basic car vs home audio ohm question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Ronin, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Ronin

    Ronin Guest

    lots of stuff in car audio basically runs around 4 ohms, home generally 8 ohms

    car audio=lots of watts

    home, not so much

    what causes these differences and what kind of effect on sound does this make? etc etc etc

    i never really asked cuz i figured i should know but i never really made time to understand it and im sure others who come by may be curious as well

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  2. BlackWRX

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    Car audio nerds really don't care about sound quality. As long as their shit sounds loud and muddy, they are happy.
     
  3. BlackWRX

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    And really, thats a pretty big generalization. Car doors make a loudspeaker a lot less efficient than a perfectly designed home loudspeaker enclosure.

    Check out: http://www.bcae1.com/ if you wanna read and learn a lot more.
     
  4. Ronin

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    i dont want to comb through that site i want a single paragraph simple explanation
     
  5. ngsm13

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    Wow. You've ever read that site, I've read the entire site... multiple times. It's what taught me the basics, back in 02... used to be on a different domain.

    READ IT n00bx! ;)
     
  6. Ronin

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    i dont have time for that shit
     
  7. XR250rdr

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    4 ohm (car) vs 8 ohm (home) basically comes down to cost.

    In a car its a lot more expensive to produce a higher rail voltage than it is to use better (or more) transistors and halve the impedence to 4 ohms. In home with 120V on tap its cheaper to run a higher rail voltage and use an 8 ohm speaker to make the same amount of power.
     
  8. Ronin

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    ty
     
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