Can you hook up a 4 ohm sub to a 2 ohm amp?

Can you hook up a 4 ohm sub to a 2 ohm amp?

Subwoofer manufacturers make subs with dual voice coils (DVC) to take advantage of this difference in wiring schemes, so the user has more freedom of system design. A DVC 4-ohm sub can be wired into a system as a 2-ohm or as an 8-ohm load.

Can you use a 2-channel amp for 1 sub?

A two channel amp can be bridged to one channel, and a four channel amp into two channels. Bridging the channels increases the power output. An amplifier is usually bridged to combine two channels to power one subwoofer, or to combine four channels into powering two subwoofers.

Can you wire a 4 ohm and a 2 ohm speaker together?

Admirable. you can use a total two ohm load or a total four ohm load (and I imagine anything in between). If you wire the speakers in series, the impedance adds.

How do I wire a 4 speaker sub to a 2 channel amp?

Series configuration

  1. Start with quality equipment.
  2. Find the positive and negative terminals on the amp.
  3. Connect the positive terminal to the positive terminal of the first speaker in the series.
  4. From here, you are sending the signal to the second speaker, so wire the positive terminal of speaker one into speaker two.

Can a 2 channel car amp power 4 speakers?

You can easily connect 4 speakers to a 2 channel amplifier just by keeping in mind the impedance of speakers and dividing the power equally to both the channels. There are both methods available to connect 4 speakers i.e series and parallel.

Can you use 2 ohm and 4 ohm speakers together?

To get the maximum output out of the amplifier rating listed above you want to make sure it is wired at a 2 Ohm load, running the same amplifier at a 4 Ohm load will result in a 50% loss in potential power.

Can I connect two 4-ohm subs together?

Greg, Two DVC 4-ohm subs can only get wired together to form a one-ohm load, a 4-ohm load, or a 16-ohm load. You know you can turn the volume down on a sub, if the amp makes it too loud and out of balance with the rest of the music.

What does dual 4 ohm dual voice coil mean?

Two 4 Ohm Dual Voice Coil (DVC) Speakers: Option 1 (parallel/parallel) = 1 ohm load Voice coils wired in parallel, speakers wired in parallel. Subwoofers have different impedances (Dual 4 ohm, Single 2 ohm, etc) that change your wiring options when you add or subtract woofers.

How many terminals does a dual voice coil subwoofer have?

DVC A Dual Voice Coil subwoofer (or dvc sub) has four wiring terminal posts, two positve terminals and two negative terminals. The extra terminals give you more options for wiring the speaker.

What is the impedance of a subwoofer coil?

The impedance of a subwoofer coil is expressed in ohms. Impedance is the amount of electrical resistance, or load, a sub puts up against an amplifier’s output. Subwoofer voice coils usually come in 2-ohm, 4-ohm, or 8-ohm impedances. The value is often found printed on the magnet, if you’re unsure of what you have.

Related Post