#1
So I just opened up the back of my Avatar 2x12 cab for the first time.

I knew prior to getting the cab that it had Super Celestion 65s in it.

Now, when I bought it, I was told that both speakers were at 8 ohms.

It even says it on the jack plate, a little sticker that says 8 ohm then avatar's website.

To my surprise, when I opened the cab, there sat two Super Celestion 65s alright, but they were both 16 ohms, not 8 ohms.

This confused me as it was advertised as 8 ohms when I bought it.

Did they just send me the wrong cab with two 16 ohm speakers instead of 8 ohm speakers, or is this normal?

I b newb.
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#3
Quote by kacper_j
2 16ohm speakers in pararell make 8 ohms


I figured as much.

Does this mean if I wear to buy two new 8 ohm speakers that they would make 4 ohms in parallel?
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#5
Hmm, so how would you get a 16 ohm cab? Two 32 ohm speakers? :P:
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#7
Quote by kacper_j
Two 8 ohms wired in series


Thanks.
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#9
Impedance in series is additive.

Impedance in parallel is 1/R total = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3...

Most 4x12s use a combination of series and parallel wiring.
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#10
Well, what would sound better? Speakers wired in series, or parallel?

Or does it make a difference?
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#12
Series - sounds better for gain, chewier, not as much bass (slightly) softer sound.

Parallel - More lows, clearer sounding, highs might be more prominent.

Whichever sounds better to you.
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#13
Quote by bubb_tubbs
Series - sounds better for gain, chewier, not as much bass (slightly) softer sound.

Parallel - More lows, clearer sounding, highs might be more prominent.

Whichever sounds better to you.


Thanks for all the help
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