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    can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    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?







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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    u shouldn't lose any audible sound quality. as long as ur amp can handle the 2 ohm load, u'll be fine.




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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    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"




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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    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.




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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    What speakers are these?




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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    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.




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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    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.




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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    I thought from the site that they would be 80rms per speaker. But on the back of each speaker it reads 40w nominal.




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    Re: can coaxials take a 2ohm load?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryde _Or_Die
    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.

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