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Barrie
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New House Wrecker
04/23/07 at 21:43:08
 
Just finished my HW cabinet yesterday.  Will be installing the drivers this evening.  I've got four 15", dual voice-coil speakers and I'm wondering if there are any recommendations as to how to wire them.

If I parallel each shelf-pair, that will be 4 ohms.  Then, if I series the two pairs, I will be back to eight ohms.  Or, I could series all four speakers and end up with 32 ohms.

I will have terminals on the outside of the HW box for each speaker, so it will be easy to change the configuration.

Any recommendations?

Barrie, Missoula, Montana
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Adrian
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Re: New House Wrecker
Reply #1 - 04/23/07 at 21:56:50
 
the recommendations depend on what amp you're going to power it with.
what amp do you have for your HW ?
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Barrie
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Reply #2 - 04/23/07 at 22:21:18
 
The amp is quite old, probably 25 years, at least.  It's an ESS, made for Heil when he was building the big cabinets with 2 each 12' and the Heil air-transformers.

One channel of this amp seems to drive my WO-32 quite well.

Barrie
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60_and_up
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Re: New House Wrecker
Reply #3 - 04/24/07 at 02:33:42
 
Barrie wrote on 04/23/07 at 22:21:18:
The amp is quite old, probably 25 years, at least.  It's an ESS, made for Heil when he was building the big cabinets with 2 each 12' and the Heil air-transformers.

One channel of this amp seems to drive my WO-32 quite well.

Barrie



32 is very efficient.
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Adrian
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Reply #4 - 04/24/07 at 16:31:44
 
do you plan to bridge the amp ?
i assume it's stable down to 4 ohms in stereo. so if you bridge it, i'd wire the subs for a final load of 8 ohms Smiley
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