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    Wiring subs different ohm?

    What are the possible consequences of wiring subs(of the same kind) but different impedances? Like running one D2 and one D4 to a mono amp assuming the subs and amp are matched exactly at the RMS rating. Or a S-4 and a D2/4???







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    Re: Wiring subs different ohm?

    You will eventually fry something. Do not wire different impedance load subs to the same input. Big NO-NO!




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    Re: Wiring subs different ohm?

    What if i have no choice tho? Wat would a D2 and a S4 or D2 and D4 wire down to?




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    Re: Wiring subs different ohm?

    bottom line is dont do it!



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    Re: Wiring subs different ohm?

    The driver with the lower impedance will draw more power from the amplifier. One will be moving more than the other for a given volume level. Don't do it.



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    Re: Wiring subs different ohm?

    Quote Originally Posted by slapperz View Post
    What if i have no choice tho? Wat would a D2 and a S4 or D2 and D4 wire down to?
    No means No.

    Seems as though you may be the hard-headed type, so let us know how the fire goes.




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