What are the mono wiring options for a cab with 4 8-ohm 10s? I know that straight parallel (I think) would yield a total load of 2 ohms like a Super Reverb. Is there a way to wire it to get a total load of 4, 8 or 16 ohms? And if so, how would that be done? Thanks.
Stratight parallel would be 2 ohms....but if you wire two series pairs in parallel you'll end up with 8 ohms. There's no way to get 4 or 16 ohms with four 8 ohm speakers.
Cool, Vaughn. Thanks. 8 ohms will work fine. Now, I just have to fingure out how to wire series/parallel....
There is a diagram at avatar speakers which will help. http://avatarspeakers.com/wiring diagrams.htm That's the link. It is at the bottom of the page.
Vaughn, mmmm... kinda. Reza, thanks, that cleared it up. Usually when I wire 2 speaks in parallel, I wire the + and - from the jack to the + and - on one of the speakers respectively. Then I wire the + and - form that speaker to the + and - respectively on the other speaker. Looks like I may not be able to do that with the series/parallel scheme.
If you have 4 speakers, you CAN do the series/parallel wiring.....but you can't do it with only 2 speakers. With series/parallel wiring, you're connecting two series connected speaker pairs in parallel with each other. I don't think I can make it any clearer than this: jack sleeve><-sp1+><-sp2+><jack tip jack sleeve><-sp3+><-sp4+><jack tip And the drawing Reza referred you to shows the same thing in a different way.
No, I know. 2 speakers can only be series or parallel. I think I got the 4 speaker daigram now. Thanks.