-Having multiple speakers for your sound system sure is fun but the challenging bit comes when wiring them to our amplifier(s).
Most amplifiers are:
Receivers however, have surround sound that makes hooking up many speakers straight forward.
Well, today we will go through the wiring process to match ohms of the speakers and those of the amplifier(s).
Having a 2-channel or 4-channel amp does not limit you to hook up 2 speakers or 4 speakers respectively.
You sure can hook up multiple speakers but have to consider some aspects of the amplifier. The aspect of consideration in this case will be STABILITY of ohms from the speakers that the amp can handle without strain.
Most amplifiers are stable between 2 to 8 ohms (but be sure to check the manufacturer's specifications to be CERTAIN), we don't want that amplifier to clip.
The other aspect will be the ohms of the speakers and their total ohms when wired either parallel or series. If your amplifier is stable, say at 2 ohms;You can hook up as many speakers
Make sure they all are wired to 2 ohms for stability of the amplifier. To hook up four 4 ohm speakers to a 2 ohm stable amplifier, two speakers will be wired in parallel and hooked to one channel of the amp.
The other two speakers will also be wired in parallel and hooked to the other channel of the amplifier.
Parallel wiring Connects the positive terminal of one speaker to the positive terminal of the other speaker to make one major positive terminal.
The same should be done to the negative terminal to make one major negative terminal.
The ohms of the speakers are halved with this kind of wiring.
In Series wiring(which doubles the ohms of the speakers): connect the positive terminal of one speaker to the negative terminal of the other speaker to make one major terminal. Do the same to the remaining terminals of the speaker to attain another major terminal.
For there are many combinations depending on the speaker and amplifier ohms, the knowledge behind the wiring is APPROPRIATE for all.