Daisy-Chain 4 speakers @ 8 ohms each -- from a PSW 10

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I have a Yamaha A100a amp, and 4 8 ohm passive speakers. Can I use my powered PSW10 as the amp from which I daisy chain 4 speakers?

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 50,090
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    No
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  • jwing
    jwing Posts: 6
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    Please just answer the question as directly as possible.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,671
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    No x2.

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,316
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    Psw10 amplifier fails driving its own driver so I wouldn't count it in the ring to drive 4 more.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,167
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    jwing wrote: »
    Please just answer the question as directly as possible.

    Question was answered directly as possible....NO!!

    Now a 1ohm load on a subpar amp
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,359
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    Well, I mean, one could connect the four loudspeakers in a series-parallel array and get a manageable impedance -- or connect all four in series and get plenty of impedance.
    ... but just because one could do something does not, a priori, mean that one should, of course.

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,167
    edited January 2023
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    Yes you can series each pair then put each series in parallel
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 50,090
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    Guys, he wants to use the sub amp to drive the speakers.
    Can I use my powered PSW10 as the amp...
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,359
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    F1nut wrote: »
    Guys, he wants to use the sub amp to drive the speakers.
    Can I use my powered PSW10 as the amp...
    Yup.
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