Trying to ohms in

zeta1zeta1 Posts: 4
edited August 2001 in Car Audio & Electronics
I have two Polk Audio EX series 10”subwoofers rateds at 4-ohms each
Is it possible that I can hook them both up together, so they can be rated as 8-ohms drivers? If so can anyone fill me in on the details.
Thank you for the help anyone.
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  • jcautjcaut Posts: 1,863
    edited August 2001
    I saw you on the tech forum, but I'll answer over here:

    If you wire them in series, (connect the "+" terminal on one woofer to the "-" of the other, and then connect your amp to the remaining two terminals) they will behave as a single 8 ohm woofer.
  • zeta1zeta1 Posts: 4
    edited August 2001
    Thank you for the information, really appreciate it.:)
  • jcautjcaut Posts: 1,863
    edited August 2001
    Remember: Assuming you're using identical speakers, wiring in series as described above will double the impedence; Parallel wiring (running the "+" and "-" from each speaker to the amp) will cut the impedence in half. Those two 4-ohm subs wired in parallel would present a 2-Ohm load to your amp.
  • zeta1zeta1 Posts: 4
    edited August 2001
    Thank you once again Jcaut, your information is most helpful, excellent.... such clarity in your instructions on "How to do"
    zeta1*:D
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