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Re: IMPEDANCE MEGATHREAD FAQ

Post by øøøøøøø » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:22 pm

jimboyogi wrote:Is this a good place for information on power sharing in a multi-speaker array? If you have 4 speakers wired in 2 series pairs, then each pair paralleled, what proportion of the total power does each speaker see?
I'm pretty sure that in that scenario, each speaker would see exactly 1/4 of the power presented to it, provided that all speakers were of like impedance.

Whether in series or parallel, speakers will share power evenly among themselves.

Speakers in parallel are like two lamps plugged into the same electrical outlet or power strip. Speakers in series are like a string of Christmas lights.

In either case, all lamps light equally. The main difference is that in the series scenario, if one lamp (or speaker) burns out, it kills the whole array.

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Re: IMPEDANCE MEGATHREAD FAQ

Post by jimboyogi » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:05 pm

Cheers, thanks Brad :)

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Re: IMPEDANCE MEGATHREAD FAQ

Post by noisepunk » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:59 am

Okay, curiosity question:

In terms of sound, is there any audible difference between lower impedance wired upwards (higher impedance) and high impedance wired downward?

I.E. 2 2ohm speakers wired for 4ohms vs. two 8ohm speakers...
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Re: IMPEDANCE MEGATHREAD FAQ

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:38 am

That's a good question. I don't really know the answer... it's never been dramatic enough that I've noticed anything... however I've never done any a/b testing on it.

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Re: IMPEDANCE MEGATHREAD FAQ

Post by noisepunk » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:19 pm

Hmm. Well thanks for answering anyway, maybe something to test sometime if I have the chance.
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