View Full Version : can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

Ryde _Or_Die
02-24-2004, 07:15 PM
I found out my coaxials are rated half what I thought they were going to be. So now I was just wondering if I could use only one channel to run a pair of 4 ohm 6.5s. I'll lose alot of clarity if I did that though, wouldn't I?

02-24-2004, 07:40 PM
u shouldn't lose any audible sound quality. as long as ur amp can handle the 2 ohm load, u'll be fine.

02-24-2004, 11:14 PM
it doesn't matter what impedance the speakers provide...the amp just has to support it. it can be anything as long as the amp is "x" stable where x is a number less than or equal to speaker's impedance "z"

Ryde _Or_Die
02-25-2004, 01:03 AM
Well do you think that I would be safe running 75rms to a coaxial that is rated for only 40rms if I turn the gain down halfway or so? Then I wouldn't have to mess with different wiring options.

02-25-2004, 01:47 AM
What speakers are these?

Ryde _Or_Die
02-25-2004, 02:24 PM
CDT CL-6X 6.5s

On their site they say they are rated for 80 watts RMS but when I got the speakers I guess they are only rated for 80rms as a pair.

02-25-2004, 03:02 PM
How did you come with 80 rms for the pair? Does it show on the speaker that they are 2 ohms?

According to their site the specs are

Model: CL-6X (Slim Coaxial)
Midrange: 6"
Mounting depth: 2.25"
Crossover: 6 dB.
Tweeter: Angle mount .75" metal dome
tweeter for perfect imaging
Power handling: 80 watt
Frequency response: 60Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity: 92 dB.
Impedance: 4 Ohm

Do you have a manual that comes with the coaxials?

I would think they are 80 rms at 4 ohms.

Ryde _Or_Die
02-25-2004, 05:21 PM
I thought from the site that they would be 80rms per speaker. But on the back of each speaker it reads 40w nominal.

02-26-2004, 02:38 AM
I thought from the site that they would be 80rms per speaker. But on the back of each speaker it reads 40w nominal.

It could be that the RMS rating is 40 watts and the max is 80 watts. Just a guess. But if you ran those both off one channel that would be a mono load and you would lose alot of clarity not to mention you'd lose your stereo image. So I'd advise against that. Just run them in stereo and keep the gain down far enough or choose a different pair of speakers that can handle more.


02-28-2004, 03:35 AM
Ryde_or_Die here is what CDT wrote me about your speakers.

from [email protected]

Hi, These speakers are designed to be used at lo level as rear fill speakers
power handling @ 100Hz high pass amp setting is abt 40 RMS 80 max