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    Default Speaker wiring question

    If i run the wires from two sepearate speakers(4ohm) to the same bridged channel on my amp which will ba 4 ohm load will the speaker act like they are wired in parallel and drop the the load to 2 ohms?
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    Yes, it will be a 2 ohm load if the speakers are connected in parallel. Be sure your amp is 2 ohm stable in bridged mode, a lot of amps are not.
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    thats what i thought, the amp is a jl m700/5. I may be better off just running the speakers to their own channel and sacrificing a little power to the speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06yfzduner View Post
    thats what i thought, the amp is a jl m700/5. I may be better off just running the speakers to their own channel and sacrificing a little power to the speakers
    The amp can handle a 2ohm load if you just leave it as is, wire the 2 speakers together and plug that to 1 channel, you will get more power from the amp then on a 4ohm but not hurt the amp.

    Why do you want to bridge it?
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    The speakers im talking about are kicker hlcd's and want the highest power i can get to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06yfzduner View Post
    The speakers im talking about are kicker hlcd's and want the highest power i can get to them
    Ohh ok then you wont like this answer LOL. I wouldnt run them on a 700/5 of any kind due tot he amount of work the Sub side is doing and now your going to demand that from the reg amp side. Im not a fan on mixing a tower and sub combo.

    I would look into another amp for my tower. Thats my thoughts though, you gotta remember its worse to speakers to starve them of power then over power them. You dont give them the reccomended power and your asking for them to blow early due to lack of power.
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    The other thing to think about is that the speakers will sound better with the amp at 4 ohms than at 2. Even if an amp can push 2 ohms, you sacrifice some sound quality by doing so. I would stay at 4 ohms until you can get an amp that will give you the power you need at 4 ohms, jmo.
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    The amp will push 75w x 4 at 4 ohms and 300 w to the sub i thought that would be plenty of power to the towers

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    Are you running the KM6500.2? they are 200 RMS meaning you need close to 200 as a minimum. HLCD speakers take a lot of power.
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    Yes, the package came with 4 speakers and i was under the impression that each speaker was 100w rms or 200w rms a pair

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