# I need help from some really smart electronics people

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I have 10 books laying on the floor and I can not find my speaker ohm calculation formulas for calculating ohms in series and parallel with speakers of different ohms . Help!!! Never mind, I found it. I can't read. What's new????//
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Resistance in series is additive. In parallel it is done per branch of parallel resistance.

IE: in a simple two branch parallel resistive circuit:

Rt= 1/(1/R1)+(1/R2)

Hope this helps.

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Just thought of a better example. Lets say you wire a total of five 8 ohm speakers in parallel.....Your total resistance is going to be 1.6 ohms assuming my late night math skills are up to par.

No genius involed with this..........This is the most basic of basic.

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Hey, Stephen, Go to the basics thread and do a post. We need you!!!!!!!

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We need a post in the basics thread on magna planner speakers. How they are designed and how they work!!!

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Stephen has aptly described the relationships. Resistance in series is additive:

Rt = R1 + R2 + R3 + ....

If they are in parallel, you just take the reciprocals

(1/Rt) = (1/R1) + (1/R2) + (1/R3) + ....

Hence, in his example of five 8 ohms speakers in parallel:

(1/Rt) = 5 * (1/8) = 5/8 => Rt = 8/5 = 1.6 ohms

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Go check out my post on speakers and OHMS with links.

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Dave, Your as bad as me! I added to the post, that I was blind in one eye and couldn't see out of the other. I found it when I turned the page. It is on my post of links at the basic info thread in the pull down menu up top. Thanks guys!!!!

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