Is it ok to hook up two sets of speakers in the same channel?
(not sure is "channel" is the correct termanology.)
Is there a devise that can be attached to my receiver so more speakers can be hooked up to it? I only have a place to hook up two sets of speakers.
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Re: Multiple speakers in same outlet
How this reciever is set up is there are left and right A and left and right B Only one 8 ohm speaker should be attached per outlet. if you exceed that your driving the channel at a much lower resistance then the units designed for and the channel will burn up.. Oh it might last a short time but bet your last dollar it will burn up the channel if you over load it.
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Re: Multiple speakers in same outlet
TECHMAN IS WRIGHT BUT IFF YOU MUST USE MORE SPEAKERS USE A 1 INTO 4 SWITCH BOX.
WHEN USEING A STEREO AMP YOU SHOULD ONLY USE 2 SPEAKERS FOR BEST SOUND.
REMEMBER WHEN YOU LISTEN TO A LIVE BAND THEY ARE IN FRONT OF YOU NOT AROUND YOU.
I have a similar issue...i have a decent sound system, mix and matched....by that i mean, i run a cable from my laptop, to a mixing board, then from there i run 2 cables to my stereo system, which is hooked to 2 speakers....basic....but i have 2 more speakers that the wires from each speaker are split to another 2 subwoofer enclosure...would 2 splitters do me fine if i do so decide to hook up the last combination to the stereo?
I don't know how "Techman" got a "Guru" rating but his answer is completely stupid.
The manufacturer rates the speaker outputs for 8 ohms. Plenty of people have reported running 6 ohm speakers just fine. What few people realize is that this impedance rating is not fixed like a resistor, it changes based on frequency.
Anyway, all the rating means is that you have to keep the individual total speaker output rating near 8 ohms to avoid over or underloading the amplifier channel. You could put two 4 ohm speakers in series (some dual voicecoil subwoofers are manufactured this way on purpose), or two 16 ohm speakers in parallel. You could put four 2-ohm speakers in series, four 32 ohm speakers in parallel, two 2-ohm speakers in series with two 16 ohm speakers in parallel, etc etc etc. As long as the equivalent resistance presented to the speaker output is around 8 ohms.
Also if you underload (present more than 8 ohms) you won't "burn up" anything, you just won't develop the maximum volume potential of the amplifier out of the speakers.
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If your wires are hooked up correctly then it is possible you have blown a channel in your amp or head unit , the amp does have its own fuse but most do not have a fuse for each channel it either works or doesn't . Only other possibility is somehow the amp has been switched to mono .or "bridged" these settings are used when the amp powers only one channel or a subwoofer
Check each Subwoofer or Speaker that isn’t working for continuity - At the subwoofer or speaker, one at a time, test the terminals for Continuity using your Digital Multi-Meter; if your DMM doesn't have a Continuity test, use the Resistance, or Ohms, test and check for Resistance in the Subwoofer Coil (be sure to disconnect the subwoofer wiring before performing these tests).
If they test out good, hook the wires back up and test the terminals at the terminal cup or at the Amp hookup if you didn’t use a terminal, don't hook it up to the amp yet. Sometimes the wiring inside the box can be a problem if it has come loose, or isn't making a great connection.
Make sure there are no Hi-Pass filters, crossovers, or multi Channel switches enabled.
Replace your RCA cable/s with known working RCA cable/s from the Source/Head Unit to the Amplifier/s.
Check your Head Unit settings; make sure the Bass is turned up and/or the Subwoofer setting is turned On.
If you are still getting no output, try plugging in an MP3 player or CD player using a headphone to RCA adaptor and check for sound output. If there is still no output, your Amplifier outputs are probably burned out.
short answer.....no. If you hook more than one speaker up to a single channel, it will lower the impedence and will damage the amp. You can hook up multiple speakers by using a speaker switch box between the speakers and the amp. This will match the impedence and should keep the amp from blowing.
your speakers are of an incorrect ohmage, or you have too many speakers hooked up to it. your stereo likely calls fo a singler 4 ohm (4?) speaker per channel and the factory speakers may be lower than 4 ohms, or you have several speakers hooked up to the same channel. there should be 4 channels, each with no less than a 4 ohm (4? ) load. two 4 ohm speakers wired to the same channel in parallel (both attached to the amp's poositive/negative leads) will create a 2 ohm (2?) load, and overheat the amp. if the 2 speakers are a woofer/tweeter combination, and there is a capacitor involved, it may be ok, but 2 woofers, or a woofer and a subwoofer hooked to the same channel will likely reduce the ohmage below 4 ohms (4?). look at the back of each woofer speaker, and look for an ohmage rating stamped to the back of the speaker magnet to verify that they are 4 ohm (4?) speakers, and verify that only a single 4 ohm speaker is hooked to each channel. the car likely has multiple speakers hooled up to each channel, which would lower the ohmage rating below 4 ohms (4?).
Ok, you have 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE ports on that motherboard, so you can support 4 ide devices. It is important that you split your devices between the 2 available ide channels (each channel has a seperate ribbon cable). For example if you have 1 hard drive and 1 cd drive you'd want to place each on a seperate channel. If you have 2 hard drives and 1 cd drive it's best to place each hard drive on a seperate channel and the cd drive on the same channel as one of the hard drives. You have to make sure the jumper settings on the drives are correct (1 master and 1 slave) when placing 2 drives on the same channel for example. Most likely your jumper settings are not correct and are causing this problem. The jumpers are located on the rear of the drive near where the power cable is plugged into the drive. Most hard drives have the jumper setting printed on the hard drive. Once the jumpers are correct you should be ok.