View Full Version : 2-ohm from a 4-ohm head unit

10-12-2006, 12:04 AM
I have a JVC KD-AR360 radio and its rated at 18 watts rms at 4-ohm so how much damage would be caused if I hooked up a 2-ohm load to it, because Theres some so called replacement speakers that i want that are 2-ohm who sells 2 ohm speakers thats not a replacement thats a upgrade.

10-12-2006, 12:14 AM
Hey I was looking the little speakers a dual coil so i can wire it up for 8-ohm but then that means that it will only be getting 10 watts and its a 55 watt speaker so then it won't be loud

10-12-2006, 01:00 AM
Get a small amp to push them. Most amps make double the rated power at 2ohm stereo.

10-12-2006, 08:38 AM
Thanks, its just that i was hoping I didn't ave to buy an amp, short o money.

10-12-2006, 10:36 AM
ive pushed stock 2 ohm speakers with a h/u before.... sounds nasty, makes the hu shut off