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Connecting 4 bass speakers to one amp?

Can you connect 4 bass speakers to a 4 channel amp???

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If you have a 4 channel amp and 4 speakers and each speaker is connected to each of the 4 channels you are just fine.
A stereo amplifier has 2 channels, typically labeled left and right and each channel has an amplifier. A 4 channel amplifier has 4 amplifiers. With one speaker on each channel, there is one speaker on each amplifier. Audio amps are referred to as amps or amplifiers, although if they have more than one channel it would be more correct to call them something like 'multi-channel amplifier' or 'multi amplifier speaker driver'. Semantics.

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Wire up the left speakers in parallel all + together and all - together.
This will yield a 2 Ohm load.

To the Same with the Right Side speakers - on the FRONT Right channel of the amplifier.

Now you have a 2ohm stereo load on the FRONT channels of your amplifier.

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Here is a crude drawing for a visual

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Sorry for the long explanation.
This is something you wan't to do right, the first time.

Cheers,
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