Speaker 2 ohm to 4 ohm wiring?

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If it's svc you can't. if it's dvc you can, just connect the + and the - of the voice coils, and then connect the remaining to as normal, + to +, - to -

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the impedance of a speaker is a characteristic that is has. A 4 ohm speaker will always have a 4 ohm impedance and it cannot be changed. If 2 speakers of 4 ohm impedance are wired in parallel, then the total impedance will be 2 ohms. Similarly, if you wire 4 speakers together, the total impedance will be 1 ohm. Wiring a 2 ohm speaker to an amplifier rated to drive a 1 ohm load should work without any problems but expect the total power output to be somewhat lower than with a 1 ohm load.

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