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    2- 6x9 at 4ohm or at 2ohms

    ok If I have a pair of kenwoods 6x9 55 rms, I want to run them at 2ohms to get most out of a 4 channel amp ( pioneer gxm-374) it's 35rms at 4 ohms x 4, & 50 rms x 4 at 2ohms should I try this would it sound a bit louder and cleaner than running them at 4 ohms? ,,,,

    the other b channel I will be running them at 4 ohms since I will use 5-1/4 spkrs. for the doors...

    Ok just to make sure if I wire +to+ & -to- it's at 2ohm load correct ??
    do i just hook up to 1 channel, either left or right or both are used ?? not quite sure on this ,? can some one explain a bit thanks







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    Re: 2- 6x9 at 4ohm or at 2ohms

    To wire them to a 2 ohm load you would have to hook them up to a single channel. That's how it works when you wire speakers together to change the load they present. Unless they are on the same channel they don't affect each other.

    That said, you will now be wasting the other channel of that pair and getting no power out of it, so while you might be getting more power out of the one channel it will not be more than double the 4 ohm power of both channels and you will leave you 6x9s running mon rather than stereo and sharing the 2 ohm power of 1 channel of a stereo amp. The result would likley be that the amp will run a bit hotter, the speakers will not be as loud (they would each be getting less power) and they would be running the signal of only one channel.



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    Re: 2- 6x9 at 4ohm or at 2ohms

    If they're 4-ohm speakers, you can't run them at anything other than 4 ohms.

    If you had a speaker with two 4-ohm voice coils, you could wire the voice coils in parallel and end up with a 2-ohm load. You don't find many dual voice coil 6x9s, though.




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    Re: 2- 6x9 at 4ohm or at 2ohms

    ^^ What are you talking about KaeZoo? He is talking about hooking his 2 I say again 2 6x9 which are 4 Ohms each. If you hook 2 speakers that are 4 Ohms each in parallel you will get a 2 Ohm Load. The speakers do not care what Ohm load they run at. It is the amp that matters.

    I hope you were trying to say the same thing Helo was, but I am not sure. Listen to what Helo said. You will not really hear a difference.




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    Re: 2- 6x9 at 4ohm or at 2ohms

    Right, he can hook up both to one channel and get a 2-ohm load for the amp. It didn't occur to me, mostly because I couldn't imagine why he'd want to do this. I was sleepy when I read the post and had the idea he wanted to hook them up in stereo, but just somehow make them 2-ohms for the amp.

    I posted about the same time as helotaxi, and didn't read his post until after mine was up. If I had, I probably wouldn't have posted, because he said it better than me.




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