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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 14, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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10 ohm Speakers plus 2 ohm Speakers?

If I already have original 4x6, 10 ohm speakers in the kick panels, is it safe to buy & use modern 2 ohm speaks in the back of the car? The 2 ohm speakers in back would be used in conjunction with the original 10 ohm speakers. Thanks
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Re: 10 ohm Speakers plus 2 ohm Speakers?

are you wiring yjem to an amp on a separate channel or all together on one channel, and what jind of amp are you running?
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Re: 10 ohm Speakers plus 2 ohm Speakers?

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are you wiring yjem to an amp on a separate channel or all together on one channel, and what jind of amp are you running?
It would just be straight from the original am/fm radio, no amp. I'd like to add an amp later down the road though.
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Re: 10 ohm Speakers plus 2 ohm Speakers?

The 2 ohm speakers will be able to go really loud for maybe a couple minutes, hours, days. The low impedance will pretty soon blow the output transistors and who knows what else. Always the same outcome.
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Re: 10 ohm Speakers plus 2 ohm Speakers?

First, the original amp won't work well with a 2 ohm speaker, especially if it is in parallel with a 10 ohm speaker. The circuit resistance will be 1.67 ohms, and the 2 ohm speaker will sound much louder than the 10 ohm speaker. Old amps won't drive that kind of load.
If you run them in series the 10 ohm speakers will be much louder than the 2 ohm speakers.

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Re: 10 ohm Speakers plus 2 ohm Speakers?

onovakind is correct, this impedance is too low for almost any stock amp even one made today, you will fry it. You shouldnt really mix speakers with different ohm ratings anyway. The exception would be if you had Subs then you may want too. Many good aftermarket amps such as JL audio or Phoenix gold will go down this low with no problem. the 2 ohms will be louder not the 10 ohm, this is in comparison to each other obviously.
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Re: 10 ohm Speakers plus 2 ohm Speakers?

Okay guys. Thanks for your responses.

Ill just stick with the original radio & speakers for now.

Is there a good (old or new modern) amp I can buy to use with an old original am/fm & 10 ohm speakers that wouldnt hurt anything? Maybe like a small motorcycle amp?
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