# Are the A-1101 Advent speakers 8 ohms?

Yes they are

### How do you wire two 4 ohm speakers and maintain a 4 ohm load?

You can't. Two 4 ohm speakers in parallel equal 2 ohms, and two in series equal 8 ohms. It is possible to wire four 4 ohm speakers so that the load is 4 ohms though. Put two in series (8 ohms). put the other two in series (8 ohms). Then put the two sets in parallel (two 8 ohm sets in parallel equal 4 ohms).

### How do you select speakers with respect to the impedance of the amplifier?

Amplifiers are rated to operate within a range of impedances. Typically, a domestic amplifier will drive a minimum impedance of 8 Ohms or 4 Ohms. Using speakers that have an impedance lower than the amplifier rating is likely to increase distortion and can damage the outputs of the amplifier if the levels are too high. Using speakers that are significantly higher than the minimum rating will not cause damage to either the amplifier or speakers…

### Are 8 ohm speakers for the home stereo and 4 ohm speakers for the car?

I am also looking for a better answer to this question. I have always known that almost all car speakers were 4 ohms, unless talking about subwoofers and/or dual coiled speakers, and that home speakers were 8 ohms. And until recently have thought this to be true. Until I looked on the back of my dads pair of Dynaudio speakers and saw that the impedence was 4 ohms. Now I am completely confused. Initially I…

### How many speakers can go into a single stereo system?

All amplifiers are rated to handle a certain speaker impedance. The majority of loudspeakers have an impedance of 8 ohms while most amplifiers will be able to drive a minimum load of 4 ohms. It is important to check the ratings of the amplifier before adding more speakers. If two 8 ohm speakers are wired in parallel, the total impedance will be 4 ohms. If 3 speakers are wired in parallel then the total impedance…

### Will 4 ohms speakers work on 8 ohms surround sound?

Yes, but: 1.) if the amplifier is not rated for 4 Ohms, it may become overloaded at moderate volumes, overheat, and burn out. 2.) A 4 Ohm speaker will draw twice as much power from a typical solid state amplifier as an 8 Ohm speaker. Therefore the volume will be incorrectly high. 3. ) If you must use the 4 Ohm speakers, put a 4 Ohm resistor in series with them to make a total…

### What speakers do you need to use with a 1000 watt amp?

A 1000 watt output amplifier is a good sized amp. The critical thing here is that the speakers, regardless of size or make must have the same impedance measured in ohms as the amps output. On the back of your amp at the speaker output jacks you should find a printed number with the output impedance 8 ohms is a typical output. But it won't say "8 ohms". It will say 8 followed by the…

### Can I connect two 4 ohm speakers and a 8 ohm speaker?

I depends on "how" you are connecting them. If you connected the 4 ohm speakers in series (positive terminal of one to the negative terminal of the other). This will leave a negative terminal of one unconnected and a positive terminal of the other unconnected. then connect them in parallel (the unconnected positive terminal of the 4 ohm speakers to the positive terminal of the 8 ohm speaker and the unconnected negative terminal of the…

### If you have a 100 watt amp can you just have two 50 watt speakers instead of a 100 watt speaker?

Maybe. The real question comes down to the resistance of the output on the amp vs. the resistance of the speakers. You'll have to do a little math and understand the difference between series and parallel wiring. Throw back to high school physics. When you're wiring something in series the resistances are added. So, if you have two 8 ohm speakers the total resistance is 16 ohms. If the output resistance on the amp is…

### Which is better 4 Ohms speakers or 8 Ohms speakers?

Ohms is a measure of resistance to electric current. In this case, electric current is the audio signal coming from your stereo. The lower the Ohms, the more current (power) the speaker will draw from the equipment. For car electronics in general, 4 Ohms is usually better. Most car radios are designed to drve 4-Ohm speakers. One exception is very old (generally pre-80's) stock GM radios. They are designed for 10 Ohm speakers. If you…

### My surround speaker are 8 ohms front speaker are 6 ohms the amp is set to 6 ohms What is the impact on surround speaker?

The speaker will be fine and there will be little impact on its performance. In these situations, if there is a problem, it will be with the amp because that is what delivers the electrical current to the speaker. The situation you want to avoid is having speakers with a lower impedance connected to your amplifier. So you might have had a problem if your surround speakers were 4 ohms. However, as they have a…

### What happens if you connect 3 ohms impedance speakers to a 8 ohms impedancece amplifier?

Sorry, but there is really no amplifier on the market with 8 ohms output impedance. The output impedance of a power amplifier is always less than 0.5 ohms. We use no impedance matching. We use voltage bridging. Scroll down to related links and look at "Interconnection of two audio units - Power amplifier and passive loudspeaker".

### Can you series two 4 ohms speakers?

Yes. The result will be an 8 ohm speaker with twice the power capability of each of the single speakers. However, if the amplifier is designed for 4 ohms, you will not realize the full power potential of this configuration. You will also not see the expected frequency response. You need to use the speaker that the amplifier was designed for.

### How will a live sound system act when the speakers have lower total watt load than the power amp IE total load of speaker set is 2200 watts 8 ohms and power amp is rated at 2400 watts 8 ohms?

That seems only to look ideal: 8 ohms source and 8 ohms load. There is no power amplifier on the market with an output impedance of 8 ohms. The output impedance will always be less than 0.5 ohms. We don't use matching of impedances, we use bridging. Scroll down to related links and look at "Interconnection of two audio units - Voltage Bridging or impedance bridging - Zout < Zin".

### Can car speakers be used as stereo speakers?

Yes, if you keep a couple of things in mind. The first is generally the ohms rating of the speakers. Most home speakers are rated at 8 ohms impedence, while car stereo speakers are rated all over the place, generally 4 to 10 ohms. A 4 ohm speaker will require twice as much power to operate as an 8 ohm speaker and a 10 ohm speaker will require less power to operate as an 8…

### How do you use 16 ohms speakers with 8 ohms amplifier?

On any given day you can hear manufacturers, distributors, sales people or even customers talking about amplifiers with a "4 ohm output" or an "8 ohm output". You might even hear them refer to something called an "8 ohm amplifier" if they have a loudspeaker with this impedance (resistance) that they wish to connect. This is a rather unfortunate and also inaccurate use of technical language. There are no 8 ohms amplifiers on the market…

### How do you match speakers with amplifiers watts ohms max power ect?

You always want to buy speakers rated higher than the max RMS output of the amp. I've blown plenty of speakers in my day as soon as I turned it on. Ohms is just as important. Never connect two or more speakers in parallel. This cuts the ohms to less than half and you will blow the amp if its not designed for it . You can connect speakers in series if you like but…

### Can you use three 8 ohm speakers with one amplifier?

If the amplifier is designed for an 8 ohm load, then you should use an 8 ohm load. Three 8 ohm speaker in series is 24 ohms, and in parallel they are 2.67 ohms. Neither of those is a good match for an 8 ohm rated amplifier. If you do this, you will not achieve rated power, and you may well damage the amplifier.

### What is the difference between 4 ohm car speakers and 8 ohm speakers?

All speakers have a characteristic known as impedance which is measured in units called ohms. The most common values for speakers are 8 ohms and 4 ohms. A speaker with a lower ohm rating represents a more demanding load for an amplifier to drive. The impedance of a speaker has no relation to the quality of the speaker. Why do speakers come in 8 ohm and 4 ohm versions? Many manufacturers of speakers offer a…

### If you have two 150 RMS watt subs on the same ch of an amp What is the RMS watts needed from the amp?

Depends on the impedance of each speaker. If they are car subs and not converted home speakers, they are probably 4 Ohms each. Depending on how you wire them you get either 8 Ohms or 2 Ohms. 8 Ohms is not a problem load-wise for the amp, but if it is rated at 100 watts into 4 Ohms, then you will only get 50 watts into 8. Many car subs nowadays will handle a 2-Ohm…