Question: Wiring two types of bass shakers together...need advice

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by MWestyn, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. MWestyn

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    About a year ago I bought some generic bass shakers (they can be seen here http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...500&type=store).

    I'd like to add 2 more shakers (either standard aura bass shakers or pros, I haven't decided which yet...any suggestions would be appreciated). Anyway, the problem is that the current shakers are 13ohms, wired in parallel they put about a 6.5 ohm load on the amp (PartsExpress 120w plate amp).

    How should I go about incorporating the new shakers into the setup...in other words, how should I wire these little bad boys all together correctly (the auras are 4ohms)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. John S

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    I'd buy another amp and run them separate on it.

    But, if you really want to try it...

    Wire a 4 ohm and a 13 ohm in series, then parallel the two sets together.

    I don't think I would trust the amp any other way, to tell you the truth....

    The other way would be to series the two 4 ohm loads, then parallel that with the other two 13 ohm speakers. This will produce a very uneven load through the speakers, which can have drastic effects on impedence which is already well below 4 ohms at various frequencies to the power amp.

    But as I said, I'd buy another amp and power them separately.
     
  3. MWestyn

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    Any other input?
     

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