View Full Version : 75 watts @ 2 ohms..recommendation?

06-20-2009, 11:56 AM
Im looking for a set of speakers (mids and highs) 75 watts @ 2 ohms cuz thats what my JL audio amp puts out.

any speakers under $65 you kno about?

amps specs:
Rated Power (stereo): 45W RMS x 2 @ 4 ohm ; 75W RMS x 2 @ 2 ohm
Rated Power (bridged): 90W RMS x 1 @ 8 ohm ; 150W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohm

06-20-2009, 01:02 PM

06-20-2009, 01:06 PM
why not just run it at 4ohm? the tradeoff of more power at lower impedance is negated by a lower efficiency anyway

06-20-2009, 01:11 PM
will it be louder tho?

06-21-2009, 12:48 AM
As a rule of thumb a +3dB increase in sound level requires a doubling in power.

It would be slightly louder with 75w over 45w, but in reality you probably wouldn't notice it until you jumped up to 150-200w.

I don't think you're going to be able to find 2 ohm components or even coaxials in the $60 range. You could always run two sets of 4 ohm coaxials in parallel which would present a 2 ohm load.

With the power you have available I'd concentrate on an efficient set of 4 ohm speakers.


06-21-2009, 01:14 AM
I don't think you're going to be able to find 2 ohm components or even coaxials in the $60 range.

Ok... I lied :)

Did some research and there *are* some 2 ohm coaxials that can be had in the $60-$80 range.

6.5" coaxials:
- JBL GTO628
- Infinity Reference 6022si (shallow mount)
- JBL GTO638
- Infinity Kappa 62.9IS (shallow mount)
- JBL P662s (shallow mount)
- Infinity Kappa 652.9i
- Kenwood KFC-X1710

Similar models are available in 5.25" as well.

For 2 ohm components the closest to your price range is the JBL GT0607c which you can get for around $95 shipped.

Good luck!


06-22-2009, 10:13 AM
thanks alot i will look at all of those

06-24-2009, 12:56 PM

06-24-2009, 07:34 PM
The JBL's are the best out of those choices, I have owned all of them .

06-25-2009, 09:39 AM
hmmm ok JBL....yttt