- Jun 27, 2001
I have two 12" GS Redline GSD that I want to hook up to my Yamaha HTR5150 receiver. My question is since car speakers are 2 OHM and home is 8 OHM will this blow the speakers or the receiver? Thanks.
Don't know, but a lot of people hook their home up to their car!
Hey, you wouldn't believe it, but there are crazy folks around.
My father built a house for this guy who wanted an outlet for an electric car. He doesn't own one, doesn't ever plan to, and yet wanted the outlet in case someone driving by ever needed one.
[Edited last by Joseph S on October 06, 2001 at 10:08 PM]
My question is since car speakers are 2 OHM...
You are kidding right? Most aftermarket car speakers are 4 or 8 ohm, 4 being the norm. A lot of factory, however, will be 8 ohm, but I have seen odd stuff like 6, 10, 12, & 16 ohm factory speakers. I have never seen a 2 ohm subwoofer, though.
Double check the magnets on the subs to make sure of the impedance. Most likely, they will be 4 or 8 ohm. If they are within power range, you should be able to run them, no problem. Most home receivers will let you choose between 4 or 8 ohm output.
Let us know what you find.
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my amp will do a half ohm stereo
heheh, soundstream.. all I ever run currently running a reference 604 for my subs (only 2 infinity 10's, but I could run 4 easily since the 604 is kind of 2, two channel amps together I could parallel to subs to each side) and a reference 300 to push my image dynamics 6.5" up front. KILLS my electrical system with an optima and a 1 farad cap though4 guage wire throughout, 1ga ground from the battery.
anywho, look at DVC subs, they can run 2 or 8 ohm (or 4 I suppose if you only wired one side) personally I think a 2ohm sub is the way to go, you can run 4 if you HAVE too.. just gotta buy a good amp which really, the older SS stuff is dirt cheap, not feature rich but solid solid amps that make a LOT of clean power, last time I measured my 604 it put out over 300 watts per side for 600 or so rms