Ohms? Best place to buy speakers?

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  1. rayman334

    rayman334 New Member

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    Ive got a Very nice enclosure that I want to put some New Speakers in. The Two I want to replace are The bottom 8"s that it has. However Ive ran into a few problems.

    Wheres a good place to buy Just speakers? Maybe use car speakers?

    My amp has two channels per speaker, one set for highs, and one for lows... but theyre at 6 ohms each. What would happen if I were to use a 2 ohm driver being fed 6 ohms? The sub is at 8 ohms.... is that common?


    Thanks.
     
  2. JRock10

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    2 ohms = blowing stuff up.. search for eminence speakers.
     
  3. rayman334

    rayman334 New Member

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    Thanks. Blowing Stuff up? Not to sound like such a dumbass, but could you please go into more detail about it.
     
  4. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    the crossovers are set up to work correctly when the correct impeadance woofers are used. They way to set it up correctly is to find out the impeadance on the coils of the speakers you are taking out and buy replacement woofers with the same voicecoil impeadance otherwise you can warp the crossover points to make them far less effective and also blow up the amp as Jrock said (you will not want to go below a 6ohm load on the amp)

    You are going to need to elaborate because your words are confusing but good sites to check out

    www.partsexpress.com
    www.madisound.com

    for speakers. We need to know if these 8" speakers are midrange, woofers or subwoofers or what, i am assuming woofers??? so here are a couple suggestions for decent money

    cheapest:
    DAYTON DC200 classic woofer $20.15

    cheap:
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial]DAYTON ST210/RS225 series $45-49 each
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    [FONT=Verdana,Arial]AURUM CANTUS AC-200MK2 $88

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  5. rayman334

    rayman334 New Member

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    Sorry for not making a lot of sense.

    The amp is 6 ohms.

    The Right speaker is fed two seperate pairs of wires, one for the mids/lows
    and another for the high.

    Same goes for the Left Speaker.

    The speakers I want to replace handle the mids and lows, so that would be a woffer right?

    Thank You
     
  6. darkslayer

    darkslayer There is more to life than increasing its speed.

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    You cannot go below the 6ohm level on the amp. that will cause it to overload. either cause it to go into protection or blow caps and such internally.
    stay at 6ohms or above.
    side note going above the 6ohm mark will cause you to lose power(less output from the amp).no harm just less output.
     

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