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    Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    I plan on buying 2 pairs of tweeters ( 4 total) and i want to wire them into two ohms b/c of their power handling ( 150 rms ) is there anyway you can wire the tweeters to give it a 2 ohm load into a 4 channel amp. i think it would be a 4 channel amp if its 2 pairs of tweeters right? just the tweeters no woofers none of that just the highs.
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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    Asside from wondering why in sams hill anyone would want four tweeters at 2 ohms with no midbass..... here we go:

    If the tweeters are 4 ohm each then wire two in parallel and run them on 2 channels of the amp.
    1/4+1/4=2/4 inverse 4/2=2 ohms thats how you figure parallel impedence based on two resistances 1/R1+1/R2=1/Rtotal

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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Asside from wondering why in sams hill anyone would want four tweeters at 2 ohms with no midbass
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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    heh... I'll learn that lesson as soon as I can prove it on paper.
    I'm one of the few that actually likes mathamatical proofs but have too short of an attention span to finish them...

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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    can i also add that i **** at math?...i dont care much for midbass just subbass and highs. right now i just set my amp to highpass only with my alpine type r speakers so i can get louder highs without that nasty bass from the 6 1/2's coming out.




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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    If you basically ignore the 100-3500 Hz midbass range you are going to have a fairly huge hole in your system. This is where the vast majority of your music comes from, tweeters and subwoofers round out the sound. You really do want midbasses. And 4 tweeters is going to confuse your soundstage quite a bit unless you've got a huge car and are putting two at the very front and two at the very back for rear passengers.




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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilknievalPSA
    ...i dont care much for midbass just subbass and highs.
    ignorance is bliss...i guess to each his own. it'll sound like **** to any1 else. peace

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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    well i was thinking of the tweeters or just getting 2 of the type r components just so it look nice with my alpine hu and type r subs. is there any way to wire em to two ohms? even though why would i if their 50 rms




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    Re: Can u wire speakers to 2 ohms?

    Man ur asking one strange question.Get a component set and wire it like a normal person.ive never in my life heard of someone just having tweeters in their car with no midbass.




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