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I have a plad213 what load impendance am i running it i hook up 2 4ohm speakers in series bridged on that amp and how many watts RMS am i getting per speaker

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2 4 ohm speakers wired in series is 8 ohms and then is dropped back down to 4 ohms when you bridge it.

2 4 ohm speakers wired in parallel is 2 ohms then dropped down to 1 ohm when bridged
(most amplifiers will not handle loads below 2 ohms)

hope this info helps

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