Speaker wiring question

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  1. Tone Loco

    Tone Loco Silver Supporting Member

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    Can you wire four 8 ohm speakers so the transformer sees a 4 ohm load?

    If so, how?
     
  2. Jim Collins

    Jim Collins Member

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    He asked if one could wire four, 8 ohm speakers in such a way that the transformer sees a 4 ohm load. The answer is no. Series/parallel wiring with four, 8 ohm speakers will yield an 8 ohm load.
     
  3. Tone Loco

    Tone Loco Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh well. :(
     
  4. jamison162

    jamison162 Supporting Member

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    Jim is correct, unless there is a way I am unaware of. Boy, two wrong answers right off the bat and one from an amp company????

    + Series
    - Parrallel

    8+8+8+8 = 16+16 = 32 Ohms
    Eq: 8+8+8+8=32

    8-8-8-8 = 4-4 = 2 Ohms
    Eq: 1/(1/8+1/8+1/8+1/8)=2

    8+8-8+8 = 16-16 = 8 Ohms
    Eq: 1/(1/(8+8)+1/(8+8))=8

    8=8+8=8 = 4+4 = 8 Ohms
    Eq: (1/(1/8+1/8))+(1/(1/8+1/8))=8
     
  5. SatelliteAmps

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    Yeap, wrong answer from me. No excuses.
     

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