# Should I wire speakers in parallel or series?

## Should I wire speakers in parallel or series?

In nearly all cases speakers should be wired in parallel for the best results and sound. There are a few cases where certain types of speakers can be used in series without hurting sound quality (or other disadvantages).

**Can speakers be wired in series?**

There are a number of ways that speakers can be wired, but the most commonly used are Parallel and Series.

**Can you wire 4 ohm speakers in parallel?**

If both speakers are 8 ohms or more, then it is normally safe to connect them in parallel. This is because two 8 ohm speakers in parallel makes the total load impedance 4 ohms. Most HiFi amps are designed to have a total load impedance of 4 ohms or higher, but not lower than 4 ohms.

### What happens when speakers are connected in series?

Series – When you wire (hook-up) speakers in Series, the speakers resistance (as measured in ohms) is additive – i.e. putting two 8 ohm speakers in Series results in a 16-ohm load. Parallel – When wiring in parallel, the resistance of the speakers decreases.

**Can you mix different ohm speakers?**

While you can connect a mix of speakers with different ohm ratings, the best sound quality will come from equally rated speakers connected in pairs, such as two 8-ohm speakers connected to Speaker A on the amp or receiver and two 4-ohm speakers hooked up to Speaker B.

**Can you mix 4ohm and 8 ohm speakers?**

You can mix 4-ohm and 8-ohm speakers just fine, provided the unit is 4-ohm capable and you don’t wire speakers in parallel or use both A/B speakers.

## Can you mix 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers?

Yes, you should not have any issues intermixing speakers rated 6 ohm and 8 ohm. You only get into trouble with wide variations, like 4 ohm and 16 ohm intermixing. Generally, the ohm rating on a speaker describes it’s efficiency, in other words, how much power it takes from an amp to power the speaker.

**Can you use 6 ohm and 8 ohm speakers together?**

**Can I use 6 ohms speakers on 8 ohms amp?**

If your speakers are rated at 6- or 8-ohms, and most are, don’t worry about matching impedance with your receiver or amp.

### Can I mix 6 ohm and 8 ohm speakers together?

**Which speakers is better 4ohm or 8ohm?**

A 4-ohm speaker requires more power from an amplifier than an 8-ohm speaker to produce the same loudness of sound. This is due to the relationship between voltage, current and resistance in electronic circuits; for a given voltage, a lower impedance means a greater current.

**Can I mix speakers with different ohms?**

## What happens if you run 6 ohm speakers on 8ohm amp?

**Can you mix speakers with different ohms?**

**What happens if speaker impedance is too high?**

On the other hand, if speaker impedance is too high, an amplifier’s power may not drive the speaker at all (although this speaker should still work fine with other amplifiers). This situation occurs when your speaker requires an 8-ohm impedance, but you connect it to a 4-ohm rated amplifier.

### Can I run 6 ohm and 8 ohm speakers together?

**What size speaker wire do I need for a 4 ohm speaker?**

To wire in series, ensure you have a small resistor that has 5 ohms and 3 ohms that can sum up to a total of 8 ohms. While parallel, the connection needs two 8 ohm speakers that make 4 ohms.

**How to connect two speakers in series?**

The first method is to connect the two speakers in series with 16 ohms. Another way is to connect the two speakers in parallel with 4 ohms. To wire in series, ensure you have a small resistor that has 5 ohms and 3 ohms that can sum up to a total of 8 ohms. While parallel, the connection needs two 8 ohm speakers that make 4 ohms.

## How do you find the ohms of a speaker string?

Finding the series speaker Ohms: each string of four speakers is 8Ω + 8Ω + 8Ω + 8Ω or 8Ω x 4. This is 32Ω total for each series string.

**Can you connect two 8 ohm speakers in parallel?**

Parallel way of connecting the two 8 ohm speakers Connecting two 8 ohm speakers in parallel produces an output load amount of 4 ohms. In this way of connection, the speakers can fail to work since 4 ohms in a speaker is very low for an amplifier that has a design to accommodate at least a load of 8 ohms.