3, 8 ohm drivers - how to wire them to get 4-8 ohms?

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  1. Kenneth Harden

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    If I wanted to use 3, 8 ohm drivers together (in one cabinet), how could I wire them to get between 4-8 ohms?

    The only thing I could think of would be, wire two together to get 4 ohms, and then add the 3rd driver in. That would get me 5.33 ohms (acceptable).

    However, would this cause the sound levels to be different on the drivers?

    Thanks!

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    3 of the same drivers playing the same frequency range? Can't do it and divide the power among the drivers equally.

    3 different drivers each playing a different range of frequencies? That's a 3-way speaker. Design the appropriate crossover and it will work.

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    No, three full-range drivers all doing the same thing. I cannot wire them in series or parallel (way to high or low of a load)
     
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    Only real option I see is to make it 4 drivers, then you can do parallel-series for 8 ohms.
     
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    If it were me, I'd try and use either 1 driver, or 4 or maybe more would sort of make it a line array.

    I don't think 3 full range drivers in a speaker is commonly used...

    1 driver would be by far the easiest. [​IMG]
     

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