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    Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    Are there any problems with wiring a 4 ohm speaker and a 6 ohm speaker together (I assume this becomes a 3 ohm load)???



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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    i dont think your suppose to mix voice coils




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    depends how u wire it...

    parallel: (1/Req)= (1/R1) + (1/R2) = (1/4) + (1/6)
    Req= 2.4ohms
    Series: Req = R1 + R2 = 4 + 6
    Req= 10ohms




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    im going with parallel ... but the real question is there anything wrong with wiring these 2 different speakers together?



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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    well it kinds depends. i wouldnt recommend it for regular speakers, but it should be fine for subs. you just need to understand how the power is detributed and how much they can handle




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    Im bringin back old general physics knowledge here, so be advised, there may be mistakes ha ha...

    P=(V^2/R)

    now the Voltage across all resistors in a PARALLEL circuit (not series) is the same. So the variable is the Resistance. so you got a 4ohm and 6ohm resistor...

    P1= (V^2/4ohm)
    P2= (V^2/6ohm)

    compare to ratings, if they dont exceed RMS power handling, you should be set




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    Quote Originally Posted by btlking View Post
    i dont think your suppose to mix voice coils


    - That's an old myth. Total ohm load will be less than 4 ohms. The 4 - ohm speaker will get a little more power than the other. other than that, it will work just fine.




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    the power will not be distributed evenly, even if they handle the same power load current takes the path of least resistence so your 4 ohm speaker would get more, in return would probably have one speaker drown out the other. Wouldnt be recomended, i say seperate the subs. what does everyone else say?



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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    You can do it, but it won't sound good.




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    They arent subs ... Eclipse 6.5" coaxials (fronts @ 4 ohm) and these random 6.5" mid-bass/woofers (back @ 6 ohm).

    I'll see how it sounds. Its not a permanent thing so its not a big deal if sound is perfect. I just want to get the speakers louder and clearer.



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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    Back speakers are retarded and wiring them that way would be even worse. If you want it to sound "clearer" that isn't going to help at all.




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    Quote Originally Posted by 97JeepTJ View Post
    They arent subs ... Eclipse 6.5" coaxials (fronts @ 4 ohm) and these random 6.5" mid-bass/woofers (back @ 6 ohm).

    I'll see how it sounds. Its not a permanent thing so its not a big deal if sound is perfect. I just want to get the speakers louder and clearer.
    def dont do it




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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    you would lose all ability to fade your music front or rear.. just to give you the heads up.



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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    why would ou wire you fronts and backs together anyway, run fronts of HU and then backs of a little 200 w amp and ou wont even have to worry about 4 and 6 ohm. just dont wire them together.



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    Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

    run fronts of HU and then backs of a little 200 w amp
    Did you mean the other way around?




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