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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by PBergin, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. PBergin

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    Hi
    I have 2 sets of good car speakers (Pioneer and kicker components) and I was thinking of fitting them to the ceiling in 2 rooms.
    I would hope to run them from a technics amp, is the amp compatible with these speakers?
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    I would like the ability to turn off 2 of the speakers, Is it possible to buy a simple switch to switch on/off some of the speakers?

    Cheers
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    Car speakers are usually 4 ohm. If you run two in parallel that's 2 ohm. Your Technics amp will probably complain. Better check the spec of the amp to be safe.
    If you plan to have long runs of speaker wire the losses in the wire resistance will be more noticeable with 4 ohm speakers. Use thicker wire!
     
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    Thanks for your response.
    Am I correct in thinking that most amps put out 8ohms?
    So if I had 2 speakers on each channel that should bring it down to 4 ohms for each speaker. Could this cause any damage to the amp or speakers?
    When connecting in parallel is it better to run a cable to both speakers separately from the amp or from the amp to speaker A and then a cable from speaker A to speaker B?
     
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    Check your amplifier spec. Can you use 4 ohm speakers?

    Check the speakers - Do they say 4 or 8 ohms.

    Remember two 4ohm in parallel (A and B together) is 2ohms -a no no
    Two 8ohm (A and B) is OK if your amplifier is comfortable driving a 4 ohm load.


    Best to run a seperate wire to each speaker.
     

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