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How should i wire my 4 ohm subwoofer to a 2 ohm 2 channel amplifier. The autoprotect kicks in often and i have blown more than one fuse.

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Hi,

Basically, it would be the amp that would dictate whether series or parallel. If the amp is rated at X watts @ 2 ohms, then the speakers could be wired in parallel. If however the amp is rated at so many watts in 4 ohms, then it would be safer to wire the speakers in series to achieve 8 ohms.

If two 4 ohms speakers are wired in parallel, the end result is a 2 ohm load. If the amp is rated at 4 ohms, and presented with a 2 ohms load, possibilities are:

  • autoprotect would kick in often;
  • burn the output transistors of the amp.
Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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