#2
yes. and you would do it exactly like you said. first two in parallel, and then that in series with the other. it might sound kinda funky since 8 ohm and 16 ohm speakers dont sound exactly the same, even of the same type of speaker.
#3
You can but the one on it's own will be receiving twice the power of the other parallel two. If you haven't bought the 8 ohm one yet I wouldn't if you have a 4 ohm option on the amp. Three 16's in parallel will give you 5.3 ohms. If you have a 4 ohm setting on the amp I'd use that into them.
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#4
Quote by Cathbard
You can but the one on it's own will be receiving twice the power of the other parallel two. If you haven't bought the 8 ohm one yet I wouldn't if you have a 4 ohm option on the amp. Three 16's in parallel will give you 5.3 ohms. If you have a 4 ohm setting on the amp I'd use that into them.

Well I only have a 16 ohm option on my amp unfortunately. Otherwise I would just use the two speakers I have in parallel for an 8 ohm load.

So this will work?
#5
You can't run an amp set to 16 into an 8 ohm load. You can work into a higher impedance speaker safely (you just lose power) but NOT into a lower impedance load.
What you proposed will work but it is sub-optimal. You will have twice the power going to the 8 ohm one as each of the other two. It won't blend very well, the 8 ohm one will dominate and wear out faster. You would have to fluke a proportionally lower efficiency, but chances are that it would just sound crap. Better to buy two 16 ohm speakers instead and run it all series/parallel.
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#6
Quote by Cathbard
You can't run an amp set to 16 into an 8 ohm load. You can work into a higher impedance speaker safely (you just lose power) but NOT into a lower impedance load.
What you proposed will work but it is sub-optimal. You will have twice the power going to the 8 ohm one as each of the other two. It won't blend very well, the 8 ohm one will dominate and wear out faster. You would have to fluke a proportionally lower efficiency, but chances are that it would just sound crap. Better to buy two 16 ohm speakers instead and run it all series/parallel.


So you could run an 8 ohm amp into a 16 ohm speaker then, right?
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#7
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So you could run an 8 ohm amp into a 16 ohm speaker then, right?

Yes. Less power but it won't blow anything up.
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#8
Coolio.
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