It doesn't sound too bad when I select all three speakers so I guess that's an option I have. This is a safe way of wiring four speakers without a switch box or separate volume controls. It is also common to want to have some speakers in the family room, outside patio or pool area and in the workshop or garage. Your stereo receiver offers a built-in. The other end connects to the vehicle's harness, which connects to the speakers, and the turn-on lead in the receiver's harness. It depends on your install, and how much high quality HiFi you want, compared to good quality sound. With loads in series, each load drops voltage proportionally to its voltage.
As to the amplifier, the connect amp could work although I think it is only 55 W per channel which could be a tad low depending upon how loud you do want to listen to the music. Very little that applies to a two channel stereo receiver transfers easily to a 5. Speaker A is connected in parallel to speaker B and together they make up a network equal to 4ohms. Using a switch means you can raise or lower the volume in one of the rooms without effect the volume in the other. Just be aware that that factory amp has crossovers built in, so some of the outputs are for tweeters, some for midrange woofers, and some for subwoofers. It would be a very unusual installation where all four pairs of speakers were intended to play all at once and all at the same volume level. This way, the program is the same in every room, but the HiFi amplifier volume can be changed as much as you like, without affecting the other speakers.
That doesn't fix anything but it means I'll not be making things worse by further damaging the failing insulation. How will I connect the new door speakers to the new amp while bypassing the factory amp? Now, the two networks are connected in series to give us an 8ohm output. About the Author Scott Knickelbine began writing professionally in 1977. You don't want them flying around dangerously in the event of an sudden stop or accident. I have 3 ceiling speakers downstairs 2 in living room and 1 in dining room but all three are fairly close to each other in the same level.
The net impedance to each leg of a series Y connector should be the same, or the speakers driven by one leg will receive more energy and therefore produce more volume than those driven by the other leg. Now connect a resistor of half the value, repeat measurements. The 8ohms speaker will be asked to dissipate about 16 watts, while the 4ohm speaker will need to dissipate only 33 watts or so. If a mismatch can not be avoided on a tube amp, it is better to go towards a lower impedance rather than too high of a speaker impedance. Thinking the speakers may be blown, I bought new ones and installed them. Not at all look at the remote, it has Speaker selector A, B, and A + B. In your professional opinion or very high hobby knowledge , would something like this do the trick? That is, if you put multiple small speakers in series, it should have the same effect as one larger speaker by itself.
In the case of speakers, it is the measurement of how much resistance the speaker has in the circuit connected to the amplifier. I have a separate 2 channel amp that I want to use to amplify the rear speakers. We would not plan on playing music loud and we are not connoisseurs who need premium sound quality. However if the amp gets too hot, then you could always wire them in series. Thanks, -Rich DiPietro Hi, Rich, This is a question that we get from time to time for various receivers so I'll answer for your specific receiver but will also give suggestions that would work for any receiver. If you need to control each of the three pair of outdoor speakers individually you could run it through a speaker selector switch.
For those who like the mathematical evidence rather than just the pictorial reasoning, the calculation of the total resistance looks like this: and then calculate the current: For an easy way to calculate the total impedance of speakers in parallel, try my simple Keep in mind that changing the total load impedance of an amplifier will also increase or decrease the power output of the amplifier. To have a volume control for each room is not difficult. Some amplifiers have a mono switch but that is probably on old amplifiers. Check the wire gauge specifications on the speaker selector switch first to make sure it's compatible typically 14 to 18 gauge with the speaker wires you plan to use. You shouldn't ever have to cut factory wiring. Your average mass market amp will never be able to handle the current that my 'stats need.
Reality tends to be even less forgiving to the cheap brand of gear Radio Shack peddled. This is not a problem if you assure that each speaker is properly rated and you don't mind that one is louder than the other. Or would this damage the receiver or speakers? Most car Speakers are rated at 4ohms, while many Home speakers are rated at 8ohms. The new speaker should sound much better. At some point in the future I ant to ad a sub in the trunk. I'm looking at buying this speaker. If you use the autoformer type volume controls, then a conventional switch box is your choice.
Providing all the speakers are 8 ohms, this will work as the total impedance is also 8 ohms, While this will technically work, it is often not practical as you need lots of wires interconnecting all the speakers and there is no control over any one speaker — they all are controlled by the amplifier volume control at the same time. But that isn't how audio power amps work. Without the switch, the volume is the same in both rooms. Also are they the only speakers you have or are they in addition to an existing sound system? We still have 8 watts power out of the amp, but where is it going? The volume on the slave amplifier can be set as outlined above and then never touched. I had been dallying with the idea except I have found no info to the respect. Sound quality is really important to me but I only want to replace the wires if it's really necessary. Since we know nothing about the impedance of each speaker set or the capacity of youru receiver to drive low impedance loads, the safest way to recommend you go about this matter would be to suggest you insert a master speaker selection switch box between the amp and the individual speaker pairs.
The power supply may very well be able to push a 2 ohm load but it will run into saturation very quickly as the supply voltage drops and becomes unstable with fluctuating frequencies. Parallel - Mostly used in Home or Theater Applications. Why don't you visit , the makers of that harness, and see if you can get wiring diagrams and tech support from them. There is very little interaction between the speakers bulbs and you can continue adding speakers bulbs until the current limit is reached. Being conservative I used the test tone to set it to 1V each channel Also last question does wiring tweeters with lower gauge and wiring woofers using factory wires effect the sound? Therefore the equivalent circuit would be similar, but with a different impedance, therefore a different current as shown here: The power output of the amplifier is also reduced: In practice, because the speaker impedance is increased, the load is decreased and the amplifier is capable of outputting around 23 volts which gives a maximum power output of 70 watt 8 ohms.
Now the real question is how much power do you need? That 5th channel has a sub positive and sub negative input. Like others recommended, get a speaker selector with impedance protection automatically adjusts the impedance based on how many speakers are running or get a proper multi-channel amp. I rather build my own elements from scratch to do what I really want them to do in the first place. Depending on your music source, and what type of music, you may not need to make it mono. That said though, what's the brand and model of the speaker selector? But putting the two speakers in series actually helps the amp run cooler.