1. 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)???

2. Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

i dont think your suppose to mix voice coils

3. 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

4. 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?

5. 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

6. 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

7. Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

Originally Posted by btlking
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.

8. 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?

9. Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

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

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Re: Wiring 4 ohm and 6 ohm together??

Originally Posted by 97JeepTJ
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

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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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