either series or parallel....
not sure if you are trying to test me on what I know or not...
BigBoy said:I wasn't testing your knowledge, just needed an answer to my situation.
I have a 4 ohm amp in my JVC headunit. I have 3 1/2" speakers in the dash @ 4 ohms and I have mids in the doors at 6 ohms. They are currently wired in series, because that's the way I had the 2 ohm OEM speakers wired after I changed the HU. Just wondered what ohms I have now in series and what I would have in parallel?
Had the mids for another project, but never used them.
That is absolutely correct! I designed and built 3 passive crossovers two days ago, yet I forgot to mention this.lafrad said:well.. Mids & Highs should almost always be wired in parallel... Usually the speakers themselvs have frequency filters built in so they only play in the range they are designed to play... this will cause your speakers to "fight" and it may sound really goofy.. (tinny highs, and muted voices, with those speakers that you mentioned).
Setting them up in parallel won't cause the full 2.6 ohm load... as they are putting resistance on different parts of the frequency range.
You are probably safe hooking the speakers is parallel.
To do this right, you should find yourself 2 Passive Crossovers... and properly get the things wired together. This will sound the best, make the most noise, and also be the easiest on your head unit.