Question about Peavey AMPLIFIER, 1000 WPC, DDT, 8/4/2 OHMS => Model PV2000 Car Audio Amplifier

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4 ohms to 8 ohms

Ive just bought 2 pevey impulse 1012 speakers that are rated 8 ohms. I want to use them with my alto pbm8 500 powered mixer ( 500w per side) that is rated 4ohms. Will this set up work ok? will it do these speakers justice.

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  • g_mulholland Nov 16, 2008

    Thanks for that. How do I set up parallel speakers ? Also the amp has 2 stereo inputs. How do I use those. Can I have a mandolin and harmonica going through the same stereo channel ? As you can tell i`m totally clueless!! Your advise is greatly appreciated.

  • g_mulholland Nov 17, 2008

    Thanks a lot . You have been very helpful. The last guy I asked told me to "Keep plugging thinks in until it does what you want it to do!!!"


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Offhand, the setup would work.

  • The disadvantage - the full potential of the Alto PBM8 would not be realized (though not a bad thing);
  • The advantage - the Alto PBM8 would not be driven as hard, less heat on the amp output.
Hope 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.

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    Louie Role Nov 15, 2008

    Of course a better approach would be to buy another pair of Peavey Impulse 1012 speakers and wire two per side/channel. Two 8 ohms speaker wired in parallel is equal to a 4 ohms load to the amp.

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    Louie Role Nov 16, 2008

    Hi again,

    Appreciate the postback/comment.

    Some additional ideas:

    • If you wire the + of 1st spkr to the + of the 2nd spkr and the - of the 1st spkr to the - of the 2nd spkr; that is parallel connection;

    • together the two spkrs could be treated as 1 with a combined impedance (resistance) of 4 ohms;

    • "mandolin and harmonica going through the same stereo channel" - will they not be using microphones? and therefore be treated as such? hence each will just use one of the 8 inputs.
    May I also refer you to another FixYa expert who is based in UK? Perhaps you may consult on him as well and maybe more advantageous due to proximity. We call him Ginko and clicking here would lead you to his profile. Thereafter, clicking on the "Ask Me" button would make your further queries directly visible to him. Doing the same in my profile would also make your questions directly posted to me so should you still desire.


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    Louie Role Nov 17, 2008

    Since your concerns were addressed, might I request that you reconsider the rating and re-rate this as you see it fit.

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    Louie Role Nov 18, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate much the rating. Cheers.


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