Looking at that makes my head hurt. And also my amp set fire to itself. Someone has asked if this was a good idea and I honestly have no clue myself.Is there anything inherently wrong with wiring a series/parallel speaker circuit like this?
The amp is rated 230w RMS bridged at 4 ohm with all speakers being 4 ohm resistance. Speakers 1 and 4 are 100w RMS, 2 and 3 are 30w RMS
My math says that 1/4 should be getting ~92w and 2/3 should be getting ~23w, but my gut says that's wrong
I'm trying to reuse the cheap speakers I had laying around
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4xOT12s, 2xT39s@22", TTLS@18", 2xT60@18"
It's much easier to understand if you view the two central 4 ohm drivers parallel wired as a single 2 ohm driver. The result is three drivers series wired, two at 4 ohms, one at 2 ohms. Voltage distribution will not be equal, so this arrangement should not be used. The differing power ratings of the drivers is moot. What does matter is the T/S specs and response will be different, so what you'll end up with is probably not worth doing.
Like making stew out of leftover oatmeal, pickles, chocolate cake, and onions. Just 'cuz ya' got it, don't mean ya' gotta' use it.I'm trying to reuse the cheap speakers I had laying around
6 - T39 4-25" 2-22" 3012LF
4 - OT12 2512 Melded/NSD2005
1 - T24
2 - XF210
"A system with a few knobs set up by someone who knows what they are doing is always better than one with a lot of knobs set up by someone who doesn't."
I get speakers 1 and 4 getting 36 watts each, and speakers 2 and 3 getting 9 watts each.